AP PHOTOS: World Cup highlights from Day 18

Dec 9, 2022, 12:48 AM | Updated: 3:06 pm
A man holds an Argentinian flag prior to the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Nether...

A man holds an Argentinian flag prior to the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina, outside the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

              Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates after defeating Netherlands during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
            
              Argentina players celebrate with their fans at the end of the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Argentina's Lionel Messi and Leandro Paredes, right, celebrate at the end of the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-3 in a penalty shootout after the match ended tied 2-2. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
            
              Argentina's goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez saves from Virgil van Dijk of the Netherlands in a penalty shootout during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
            
              Argentina's goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez fails to save a kick of Virgil van Dijk of the Netherlands during penalty shootout during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
            
              Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi tries to score in front go his teammate Nicolas Tagliafico during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
            
              Wout Weghorst of the Netherlands, right, scores his side's second goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
            
              Argentina's Lionel Messi, 2nd left, takes a free kick during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
            
              Nathan Ake of the Netherlands, left, is challenged by Argentina's Lionel Messi during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
            
              Brazil's Neymar cries at the end of the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Croatia's goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic celebrates after Brazil's Marquinhos missed a penalty to lose a penalty shootout during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Croatia won 4-2 on penalties. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
            
              Croatia's players celebrate after the penalty shootout at the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
            
              Fans of Argentina watch on a mobile screen the soccer match between Croatia and Brazil prior the start of the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
            
              Brazil's players are dejected after losing the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Players of Croatia embrace goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic after defeating Brazil in a World Cup quarterfinal soccer match at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
            
              Brazil's Marquinhos is dejected after failing to score from the penalty spot as Croatia's players celebrate winning the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Croatia's goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic reacts after Brazil's Marquinhos missed a penalty shot during the penalty shootout in the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
            
              Croatia's goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic stops a penalty kick from Brazil's Vinicius Junior during the penalty shootout in the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
            
              Croatia's goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic saves a shot during a penalty shootout during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Croatia's Bruno Petkovic celebrates scoring his side's opening goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
            
              Brazil's Neymar challenges for the ball with Croatia's Josko Gvardiol during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Brazil's Neymar celebrates scoring the opening goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
            
              Croatia's Borna Sosa, left, fights for the ball with Brazil's Antony during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
            
              Brazil's Marquinhos, back, fights for the ball with Croatia's Luka Modric during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
            
              A man holds an Argentinian flag prior to the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina, outside the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Highlights from the 18th day of the World Cup in Qatar on Friday.

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