Tiktukno: summary of today's events in sports, 12.13 (Sport1)
The Argentina team led in all of its games in the World Cup in Qatar, while Croatia, on the other hand, lagged behind in all of them.
Tonight (Tuesday) in the first semi-final, it ended in a crushing 0-3 for Albiceleste who are now waiting to see who will be their opponent in Sunday's final - France or Morocco - after another big performance from Lionel Messi and young star Julian Albers.
Watch the summary of Argentina's victory over Croatia on the way to the final courtesy of Kaan 11 - the official broadcaster of the 2022 World Cup. Live broadcasts, summaries, statistics and more are waiting for you on the Kaan World Cup page. As soon as the final whistle was blown, coach Lionel Scaloni burst into tears and for many minutes tears flowed from his eyes
The coach was not the only one who could not contain his excitement about reaching the final and also Lionel Messi, who scored and assisted - he is currently the top scorer of the World Cup in Qatar with five goals and three assists, ahead of the French Kylian Mbappe who will play tomorrow because the young star scored five goals and assisted two - moved among all players The faculty and the professional team, made sure not to miss any of them and everything to thank them in such a great moment for the Argentinians.
Gio Lo Celso, who missed the World Cup due to injury, also arrived in Qatar before the semi-finals and joined the celebrations of his friends on the grass.
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Lionel Messi said at the end: "What do I feel? Lots, lots of emotions right now. I'm excited about everything that's happening. Seeing the people, the families - it's amazing. I don't know if this is my best World Cup, but I've been enjoying myself for a long time now We believe in ourselves and are confident in our ability all along the way. We know what we want to achieve and ask everyone to believe in us. We wanted to reach the final and we did it."
Messi also said: "Argentina once again in the World Cup final, enjoy it. What happened today is truly extraordinary, and I'm happy that the Argentine people are happy today. I imagine what's happening there and it's certainly crazy. We knew we weren't considered favorites to win and we'll give everything to win In the final, we proved it game by game."
Messi also appeared at the press conference where he said: "I am strong enough to deal with what is happening. There is a great group of players and people here, very smart who know how to suffer when necessary and know how to read the game and the important moments. What is happening here is completely crazy and from the beginning we told the Argentines to trust us , because we knew what we were worth. Now Argentina is again in the World Cup final."
The flea in the end received the award for the outstanding player for the fourth time in Qatar and when asked if he thought another player deserved it, he answered: "They were all very good, but if I have to choose one then Julián (Albers). He had an outstanding game."
Luis Suarez, his best friend from the days they shared in Barcelona and who in Qatar was eliminated with Uruguay in the group stage, praised on Instagram: "You never get tired of showing everyone that you are the best player in the world. The whole world should stand up and applaud everything this boy has given to football. My friend, you are amazing ".
Argentina scored, the father celebrated and the boy found himself floating in the air
The young Julian Albers, who with his double today already has four goals in his first World Cup at the age of 22, added: "I'm happy, it's a victory we deserved. We're in the finals, that's what we wanted and now we'll rest and prepare for the game on Sunday. I'm sure my family is crazy right now, Like the whole country. We will do everything for the Argentine people."
Nicolas Tagliafico, who started this evening following the yellow cards accumulated by Marcos Acuña, said: "We ask the Argentine people to continue to support us and we want to bring them the cup and we will do everything for it. When we are united, anything can happen. We followed the same path all the time and we continue to follow the dream . It feels like there are more Argentinians here than in Argentina, it's just crazy. Whatever happens, we will do everything for them."
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