Messi carries the weight of Argentina into World Cup final


              Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates at the end of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
            Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his side's first goal with a penalty shot 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 soccer fans celebrate their team's victory over Croatia at the end of the team's World Cup semifinal match in Qatar after watching it on a screen, where Lionel Messi's live image is shown, in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
            A flag featuring Lionel Messi, left, and the late soccer great Maradona hangs amid Argentina soccer fans after they watched the team's World Cup semifinal win over Croatia, hosted by Qatar, on a screen set up in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello) Lionel Messi celebrates Argentina after defeated Croatia 3-0 in a World Cup semifinal soccer match at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) Argentina's Lionel Messi cover his face after beating Croatia 3-0 in a World Cup semifinal soccer match at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) Argentina's Lionel Messi, center, celebrate with teammates Rodrigo De Paul, left, and Nicolas Tagliafico after defeating Croatia 3-0 in a World Cup semifinal soccer match at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates defeating Croatia 3-0 in a World Cup semifinal soccer match at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)