FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 schedule: The FIFA World Cup 2022 semifinal stage begins on Wednesday, December 14 (IST), with Argentina taking on Croatia in the first match.
Morocco, the first African team to reach this stage of the quadrennial showpiece, will also face France in the action-packed last-four stage.
The two champions will face off in the final on December 18.
Croatia, the 2018 edition’s runners-up, have lived up to their name and demonstrated that their previous performance was not a fluke. They are undefeated in the tournament. Croatia advanced to the round of 16 after drawing 0-0 with Morocco, winning 4-1 against Canada, and drawing 0-0 with Belgium in the group stages. In the last 16, they faced Asian powerhouse Japan and won 3-1 on penalties after the score was 1-1. Croatia eliminated star-studded Brazil in the quarter-finals with a 4-2 win on penalties after the score was 1-1 after extra time.
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|December 14||Argentina vs Croatia||12:30AM||Lusail Stadium|
|December 15||Morocco vs France||12:30AM||Al Bayt Stadium|
How can I watch the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semifinal matches in India?
The semifinal matches of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will be broadcast live on Sports18 and Sports18 HD. JioCinema will be live-streamed on both Android and iOS.
How can I watch the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semifinal matches in the USA?
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semifinal matches will be broadcast live in English on Fox, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2. Telemundo and Universo will carry the broadcast in Spanish.
Live streaming of the knockout matches is available on the Fox Sports app, fuboTV, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Universo Now, and Peacock Premium.
Many teams experienced a roller-coaster ride during the tournament, with several upsets and twists. Argentina recovered from a shocking defeat to Saudi Arabia in their opening group stage match. The Lionel Messi-led team then defeated Mexico 2-0 and Poland 2-0 to win Group C and advance to the round of 16. They defeated Australia in the last 16 by a score of 2-1 to advance to the quarterfinals. The South American team faced the Netherlands in the last eight and won 4-3 on penalties after the score was tied 2-2. Argentina is now set to take on Croatia in the semi-finals.
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Morocco has been the World Cup’s dark horse this year. Most football experts did not expect the tiny African country to even make it to the quarter-finals. Morocco, on the other hand, has advanced to the semi-finals thanks to some excellent defence and performances. Their tournament campaign has been nothing short of a fairy tale, as they have gone undefeated. Morocco drew 0-0 with Croatia, won 2-0 with Belgium, and defeated Canada 2-1 in the group stage.
FIFA World Cup semi-finals 2022:
Croatia – beat Brazil 4-2 (1-1) via penalty shootout
Argentina – beat Netherlands 4-3 (2-2)
Morocco – beat Portugal 1-0
France – beat England 2-1
2022 FIFA World Cup Semi-final – Full Fixture
December 14: Argentina vs Croatia – Lusail Stadium (12:30 AM IST)
December 15: France vs Morocco – Al Bayt Stadium (12:30 AM IST)