Lionel Messi led Argentina will be taking on Croatia in their second game of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. This game will be played in Group D.
Argentina had to settle for a draw against a gritty Iceland. After opening the scoring through Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero. It seemed that the big occasion had gotten to their opponents. They were, in fact, making their debut at the World Cup.
But, Iceland responded the only they know how. Within minutes they equalised against the two-time World Champions and another page was written in the fairytale story that is Iceland.
Messi and co tried their all to get past them, but Iceland stood still. This draw could be debilitating for Argentina themselves. It is expected that their coach Jorge Sampaoli will be making some subtle changes.
Meanwhile, Croatia exhibited a midfield masterclass in their first game against Nigeria. It was evident how far along the team has come under and how well they know they know their strengths.
Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic showed why they are the most important players for this team.
The only chink in their armour was them getting caught on counter attacks which had pace, and this is an area that coach Zlatko Dalic will have to work on.
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When and where?
This match is to be played at Nizhny Novgorod, Novgorod, Russia. The ground has a capacity of 45,000 and it is going to be a rainy day in Novgorod with 90% chance of precipitation.
Where to watch Argentina vs Croatia live?
The clash will take place at 11:30 PM (IST) on June 21st, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV and Sony Ten 2.
ARG vs CRO recent form (Last six matches)
Argentina – D W L W L W
Argentina’s lack of preparation for the FIFA World Cup showed in their lasting outing against Iceland. They were held to a draw by the team that was making their debut at the tournament. They still have the firepower to at least advance from the group stage and it will interesting to see how they will get around on managing themselves.
Croatia– W W L W L D
Croatia’s victory over Nigeria was one of their most controlled ones. They will get a lot of confidence from that win and will focus to work on their weak defence.
ARG vs CRO Head to head
Argentina Won – 2
Croatia Won –1
Not Decided – 1
Argentina and Croatia have met four times before. Their previous encounter took place in 2014 which the South American team won against their European counterparts.
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ARG vs CRO Probable Playing 11:
Croatia (4-2-3-1) –
Subasic, Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strinic, Modric, Rakitic, Perisic, Kramaric, Rebic, Mandzukic
Cabellero, Salvio, Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico, di Maria, Banega, Mascherano, Meza, Aguero, Messi
Players to look out for-
The Real Madrid man led the team with a goal. He was running the show from the midfield and kept ticking his team along.
The FC Barcelona star missed a penalty last game, but he is one of the best examples of how to bounce back. It can be an ominous sign for Croatia of having to play Messi in this state.
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Argentina vs Croatia –
Argentina and Croatia are both quite competitive teams. Argentina needs to win this game, and we believe they will by a narrow margin.
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