Álvarez surges, scores, carries Argentina to World Cup final


              Argentina's Julian Alvarez, centre, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal past Croatia's goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
            
              Argentina's Julian Alvarez scores his side's second goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
            
              Argentina's Julian Alvarez scores his side's second goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
            
              Argentina's Julian Alvarez, centre, celebrates with teammate Lionel Messi after scoring his team's second goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Argentina's Julian Alvarez, with number 9, celebrates scoring his side's third goal after an assist by Argentina's Lionel Messi, top left, during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
            
              Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, congratulates teammate Julian Alvarez after scoring their third goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            Argentina's Julian Alvarez, left, and Lionel Messi celebrate third goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) Argentina's Julian Alvarez, centre, scores his side's third goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) Argentina's Julian Alvarez celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)