Messi, Alvarez star in Argentina’s 3-0 win against Croatia in FIFA World Cup semis; La Albiceleste in Qatar WC final

Follow the Argentina vs Croatia FIFA World Cup semifinal match in pictures.

Rodrigo De Paul and Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrate after the team's victory during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images
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Emiliano Martinez of Argentina and Dominik Livakovic of Croatia embrace after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images
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Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates the team's 3-0 victory in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images
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An LED board inside the stadium shows Lionel Messi of Argentina as Player of the Match during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images
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Lionel Messi of Argentina and Luka Modric of Croatia shake hands after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium.(Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images
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Luka Modric of Croatia looks on during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium.(Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images
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Julian Alvarez of Argentina celebrates after scoring the team's third goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images
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Enzo Fernandez of Argentina is challenged by Nikola Vlasic of Croatia during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images
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Fans of Argentina celebrate their team's second goal during the semi-final match of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 between Argentina and Croatia at Café Bar Varela Varelita on December 13, 2022 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Tomas Cuesta/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images
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Julian Alvarez of Argentina celebrates with team mate Lionel Messi after scoring their sides second goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images
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Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his team's first goal from the penalty spot during the Qatar 2022 World Cup football semi-final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)Photo: AFP
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Lionel Messi of Argentina controls the ball during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images
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Nahuel Molina of Argentina controls the ball against Borna Sosa of Croatia during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium(Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images
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Lionel Messi of Argentina and Marcelo Brozovic of Croatia interact as both sides line up prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images
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A detailed view of the adidas 'Al Hilm' official match ball during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium.(Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images
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Luka Modric of Croatia warms up prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium. (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images
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Julian Alvarez of Argentina warms up prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium on December 13, 2022 in Lusail City, Qatar. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images
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Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mario Mandzukic embrace prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images
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Argentina fans wearing t-shirts with the faces of Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona show their support prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images
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Lionel Messi of Argentina in action during the Argentina Training Session. (Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images
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