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After a poor display in their opening two games against Iceland and Croatia, Argentina are on the verge of getting knocked-out. But, they could still make the all-important cut (Round of 16). But they will have to depend on other results. It is not a good position to be in for a team that was expected to be front-runners for the FIFA World Cup 2018 title. Also Read - La Liga Live Streaming And Full Fixtures: Where to Watch in India and Stream Online

Argentina star Lionel Messi has had a dreadful outing in both the games, he also missed a penalty. He has not scored a single goal, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo already has four goals to his name in the 2 matches he played. Also Read - Roger Federer Edges Out Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi to Become World's Highest-paid Athlete in Forbes' List

Upcoming Fixtures of Group D:

  • Nigeria vs Iceland on Tuesday, June 26 at 11:30 PM IST
  • Iceland vs Croatia on Tuesday, June 26 at 11:30 PM IST

With the pressure high on Lionel Messi and Argentina, here is how they can still make it.

Scenario 1:

First of all, they need to beat Nigeria and then pray that Croatia beat Iceland. That would mean Argentina have 4 points, Nigeria would have 3 points and Iceland would have 1 point.

Scenario 2:

If Argentina and Iceland both win. The former would have to make sure they beat Nigeria by a huge margin. So, here it is, if Iceland beat Croatia 1-0, Argentina have to make sure they beat Nigeria 2-0. Similarly, if Iceland score 2, Argentina need 3.

Following the poor show in the first two matches, Lionel Messi and Argentina have received a lot of flak. It is time they forget the past and look to change the future for the better.