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Three Things We Learned From World Cup Day Eight

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - JUNE 21: Luka Modric of Croatia reacts as Lionel Messi of Argentina looks on during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Argentina and Croatia at Nizhny NovgorodStadium on June 21, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (Photo by Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Argentina are facing a humiliating first-round exit after a 3-0 mauling by Croatia which leaves Lionel Messi’s dream of finally lifting a major title in jeopardy. Inspired by midfield masterclasses from Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, Croatia joined France in sealing their place in the last 16 on Thursday after Les Bleus saw off a spirited Peru 1-0. Denmark remain …

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Argentina’s Media Cry ‘Catastrophe’ After World Cup Humiliation

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - JUNE 21: Head Coach of Argentina Jorge Sampaoli looks on before the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Argentina and Croatia at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on June 21, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Argentina’s media stuck the boot into Lionel Messi and his teammates on Thursday, branding the team’s World Cup defeat to Croatia a  “catastrophe” and a “humiliation”. Argentina face the prospect of an embarrassing first-round exit in Russia after suffering a 3-0 loss to the Croatians in Nizhny Novgorod, which left them with one point from two games. For Argentina’s press, …

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The Knives Are Out For Argentina After Croatia Hammering

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - JUNE 21: Lionel Messi of Argentina looks dejected after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Argentina and Croatia at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on June 21, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (Photo by Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Argentina’s World Cup descended into farce on Thursday night after they fell to a 3-0 humbling at the hands of Croatia. Despite making a number of changes from the side’s 1-1 draw against Iceland in their opener, Jorge Sampaoli’s side were wretched as their European opponents took full advantage of their defensive shortcomings in a ruthless second half. Goals from Ante …

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Watch: Willy Caballero Howler Puts Argentina’s World Cup In Danger

Croatia's forward Ante Rebic (L) scores against Argentina's goalkeeper Willy during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Argentina and Croatia at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 21, 2018. (Photo by Martin BERNETTI / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

Argentina’s World Cup hopes were thrown into serious danger on Thursday night after a scarcely-believable error from goalkeeper Willy Caballero. The Chelsea stopper, only in the starting eleven due to an injury that kept regular number one Sergio Romero out of the squad, attempted a bit of trickery early in the side’s clash with Croatia and was left with egg …

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Diego Maradona Blasts Argentina Coach After Iceland Draw

Argentina legend Diego Maradona issued a scathing assessment Sunday of his country’s World Cup draw with Iceland, warning manager Jorge Sampaoli that he would not be welcome back home unless he changes his tactics. “Playing like that, he can’t come back to Argentina,” the 1986 World Cup winner told Venezuelan television after Lionel Messi missed a penalty in the 1-1 …

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Argentina Legend Diego Maradona Responds To Accusation Of Racism

Argentina's football legend Diego Maradona smokes a cigare as he attends the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Argentina and Iceland at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on June 16, 2018. (Photo by Juan Mabromata / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Diego Maradona came under a bit of fire on Saturday afternoon when he was alleged to have made a racist gesture. The all-time footballing great was in Moscow to watch his national side’s 1-1 draw against Iceland – but stole some of the limelight when ITV commentator Jacqui Oatley suggested that he made a less than proper gesture towards some South …

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Five Things We Learned From Argentina And Iceland’s Stalemate

Argentina's forward Lionel Messi reacts at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Argentina and Iceland at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on June 16, 2018. (Photo by Francisco LEONG / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Argentina and Iceland began their 2018 World Cup campaign with a 1-1 draw in Moscow on Saturday afternoon. The 2014 finalists were seen by many as Group D favourites – or even potential winners of the competition – but they were held to a stalemate by a dogged Icelandic side that are determined to make an impression at this tournament …

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Argentina Defence Savaged After Conceding Sloppy Iceland Equaliser

Iceland's forward Alfred Finnbogason (C) scores the equaliser during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Argentina and Iceland at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on June 16, 2018. (Photo by Francisco LEONG / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Argentina had a mixed beginning to their 2018 World Cup campaign against Iceland on Saturday. Jorge Sampaoli’s side are, at the very least, expected to come through Group D with relatively little fuss, and made the perfect start to proceedings against their European opponents when Sergio Aguero put them ahead with a fine finish on the 20-minute mark. The South …

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World Cup 2018: All 32 Teams Previewed Group-By-Group

World Cup

The World Cup comes roaring into life on Thursday afternoon, as four years of hard work all boils down to a month-long tournament for the 32 teams involved. Defending champions Germany are among the favourites to retain their trophy, but look set to be pushed all the way by the likes of Brazil and France. Spain will also be there …

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World Cup 2018 Preview: Group D – Messi’s Last Chance Of Glory?

World Cup Group D

Our World Cup group-by-group preview turns to Groud D, featuring Nigeria, Croatia, Iceland and 2014 finalists Argentina. This looks to be one of the harder groups to call, as the two favourites have major faults to detract from their strengths, while the two underdogs might prove to be that bit too limited.   Argentina FIFA Ranking (June 2018): 5th Best World …

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Guardiola Says Sergio Aguero Will Recover In Time For World Cup

Despite currently being in recovery from a recent knee surgery, Guardiola maintains that Sergio Aguero will be fit to play in this summer’s World Cup. Manchester City’s title-winning season could not have gone much better on a domestic level, all things considered. Ahead of their great rivals Manchester United by a comfortable margin of 16 points with three games left to …

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