The Spanish sports press issued today, Tuesday, focused on facing Argentina and Croatia, expected tonight, in the semi-finals of the World Cup Qatar 2022, noting that there will be a special competition between the two stars, Lionel Messi and Luka Modric, who own the number 10 shirt.
On its front page, sports newspaper Marca published, “The two stars of the number 10 shirt compete in the semi-finals.”
And she confirmed that Messi, the former Barcelona star and the current Paris Saint-Germain, and Modric, the Real Madrid star, will face another great challenge.
She indicated that both stars are looking to qualify for their second final, as Messi failed to win the title in 2014, losing to Germany, while Modric fell in the final of the last edition in Russia 2018 against France.
And the AS newspaper published a huge picture of Messi and Modric face to face with the headline, “A match between the two owners of the number 10.”
She confirmed that the two stars are competing to qualify for the final, and that both teams rely on their skills to snatch victory.
She pointed out that Argentina had never lost in the World Cup semi-finals.
Mundo Deportivo newspaper described the match on its front page as a “golden semi-final”, referring to both players being crowned with the Golden Ball award.
And she stressed that this is the last chance for Messi (35 years) and Modric (37 years) to win the World Cup title and contribute to adding the World Cup star to the shirt of their teams.
While the Catalan newspaper Sport clearly supported the Argentine star and published a picture of him looking at the sky celebrating one of the goals with the “Tango” and wrote, “Messi … the final awaits you.”
She pointed out that “Albiceleste” is one victory away from competing in the Qatar World Cup final.
And she confirmed that tension prevails between the elements of the Argentine national team before facing Croatia, which she made clear that she would play with much less pressure.
Croatia beat Argentina in the last World Cup in Russia 3-0 in the group stage, in a match in which Modric scored a goal, to contribute to Tango’s runner-up, and then face France in the final price, where Argentina fell 3-4.
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