Iceland up against complacent Croatia

Who's the GOAT? Ronaldo fans trolled Messi after Argentina's 0-3 thrashing by Croatia

Who's the GOAT? Ronaldo fans trolled Messi after Argentina's 0-3 thrashing by Croatia

Croatia lost 1-0 to Iceland in a World Cup qualifier and had to go through the playoffs to reach the finals so they will be taking nothing for granted despite speculation that coach Zlatko Dalic could field a second-string team.

Iceland have the chance to knock Messi out of the World cup and join Croatia in the last 16 if they can win.

The 33-year-old Portuguese player gained some more points in the Messi vs Ronaldo debate when he scored a victor against Morocco and Messi failed to live up to the exceptions once again as Croatia defeated Argentina 3-0.

The Argentina federation were even moved on Saturday to confirm that Sampaoli would continue for the final group game among rumours of a rift between players and coach.

"The happiest I saw Lionel Messi when I played alongside him for Argentina was in 2012 - he scored a hat-trick against Brazil in NY, and he played the whole game with freedom and a smile on his face", he wrote in his BBC Sport column. "We've often said we're like a married couple". "As much as we enjoy watching Messi play, it's against us".

One of many cats to have lived at the Hermitage, once the imperial Winter Palace, Achilles previously predicted outcomes during the 2017 Confederations Cup.

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Messi has struggled in Russian Federation thus far, missing a penalty in his side's 1-1 draw with Iceland, before struggling in the stunning 3-0 defeat to Croatia.

On Tuesday, Argentina faces a do-or-die match against Nigeria.

Argentina must win and that probably explains why Sampaoli's lineup is so attacking. They might be able to snatch a win here, but don't be surprised if Peru come away from the tournament having bagged at least a point in their final game. Anything less will be another global failure for Argentina and for Messi.

"I would like to be the first in the group, but we have to take care of ourselves". The Barcelona forward missed a penalty against Iceland and then touched the ball just 47 times in the Croatia loss.

"We were better the whole match and Messi was invisible", Marijan Baric, a 19-year-old student who watched the match with his two friends, told AFP.

Even a win may not be enough for Iceland, as they will need to keep an eye on Argentina's meeting with Nigeria in Saint Petersburg.

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