The FIFA 2022 played in Qatar has been outstanding since the time it started on November 20 with every team fighting to rise to the top 16 followed by quarters and semis.

Argentina vs Croatia & France vs Morocco

Argentina vs Croatia & France vs Morocco (Indian Express Malayalam)

FIFA World Cup 2022 is nearing its conclusion after the quarterfinal matches. The four teams who have advanced to the championship tournament’s semifinals are Argentina, Croatia, France, and Morocco. The first country from Africa to qualify for the semifinals is Morocco.

The Qualifying Teams for FIFA World Cup 2022 Semi-Finals

  • Croatia – beat Brazil 4-2 (1-1) via a penalty shootout
  • Argentina – beat Netherlands 4-3 (2-2)
  • Morocco – beat Portugal 1-0
  • France – beat England 2-1

FIFA Semi-Finalists Teams & Results

  • December 14: Argentina vs Croatia – Lusail Stadium (12.30 AM IST) – Argentina wins by 3 – 0
  • December 15: France vs Morocco – Al Bayt Stadium  (12.30 AM IST) – France won by 2 – 0

FIFA Third Place Play-Off & Result

  • December 17: Croatia vs Morocco – Khalifa International Stadium (8.30 PM IST) – Croatia won by 2 – 1

FIFA Final 2022 & Result

  • December 18: Argentina vs France – Lusail Stadium (8.30 PM IST) – Argentina clinches the FIFA 2022 title after a 4-2 penalty shootout win
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FIFA 2022 Awards 

  • Lionel Messi – Golden Ball
  • Kylian Mbappe – Golden Boot
  • Enzo Fernandez – Young player of World Cup 2022
  • Emiliano Martinez – Golden Glove


FIFA 2022: Four Countries to Semis

The tournament was an emotional roller coaster filled with surprises and twists for many teams. 

  • Croatia

Croatia, which finished as runners-up in the 2018 edition, has held up to its name by going undefeated thus far in this competition. Croatia swept through the group stages by drawing 0-0 with Belgium, defeating Canada 4-1, and drawing 0-0 with Morocco to go to the round of 16. In the round of 16, they faced Japan, a regional powerhouse, and triumphed 3-1 on penalties after the game was deadlocked 1-1. 

Croatia enters the FIFA 2022 semis, defeating Brazil

Croatia enters the semis, defeating Brazil (Way2Barak)

  • Argentina

Argentina recovered from an unexpected loss to Saudi Arabia in their opening encounter of the group round. The team headed by Lionel Messi then defeated Mexico and Poland, both by scores of 2-0, to win Group C and advance directly to the round of 16. They defeated Australia 2-1 in the round of 16 to advance directly to the quarterfinals. The South American team faced the Netherlands in the round of eight and prevailed 4-3 on penalties after the game was drawn 2-2. 

Argentina beats Netherlands to enter the FIFA 2022 semi final

Argentina beats Netherlands to enter the semi-final (The Hindu)

The semi-final matchup between Croatia and Argentina is officially determined. After the game ended 1-1 despite going into extra time, Croatia defeated star-studded Brazil 4-2 on penalties in the quarterfinal.

  • Morocco

In this World Cup, Morocco has emerged as the underdog. However, because of some outstanding play and defense, Morocco has advanced to the semifinals. Due to their undefeated record, their tournament run has been nothing short of a fairy tale. In the group stage, Morocco defeated Canada by a score of 2-1, defeated Belgium by a score of 2-0, and drew 0-0 with Croatia. In the round of 16, they faced off against a formidable Spain team and won 3-0 on penalties after the score was deadlocked at 0-0 in extra time. They defeated Portugal, which featured a star-studded lineup, 1-0 in the quarterfinal.

Morocco beat Portugal to enter FIFA 2022 semi final

Morocco beat Portugal to enter the semi-final

  • France

World Champions right now since 2018, France appears to have kept up their winning streak. Having defeated Australia 4-1 and Denmark 2-1, France topped Group D and advanced directly to the round of 16. They beat Poland 3-1 in the round of 16 to go to the quarterfinal. By defeating England 2-1 in the round of eight, France advanced quickly to their second consecutive semifinal. France is one of the major contenders for the FIFA World Cup 2022 with players like striker Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappé, who both have among the most goals scored in the competition.

France beat England to enter FIFA 2022 semi final

France beat England to enter the semi-final

All the football fans, watch the semi-final matches between Argentina and Croatia, and between France and Morocco on December 14 and 15, followed by the Third Place play-off on December 17, followed by the Final on December 18, on Sports18 and Jio Cinema. May the best team win the FIFA World Cup 2022!, pub-3862145386704795, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 InterServer Web Hosting and VPS

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