Photo: £27m Tottenham player spotted celebrating with Messi and Romero at the World Cup last night
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Photo: £27m Tottenham player spotted celebrating with Messi and Romero at the World Cup last night

Tottenham Hotspur defender Cristian Romero is now just one game away from winning the World Cup.

His Argentina side defeated Ivan Perisic’s Croatia 3-0 last night, in a game dominated by Lionel Messi.

Romero posted on Twitter after the match to celebrate, and now has a final to prepare for.

Argentina will either face the tournament’s surprise package Morocco, or Hugo Lloris’s France on Sunday.

Considering they began the tournament with a shock defeat to Saudi Arabia, Argentina have recovered quickly.

Romero has played a big part in that, starting all-but-one of Argentina’s games.

He picked up his second booking of the competition last night, but won’t be banned for the final.

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Luckily for him, there’s an amnesty on yellow cards after the quarter-finals.

The players were unsurprisingly jubilant when the full-time whistle blew, with players and coaches streaming onto the pitch.

They were also joined by Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, who has been supporting them throughout the World Cup.

Injury thwarted his chance to be part of the squad, but the Argentine players seem very happy to have Lo Celso around the camp.

Lo Celso celebrates with Argentina at the World Cup

The £27m midfielder has been out on loan at Villarreal this season, and looked set to be called-up by Lionel Scaloni.

However, a hamstring injury picked up at the end of October required surgery, ruling him out of the tournament.

Argentina haven’t appeared to miss Lo Celso so far, with their midfield performing brilliantly without him.

He’s very close with Lionel Messi, and the pair were seen celebrating at the full-time whistle yesterday.

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Messi has already said that he misses Lo Celso and Sergio Aguero being in their World Cup squad.

It could be a bitter sweet moment for the 26-year-old if he witnesses Argentina lift the trophy on Sunday.

To be so close to being a part of the squad will hurt Lo Celso.

However, losing another World Cup final after their failure in 2014 would be even worse.

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