June 21, 2018 will remain a nightmare forever for George Sampaoli brigade, as Croatia thrashed Argentina by 3-0 on Thursday evening, in FIFA World Cup 2018.
The finalist of the previous FIFA world cup, Brazil; Argentina are now at the brink of elimination from FIFA World Cup 2018 after their crushing defeat at Nizhny Novogrod.
Messi and co. started the game with 4-3-3 combination but Argentina’s mid-field failed to create setters. However, after Thursday evening show Modrich, Rakitich have almost secured their position in the Round of 16, now team Sampaoli’s fate is hanging over the match result of Iceland-Croatia, which will be played today evening.
The first half of yesterday’s match went goal less, however, the 52nd minute of second half has become history and will be remembered as the great mistake of the Argentine goal keeper, when he tried to fend off the ball over Ante Rebic but failed to do so. Rebic converted this to his advantage and sealed a goal for his team.
The Argentine defence was pierced twice by Croatia in the 80th and the 92nd minute of extra time where Luka Modrich and Aivan Rakitic scored 2 goal back to back goals.
On the 64th minute of the game Messi and Meza jointly made a setter to reduce goal differences but failed to find the net.