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FIFA World Cup 2018 Croatia vs Argentina highlights: Argentina’s fans in the stadium were reduced to tears by the end of the match FIFA World Cup 2018 Croatia vs Argentina highlights:In 2014 when Argentina  and Lionel Messi failed to get over the line against Germany and the latter lifted the Jules Rimet Trophy, thousands of Argentinian hearts broke. However, what happened on Thursday, was absolute heartbreak for Argentina fans.The Barcelona forward has watched on as rival Cristiano Ronaldo has scored four goals in two matches for Portugal, including a hat-trick against Spain  On Thursday, Argentina were completely outplayed by Croatia and got humiliated 3-0 by Croatia’s first golden generation since 1998, where they finished third. While Croatia reached last 16 for the first time since their golden year of 1998, Argentina’s fans in the stadium were reduced to tears by the end of the match. For them, it all began with the emotion of absolute shock. Throughout the first half of the match, Argentina and Croatia both played the ball around, created chances in each others’ half and it all looked well poised for the second half. However, the last 45 minutes of the match only brought Argentina’s doom The win maintained Croatia’s 100% record in Russia and ensured they qualified comfortably for the knockout stages Rebic’s strike was also Croatia’s first shot at goal in the second half Argentina tried very hard to fight back from the early goal in the second half but couldn’t convert any of their chances into goals.Croatia vs Argentina highlights was when Croatia took full advantage of the fledgling Argentine defense with Modric doubling the lead in the 80th minute with a stunning goal which beating Caballero all ends up . So, why has Messi been so poor? Is he trying too hard? Is it his fault? The national team doesn’t know how to make the most out of Lionel Messi For Argentina, it was a disaster. Their generation is not exactly bad. They have stars in Messi, Aguero, Higuain, Angel Di Maria, Dybala, Mascherano but their inability to perform collectively for the white and blue of Argentina has been the country’s trouble. Top that with the misplaced strategy of Sampaoli.

There were reports during the week that Messi has been feeling so down after last Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Iceland that he refused to attend a barbecue organised by Argentine staff, instead staying alone in his hotel room. If Messi’s pre-match actions on Thursday suggested a headache, it will have got worse by seeing Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero’s howler, which led to Ante Rebic’s first goal in Nizhny Novgorod and contributed to Argentina’s heaviest World Cup group-stage defeat since 1958. Former Barcelona team-mate Cesc Fabregas, providing analysis on BBC One, called Argentina a “broken team” and questioned their team spirit, saying they were “playing against each other, not for each other”. He said: “It is difficult for Messi. He does not have the quality in behind him and is really missing Ever Banega or Giovani lo Celso. “He needs someone who can help him build up the play. You want your best player to be on the ball the most as you can.”  Croatia vs Argentina highlights the match was this goal ]]>

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