FIFA World Cup 2018 Argentina vs Croatia
Argentina is a great footballing nation with world class players such as Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria but with no plan B to win. It is also said by some people that if you mark Lionel Messi out the game then Argentina have no alternative plan and any nation has a chance to beat them. Unfortunately, everything is wrong with Argentina in this World Cup. The match on Thursday, 21st June 2018 showed that there was probably an undue amount of pressure on Lionel Messi. This resulted in their defeat by Croatia by 0-3.
Also, it is said that Argentina is on brink of early exit after this match. Argentina was not so good, but credit to Croatia totally. They played more like a club side, high press, high energy and players showed trust in each other. Rebic scored the first goal in 53 minutes leading with 0-1. The next goal was scored by Luka Modric in 80 minutes and the last one by Ivan Rakitic 90 + 1 minutes. Luka Modric is definitely the man of the match whose original club is Real Madrid.
This was Croatia’s first victory in five attempts against a South American team at the World Cup, having lost the previous four but this time, certainly not.
On the other side, this was Argentina’s heaviest defeat in the first-round group stage of a World Cup since losing 6-1 to Czechoslovakia in 1958. They could not defeat teams like Iceland and Croatia, which is not expected from Argentina at any cost. !