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*             Croatia are in their second consecutive World Cup semifinal after losing to France in the 2018 World Cup final. They also have a perfect record in penalty shootouts, having come out on top in all four they have contested so far in their history.

 

*             Croatia will be looking to become the first back-to-back finalists since Brazil in 2002

 

*             Argentina started their tournament with a defeat to Saudi Arabia but have since conceded just three goals in four matches to make it to the last four for the sixth time.

 

*             The teams have met twice before at a World Cup with the Croats beating the South Americans 3-0 in the group stage in 2018 after Argentina came out on top (1-0) at the same stage back in 1998.

 

*             Argentina have never been defeated in a World Cup semifinal while Croatia are the only two undefeated teams in the ongoing World Cup alongside Morocco.