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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.
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.
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.