4 Historic Matches for Messi to Reach World Cup 2022 Final

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 13 December 2022
4 Historic Matches for Messi to Reach World Cup 2022 Final

Lionel Messi, captain of the Argentina National Team, dreams of lifting the World Cup for the first time in his history next Sunday, during his current participation in the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Where Argentina qualified for the 2022 World Cup semi-finals to face Croatia in the fifth semi-final in the history of tango dancers.

Argentina's history in the World Cup semi-finals says that the team has never lost in the Golden Square match over the past 4 times, as it has always succeeded in qualifying for the final.

Argentina was the first team to win the World Cup semi-finals when it crushed the USA 6-1 in the semi-finals of the first edition on July 26, 1930, with the goals of Luis Monti, Alejandro Scopelli, and the doubles of Guillermo Stabile and Carlos Buccelli.

But the Argentines waited until 1986 to make their second appearance in the World Cup semi-final match, even though they crowned the 1978 edition on their land, they did not play a semi-final match in that edition, as the tournament system at the time was different from what it is now.

As the tournament system in the world Cup, 1978 required the qualification of 8 teams to the second round, divided into two groups, the champion of each group qualified for the final, while the second-placed team played for the bronze medal.

Argentina played the second semi-final in its history against Belgium in the 1986 edition hosted by Mexico and won 2-0, scored by legend Diego Armando Maradona on June 26.

Argentina's third semi-final was against Italy in the 1990 edition, on July 3, and ended in a 1-1 draw as Claudio Caniggia equalized for Tango 22 minutes from the end before the Latin team won 4-3 on penalties.

While the last Argentine semi-final came in the 2014 edition 8 years ago against the Netherlands, it was also decided in favor of the tango dancers by penalty kicks, with a score of 4-2 on July 9.

Lionel Messi hopes that the habit of winning the World Cup semi-finals will continue during Tuesday's match against Croatia in order to get closer to the dream of winning the World Cup.

The World Cup is a dream for Lionel Messi, who won the European Champions League, Copa America, and the Olympic gold, but the World Cup remains the most important tournament he did not achieve in his football career.

History of Argentina in the World Cup semi-finals

1930: Argentina 6-1 America

1986: Argentina 2-0 Belgium

1990: Argentina 1-1 Italy (4-3 in favor of Argentina on penalties)

2014: Argentina 0-0 with the Netherlands (4-2 in favor of Argentina on penalties)

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