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Argentina's Wilfredo Caballero seems discouraged after his error leads to a Croatia goal during the Group D match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup between Argentina and Croatia. (Photo by Elsa / Getty Images)

Argentina (0-1-0, 1 point) vs. Croatia (1-0-0, 3 points)

Group D, Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod

Yellow card to Vrsaljko of Croatia

In minute 67.

Argentina is about to equal [19659007] Gonzalo Higuain drove to the end with the ball in the 64th minute and threw a pbad into the 6-yard area where Maximiliano Meza was cutting. Suba was saved by Subašić, the Croatian goalkeeper, and Messi got the rebound. Subašić made another save, hitting the ball outside the bounds of a corner that was harmless.

Goal Croatia!

Oh, what a mistake! Caballero, goalkeeper from Argentina, made an attempt to clean up. Rebic was there waiting and sent a volley through his silhouette. The Blazers took the lead in the 54th minute.

The announcers compared Caballero's "authorization" with an alley pbad to the Rebic kill.

So it sounded in the Argentine national broadcast.

Yellow card to Argentina Mercado

In minute 51.

Half time: Argentina 0, Croatia 0

The first 45 frantic, physical and, sometimes, careless minutes threw many scoring opportunities, but No goal between Argentina and Croatia, they go to the tied half. In a two-minute stretch, just after half of the match, Argentina's Enzo Perez missed a wide open net after a lack of communication on the Croatian back-line. Then Mario Mandžukić of the Blazers blew an open header in a beautiful cross from Šime Vrsaljko.

No team can secure a place in the knockout round with a victory on Thursday, but Argentina is certainly more desperate to get a win after conceding a draw to Iceland last week. Croatia can take firm control of the group with a victory after beating Nigeria to open the tournament.

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Yellow card for Croatia's Rebic

In the 40th minute.

Now Croatia loses one chance

Two minutes later, Šime Vrsaljko played a beautiful ball towards the six-box garden for Mario Mandžukić who escaped from his defender. But Mandžukić somehow could not get his head in the ball, which slunk out of bounds. Both teams have had A-grade opportunities. We are still tied.

Argentina loses a wide open net

Croatian goalkeeper Danijel Subašić withdrew from his goal after a mistake in the Blazers baseline in the 30th minute. That left Enzo Pérez with the ball on his foot from 10 yards away without anyone getting in front of the goal and without a defender to press him.

Even so, Pérez hastened his attempt and sent it wide open. We are still without annotation since the game starts to open.

Croatia create the first chance

In the 5th minute, Ivan Perišić placed himself behind the Argentinian defense and hit a high hip shot from eight yards which was blocked by goalkeeper Willy Caballero. It's an encouraging start for the Blazers who can control the ball and put it behind the defenders.

Diego Maradona kisses Messi jersey

Makes fans go crazy for emotion.

Initial lineups are announced

Pregame thoughts [19659032] What treatment should this match be? This Group D contest faces Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi from Argentina and Ivan Rakitic from Croatia. It is the first meeting of the teams in the World Cup since 1998, where Argentina beat Croatia 1-0. Argentina is in need of a win after conceding a draw to Iceland in its first game. Croatia proved solid as they took charge of Nigeria, 2-0. Both teams feel very comfortable playing with possession of the ball, which means that counterattacks and sets will be important. In addition, fouls: Messi missed a penalty, which led to a disappointing result against Iceland. Luka Modric finished his penalty attempt against Nigeria.

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Argentina (0-1-0, 1 point)

  • Sample of the last World Cup: Subchampion, 2014.
  • Best result: Champion, 1986, 1978. [19659035] Notable: Messi scored his first international goal against Croatia in a friendly of 2006.
  • FIFA World Ranking: 5. ELO World Ranking: 6.

Croatia (1-0-0, 3 points) [19659039] Sample of the last World Cup: Group stage, 2014.

  • Best result: Third place, 1998.
  • Remarkable: Croatia has played a South American opponent in each of its four previous World Cups. He is 0-4 in those matches.
  • FIFA World Ranking: 20. ELO World Ranking: 17.
  • Outstanding Players

    For Argentina there is only one name: Messi . Messi, Messi, Messi. A victory in the World Cup could consolidate his legacy as the best Argentine footballer of all time, surpbading even Diego Maradona. And now, after that wrong penalty, you need a great moment for redemption.

    Croatian midfielder Luka Modric (Real Madrid) is a football coherence and intelligence model. Never too fast, never too slow, Croatia will look for it to feed a talented line of strikers. He finished his penalty attempt to seal a 2-0 victory against Nigeria on Saturday.

    What's coming

    Argentina: vs. Nigeria in St. Petersburg, June 26, 2 p.m.

    Croatia: vs. Iceland in Rostov-on-Don, June 26, 2 pm

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