World Cup diary: Messi masterclass, Morocco look to shock France

All the latest news and action from the World Cup in Qatar.

Everything you need to know if you’re following the World Cup from home. Here’s your daily round-up of results, fixtures and memorable moments.

Tuesday’s results

Argentina 3-0 Croatia

All yesterday’s action

Moment of the day

Argentina legend Lionel Messi continues to steal the show in Qatar and he bagged the opening goal against Croatia in the semi-final.

The game was Messi’s 25th in the competition, equalling a 24-year record held by former Germany captain Lothar Matthaus, and he stepped up from the spot to calm Argentine nerves in the first half.

He was also heavily involved in the third as he set up Alvarez with a wonderful assist to set a showdown with France or Morocco in the final.

The 35-year-old now tops both the goals and the assists charts at the tournament.

Today’s fixtures and how to watch

Wednesday, December 14

Morocco v France (Game 62 – 7pm) BBC

Latest news

The Guardian: Morocco’s meteoric rise at World Cup is helping to smash stereotypes Morocco’s meteoric rise at World Cup is helping to smash stereotypes | World Cup 2022 | The Guardian

BBC Sport: Morocco coach Walid Regragui reaps rewards of investment World Cup 2022: Morocco coach Walid Regragui reaps rewards of investment – BBC Sport

Daily Mail: Lionel Messi hailed as the GOAT by Gary Lineker and Jamie Carragher after masterclass in World Cup win Lionel Messi hailed as the GOAT by Gary Lineker and Jamie Carragher after World Cup win | Daily Mail Online

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