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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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Iceland Goalkeeper On The ‘Homework’ He Did To Psych Out Messi

Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson revealed Saturday how he worked on psyching out Argentine superstar Lionel Messi to make a penalty save that sealed a 1-1 draw with the footballing superpower. Halldorsson was the hero when he palmed away Messi’s spot kick in the 63rd minute, correctly gambling that the Barcelona talisman would shoot to his right. The man-of-the-match described the …

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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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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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Lionel Messi Hat-Trick Seals Barcelona’s 25th Title In Style

Barcelona claimed their 25th La Liga title on Sunday as a Lionel Messi hat-trick secured a thrilling 4-2 victory at Deportivo La Coruna that wrapped up the league with four matches to spare. Ernesto Valverde’s men completed a league and cup double after thrashing Sevilla 5-0 in last week’s Copa del Rey final, regaining the Spanish crown from Real Madrid …

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