Coach Zlatko Dalic said that Argentina star Lionel Messi was left "powerless" by his Croatia players on Thursday.
A team thought among the favourites for the World Cup, with superstar Lionel Messi as captain, were not expected to struggle through the first stage.
Argentina denied reports that the players want coach Jorge Sampaoli sacked before their final World Cup Group D match against Nigeria.
The 2014 World Cup final in Brazil was supposed to be Lionel Messi's crowning moment, the chance for him to take his place alongside Diego Maradona.
Thousands of Croatians celebrated with euphoria in the country's streets and squares after their team's victory over Argentina powered them into the...
Reaction from Argentina's defeat to Croatia including former defender Pablo Zabaleta who said he has never seen a performance like this by Argentina.
Argentina's media stuck the boot into Lionel Messi and his team-mates, branding the team's SWC defeat to Croatia a "catastrophe" and a "humiliation".
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli admitted his side were "emotionally broken" after conceding the first goal in their defeat by Croatia.
The party at the Buenos Aires fanzone fell flat as the crowd could only watch in horror at as the nadir of Nizhny Novgorod unfolded.
Jorge Sampaoli begged for forgiveness from Argentina's fans after a drubbing by Croatia left Lionel Messi's World Cup dreams hanging by a thread.
Lionel Messi sloped off down the tunnel in Nizhny Novgorod with his head bowed, knowing Argentina face the humiliation of a group-stage exit.
Luka Modric hailed his Croatia side's "deserved" 3-0 victory over Argentina but called on them to keep their "feet on the ground".
Croatia have qualified for the last 16 of the Soccer World Cup by beating a stuttering Argentina in a Group D encounter.
Follow all the action as it happened on the Group D clash between Argentina and Croatia.