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Messi, Alvarez shine as Argentina stun Croatia to reach FIFA World Cup final

09:14 AM | 14 Dec, 2022
Messi, Alvarez shine as Argentina stun Croatia to reach FIFA World Cup final
Source: @FIFAWorldCup/Twitter

DOHA – Star player Lionel Messi displayed A-game as Argentina overpowered underdog Croatia 3-0 to reach World Cup final with a 3-0 win.

With the latest feat, people in Argentina rejoiced with thousands of fans pouring onto the streets of the capital waving Argentina flags out of their vehicles.

The semi-final held at Lusail Stadium shows a thrilling encounter as the South American side beat Croatia, advancing to within win of its first world championship since 1986. Messi, who is likely playing in his final World Cup, remained untouchable in the game.

His penalty kick late in the first half opened the scoring against the European side, which was overmatched.

The star player scored a goal and produced a stunning assist, while forward Julian Alvarez struck two goals Croatia faced a tough time making a comeback after going 2-0 up at the halftime break.

Apparently, Croatia was struggling to defend the charged Argentine players. Croatia earlier stunned Brazil on penalties, attempted to attack in the second half but their neat passing failed to open any cracks in an Argentine defence.

Later, Argentina doubled their lead when, after a break from a corner, Alvarez started a long dribble goalwards and slipped the ball to send the heavily Argentine crowd into a frenzy.

Argentina will now lock horns for the final game with either France or Morocco, as Messi led team is looking to land a third-world crown after 1986. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
 
76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
 
1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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