World Cup Semi-Finals Talking Points: Lionel Messi’s Last Shot, France’s Defense And The Moroccan Miracle

The world takes a look at the key storylines from the World Cup semi-finals; Argentina take on Croatia on Tuesday night at Lusail Stadium; kick-off 7pm; France play Morocco – out to become the first African nation to reach the final – on Wednesday night at Al Bayt Stadium; kick-off 7pm

Lionel Messi’s date with destiny, France’s defense of their crown, Morocco’s miraculous run and Croatia’s crusade for a second consecutive World Cup final. England may be out but the semi-finals in Qatar promise to thrill.

Messi takes Argentina into the last four aiming to take his final shot at World Cup glory all the way as he bids to cement his legacy as the greatest player ever. But standing in their way is the evergreen Luka Modric and a stubborn Croatia side hell-bent on going one step further than they did in Russia four years ago.