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The South Americans lost their second game of the 2018 World Cup, falling to a 3-0 defeat to Croatia that leaves their hopes of progressing to the last-16 hanging by a thread.

Argentina, who sit joint-second in Group D will close their group stage against Nigeria after facing off with Croatia.

Croatia took the lead after a horrendous blunder by Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero in the 53rd minute, the stopper chipping a clearance straight to Rebic who lashed home a thunderous volley.

"It's a lot of pressure for a single player to bear so I have to say I also feel responsible for missing that penalty and I'll celebrate Leo's goals like any other Argentine".

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Both Saudi Arabia and Egypt, two countries searching for their first positive result, have been eliminated from the next round. Portugal will take on Iran on Monday in their final game of Group B - with them expected to storm to the quarters.

Argentina's loss was nothing short of historic. Messi's hat-trick in the final qualification match against Ecuador ensured his team reached Russian Federation, and his seven goals made him the team's top scorer by a distance - no other Argentina player managed more than two goals in the campaign.

Next up: Argentina will take on Nigeria, and Croatia will face Iceland at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

"It's silly. Messi is good but he's never won the World Cup". Without him, they wouldn't have got anywhere near the World Cup. It could win the group if Iceland and Nigeria draw on Friday. We are not afraid of Argentina or big teams like Germany and Spain. Peru played without fear, outpossessing France and creating nearly as many scoring chances as its highly touted opponent. Denmark stays on four points, while Australia still has a chance to jump them with two.

Five-time Ballon d'Or victor Lionel Messi is universally accepted as being one of the greatest players of all time but against Iceland he was largely anonymous - apart from seeing his second half penalty saved. No matter how talented an individual is, football is a team game. Meanwhile, Australia capitalized on its opponent's leniency by growing into the game. In typical World Cup 2018 fashion, the referee used video assistant referee to make the pivotal call.

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Mile Jedinak made Denmark pay from the spot, levelling the match 1-1.

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