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Messi, Alvarez score as Argentina thrash Croatia to reach World Cup final

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Argentina have sealed a place in the FIFA 2022 Qatar World Cup final after beating Croatia 3-0 in the semifinal on Tuesday night.

Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez fired the South Americans past the Europeans on a loud night at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail, Qatar.

Messi opened the scoring from the spot in the 34th minute after Alvarez had won the penalty, before the latter doubled the lead within the next five minutes.

Alvarez was then assisted by Messi in the second half to score the third. The pass from Messi was a magnificent one, and it sealed the victory for Argentina.

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