The FIFA World Cup 2022 Semi-Finals are on the horizon. All eyes will be on the Argentina vs Croatia live stream, which will be the first match to determine the finalist. Considering the quality of football and unpredictable results that we’ve seen so far, it’s become almost impossible to determine a winner for a match. Moreover, since these matches are determined within one round, anybody could come out on top. Argentina has been going strong since their first and only defeat to Saudia Arabia. For Croatia, their goalkeeper and defence have been excellent at every step.
This could also be Lionel Messi and Luka Modric’s last World Cup tournament. The two maestros have been the shining beacons for their respective countries for a long time. However, only one of the teams can move forward and possibly lift the coveted trophy. So, who could it be? To find out, we’ll give you all the details on the Argentina vs Croatia live stream!
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Argentina vs Croatia Time In India
The match between the South American giants and the European underdogs will kick off at 12:30 AM IST on Wednesday, December 14. You can watch the match live on either Sports18 or JioCinema.
Argentina vs Croatia Lineup
Although Argentina’s Rodrigo De Paul was supposedly unfit for the match against the Netherlands, the Argentine carried on for the first 66 minutes of the match. It’s expected that he will be part of the Starting 11 in the match against Croatia. However, Marcos Acuna and right-back Gonzalo Montiel will be missing the match. This is after they picked up a suspension due to the accumulation of too many yellow cards.
For Croatia, none of their important players will be missing for the match against Argentina. However, midfielders Mateo Kovacic and Luka Modric are both one yellow card away from suspension, should they make it to the finals of the World Cup.
Let’s take a look at the respective lineups. Bear in mind that this is a prediction. The official lineups will be declared a few hours before the match begins.
Starting 11: Emi Martinez; Otamendi, Molina, Romero, Tagliafico; Fernandez, De Paul, Mac Allister; Alvarez, Messi, Di Maria.
Bench: Correa, Dybala, Lautaro Martinez, Pezzella, Foyth, Paredes, Rodriguez, Palacios, Armani, Rulli, Lisandro Martinez, Almada, Gomez.
Starting 11: Livakovic; Juranovic, Sosa, Gvardiol, Lovren; Kovacic, Modric, Brozovic; Perisic, Kramaric, Petkovic.
Bench: Grbic, Barisic, Stanisic, Jakic, Livaja, Pasalic, Budimir, Ivusic, Sutalo, Vida, Erlic, Sucic, Majer, Vlasic, Orsic.
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Argentina vs Croatia Head To Head
Throughout the course of international football, the two teams have faced each other for a total of 5 times. It has been pretty even so far, as Argentina and Croatia have both had two wins each. Another encounter between them resulted in a draw. However, this upcoming Argentina vs Croatia Semi-Final match will definitely yield a new winner.
How to watch Argentina vs Croatia match?
To watch the Argentina vs Croatia live stream, you can follow the steps shown below:
For JioCinema users, you can either use the app on your smartphone, website, or the PWA (Progressive Web App). Let’s check out all the steps:
- For smartphone users, you’ll have to download the JioCinema app from the official app store.
- Open the app and provide your registered Jio mobile number to log in.
- You’ll also have to submit the OTP that you’ll receive on the number.
- After logging in, you can tap on the FIFA segment in the app, or select the relevant match banner.
- If you’re using a PC, you’ll have to visit the official JioCinema website.
- Find the user icon at the top half of the screen and click on it.
- Enter your registered Jio mobile number to log into the app.
- Submit the OTP you receive on the given number as well.
- After logging into the website, you’ll be able to click on the FIFA tab or the match banner to watch the Argentina vs Croatia live stream.
- JioCinema’s website will also prompt you to download the PWA.
- You can download the PWA from the link on the website and watch the match directly from there.
Note: In either case, we recommend you have a stable internet connection and a decent data package to stream the match in high quality.
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Users of TATA Play (formerly TATA Sky) can also watch the match on the Sports18 channel. This channel is under the Viacom18 subsidiary and will also broadcast the Argentina vs Croatia live stream. To subscribe to the channel, you’ll have to call the customer care number (1800 208 6633). You can also visit their official website to log in with your registered mobile number and subscribe to the channel.
The World Cup Final is just a few days away. These next couple of matches are crucial to determining who’s going to be the champion of the biggest sport in the world. Will Messi finally lift the trophy that’s been evading him his entire career? Or will Croatia pull a miracle and go a step further than their last World Cup tournament? To find out, you’ll have to watch the Argentina vs Croatia live stream!
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