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Argentina route to the World Cup final explained: Knockout opponents, dates, venues, live streaming info

Copa American champion Argentina came into the FIFA World Cup 2022 as one of the tournament favourites. Unbeaten for 36 games, Lionel Scaloni’s men were on a roll coming into Qatar.

However, Lionel Messi and his men started their campaign in the worst way possible, suffering a 2-1 loss against Saudi Arabia, and soon doubts were raised over whether La Albiceleste can even qualify from the group stages.

But the loss is a thing of the past now and Argentina is undefeated since. It clinched 2-0 wins against Mexico and Poland and qualified as Group C topper.

In the Round of 16 clash against Australia, it beat Australia 2-1 courtesy of goals by Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez to set up a quarterfinal date with the Netherlands.

Which teams can Argentina face in the semifinal?

If Argentina beats the Netherlands in the quarters, it could face Croatia (Group F runner-up) or arch-rival Brazil (Group G winner) in the semis.

The semifinal will take place at the Lusail Stadium on December 13.

Which teams can Argentina face in the final?

Since Argentina topped Group C, it will meet a team that is from the other side of the bracket.

In the final, Argentina can face defending champion France (Group D winners), England (Group B winners) or Portugal (Group H winners), which will be a World Cup final showdown between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The World Cup 2022 final will be played on December 18 at the Lusail Stadium.

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