Messi on a mission as Argentina train with renewed hope

Posted June 26, 2018

"Argentina need a big win against Nigeria". La Albiceleste lost 3-0 to Croatia on Thursday leaving them in a precarious position to qualify for the knockout stages.

Iceland's titanic task could be eased if Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic sticks to his promise of rotating his team to keep his squad fresh, his side having sealed their place in the next round by beating Nigeria 2-0 and Argentina 3-0. Messi wasn't there. Instead, representatives from Argentina's delegation were in attendance.

That irked the French team, and coach Didier Deschamps said the comments were "not something particularly pleasant".

Rostov-On-Don: Struggling to make their mark, Iceland will aim for nothing less than a win when they take on already-qualified Croatia in their last Group D clash at the Rostov Arena here on Tuesday.

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero has had a nightmare tournament so far, in particular when he gave the ball away cheaply to allow Croatia to open the scoring in the second game and Sampaoli said he would not hesitate in dropping his experienced players.

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After already achieving their first objective, Croatia would likely bench some of their players against Iceland.

The South Americans were abject in their first two games in Russian Federation, drawing with Iceland and being comprehensively beaten by Croatia to leave themselves teetering on the brink. They all have to take responsibility and play for each other.

Argentina's best bet is to score first and control the dynamic, forcing Nigeria to push forward and allowing Argentina to find Messi on the break.

The Everton midfielder missed a penalty against Nigeria, and his team will need to do more to share the attacking burden, in particular by being more effective at set pieces.

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But it was all in vain when Japan's Yuya Osako leapt above his marker to head a corner into the net for the 73rd-minute victor . There are also scenarios where the group matches end in a number of draws, which could help Colombia creep back into the mix.

But Nigeria have told them to back off, wanting Uzoho, who is signed to Spain's Deportivo La Coruna, to focus on his World Cup campaign. Even then, the goal difference will come into play.

From there it was all Zlatko Dalic's side, with Luka Modric thumping home a thunderous strike to make it two before Ivan Rakitic coolly slotted home to put the result beyond doubt. The players look like they are not interested, the manager is looking like a disaster and Messi looks like he wants to be back at Barcelona. "We will give Lionel Messi to Lionel Messi", Malkina said, laughing.

"I'm not going to stop believing in them". "There's only one option for us, (which) is that he plays his last game in St. Petersburg".

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Denmark, on the other hand, will advance with a draw but a defeat, paired with an Australia win against Peru, could send them packing.

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