Croatia in euphoria after stunning win over Argentina

Iceland vs Croatia LIVE World Cup updates with Argentina on the brink in Group D

As Spiro hinted, there are some remarkable parallels between this match and France's final group game at the 1998 World Cup.

Argentina, the runners up of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and easily among the tournament favourites, were crushed by Croatia on a horror Thursday night.

The pressure is on Iceland, but while they've made a knack of defying the odds over the past few years, we think their World cup journey could well end tonight.

The two-time World Cup victor sent out words of encouragement for the man in search of his first silverware with the national side ahead of their do-or-die encounter with the Super Eagles.

"It is going to be a hard game for them, we have to fight together and do everything possible to beat them in that game despite they have good players and are a quality side".

Angel Di Maria returns to the team to offer more width in attack while Ever Banega will look to ease the creative burden placed on Lionel Messi.

Nigeria take on Argentina knowing that a draw will probably be enough to see them through, unless Iceland heavily beat Croatia in Rostov.

Lionel Messi has lost his mojo.

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Achilles, who resides in the city's Hermitage museum, was held aloft for photographers then placed on a table in front of two bowls of food marked with Nigeria and Argentina flags.

Sergio Aguero is among the other players dropped by Sampaoli for a game Argentina has to win to stand a chance of advancing from Group D alongside Croatia.

"I would like to be the first in the group, but we have to take care of ourselves".

"Leo is fine", insisted veteran midfielder Javier Mascherano, who knows Messi better than most having spent eight years as his club team-mate at Barcelona.

According to former Argentina national soccer teammate Pablo Zabaleta, the World Cup forward is "stressed and unhappy".

In the 64th minute of the match, with score levelled at one each, Messi's penalty was saved by Hannes Halldorsson.

On Tuesday, Croatia could also become the fourth team in the history of the World Cup to win all three of their group games without conceding a goal. "The next day, as a coach, all I thought about was winning", Sampaoli said.

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