Spanish referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz was the busiest man on the Lusail Stadium on Friday as Argentian defeated the Netherlands on penalties to succeed in the semi-finals of the continuing FIFA World Cup. Argentina led 2-0 till the 83rd minute earlier than the Netherlands’ striker Wout Weghorst scored twice off the bench to drive extra-time, which sparked stress between the 2 sides. Antonio Mateu Lahoz handed out 13 yellow playing cards all through a feisty encounter, and was later criticed by many, together with Lionel Messi, for a few of his selections.
Messi set-up Argentina’s opener, which was scored by Nahuel Molina, earlier than doubling Argentina’s benefit from the penalty spot.
While Argentina managed to edge out the Netherlands, the stress between the 2 sides appeared to proceed additional down the tunnel because the Argentina captain lashed out at Weghorst throughout a post-match interview.
“Who are you ? Go forward you silly,” Messi was heard as saying on air in Spanish.
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The presenter, who was interviewing Messi, requested the the star participant to settle down.
Notably, Messi additionally had a altercation with the Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal, who later introduced that he has determined to step down from his function as head coach.
Argentina will now tackle Croatia within the first semi-final on Wednesday, December 14.
Croatia, who completed as runner ups within the earlier version, shocked five-time champions Brazil, additionally on penalties.
After Neymar Jr had scored for Belgium, Bruno Petkovic scored off the bench as Croatia took the sport to penalties, the place they prevailed.
Dominik Livakovic denied Rodrygo Goes, whereas Marquinhos hit the put up, sending Croatia into the final 4.
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