While Croatia secured their way into playoff stage, Diego Sampaoli’s men confirmed worst fears that arose right after the final whostle of the first round draw with Iceland – Argentina is very distabilized and poor at the monent. Most of the game both teams wasn’t really good in front but did hard and sometimes even ugly at midfield one-on-one clashes. Warning sign finally revealed the horrible truth for Argentina when their experienced goalkeeper Willie Caballero made a horrendous blunder and literally gave up the ball for opponent striker Ante Rebic. On 80th minute Luka Modric scored magnificent goal form outside the box and Ivan Rakitic completed destruction of Argentina at stoppage time – 0:3.

  • Croatia keep themselves on the top of Group D with 6 points in the pocket, Argentina stuck at 3rd spot with only 1 point
  • Two other teams of Group D – Nigeria and Iceland – will play to clear up the real disposition after second round
  • Argentina will play their crucial match against Nigeria on June 26