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Croatia vs. Argentina Semi-Finals: Head-to-Head World Cup Record

The semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 begin today with Argentina and Croatia. Read on to discover the head-to-head record of World Cup teams.

The FIFA World Cup 2022 semi-finals start today with Argentina vs. Croatia match. Coincidentally, both teams qualified for the stage after winning a penalty shootout. 

Additionally, the squads are no strangers to World Cup late-stage games. While Croatia hopes to make back-to-back finals appearances, Argentina hopes to repeat its semi-final performance from 2014. 

Croatia vs. Argentina: History

The teams have previously faced off twice in the World Cups, in 2018 and 1998. Both of these games were conducted during the group stage, making this their first elimination encounter. 

As for the international faceoff, the teams have only played each other five times in total.

Croatia vs. Argentina: Head-to-Head Record

The history sheet does not depict any visible supremacy between the two. Both teams won two games after producing a draw in 1994. 

However, Croatia has scored seven goals against Argentina, who has scored only five. Messi, the Argentinian superstar, has already scored twice against Croatia, entering the semi-finals with four goals in five games.

Here is a quick tally of the teams’ previous games:

Date Stage Final Result  Scorers
June 4, 1994 Friendly  0-0 None
June 26, 1998 World Cup Group Stage Argentina won 1-0 Pineda at 36’ 
March 1, 2006 Friendly Croatia won 3-2 Klasnic at 3′, Srna at 52′, Simic at 90′ –

Tevez at 4′, Messi at 6′

November 12, 2014 Friendly Argentina won 2-1 Ansaldi at 49′, Messi at 57′ – Sharbini at 11′
June 21, 2018 World Cup Group Stage Croatia won 3-0 Rebic at 53′, Modric at 80′, Rakitic at 90′

Croatia vs. Argentina: Betting Odds

When it comes to fans, betting odds prove to be a viable judgment factor. As for this semi-final, football enthusiasts are favoring Argentina despite the teams’ even history. 

The prime reason behind this trend is simple: Croatia is being seen as an outsider backed by tight, low-scoring games. On BetMGM, Argentina boasts a -110 score, while Croatia offers a score of +375.

Similarly, on Sports Interaction, Argentina has a 1.77 score compared to Croatia’s 4.80. The trend follows over to SkyBet, where Argentina has a 3/4 score compared to Croatia’s 17/4. 

Nonetheless, it is safe to state that both teams can produce wonderful performances. Thus, the game is expected to be quite even, with Argentina having a slight edge. 

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