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94' FULL-TIME: Argentina 0-3 Croatia
Lionel Messi's dream may be disappearing as Croatia inspired by a sensational Luka Modric strike embarrass tournament favourites Argentina.
90' Croatia put the final nail in the coffin as Rakitic walks it in after a square ball from Kovacic with Caballero left stranded.
This is all getting a little nit embarrassing for Argentina.
I was bitterly disappointed with Bafana Bafana's 1-1 draw to Mexico and 3-0 loss to Uruguay during the 2010 World Cup. Argentina's performance in Russia this year tops that by a mile #Football #ARGCRO #WorldCup— Morgan Piek (@MorganPiek) June 21, 2018
I was bitterly disappointed with Bafana Bafana's 1-1 draw to Mexico and 3-0 loss to Uruguay during the 2010 World Cup. Argentina's performance in Russia this year tops that by a mile #Football #ARGCRO #WorldCup
Half-time: Argentina 0-0 Croatia
Goalless at the break with Messi and Aguero yet to play a significant part in this encounter.
29' Croatia almost shoot themselves in the foot at the back with the ball falling to Enzo Perez with the goal at his mercy but the attacker hits his shot agonizingly wide.
Major chance for Argentina.
25' Aguero breaks down the left into a dangerous position inside the box but Strinic does well to recover and knock it out for a corner.
Argentina waste the set-piece and Croatia gather the ball safely.
FULL TIME: What a performance from Croatia. Brilliant stuff! But after their opening 1-1 draw with Iceland, Argentina go into their final Group D game with Nigeria with only one point and their hopes of staying in Russia are hanging by a thread.
GOAL! It's all over! Rakitic strokes the third into an unguarded net and Argentina are broken.
Chance! Modric shoots from 35 yards, but it lacks his earlier magic and goes well wide.
Booking: Acuna takes down Vrsaljko and picks up the sixth booking of this game.
Crossbar! From the resulting free-kick, Rakitic curls a brilliant shot onto the crossbar from 25 yards. Brilliant effort.
Booking: Mascherano takes down Rakitic and Otamendi smashes the ball into his face as he lies stricken on the floor. Horrible.
Five minutes of normal time to play. Argentina are shaken and are staring at a group-stage exit.
GOAL! Modric doubles Croatia's lead! A brilliant curled goal from Modric and Croatia are surely in the last 16 now.
Kramairc brilliantly defends the corner and Acuna's follow-up cross is also cleared. Argentina have just 10 minutes to go here.
Messi produces a bit of magic and finds Dybala. Argentina are on the attack, but the ref blows up because Rakitic is down inside the centre circle. The Argentine players are absolutely furious with that call.
Mandzukic's ball deflects into the path of Kramaric, but he can't quite get his feet right and get a shot away.
Substitution: Dybala comes on for Perez. Sampaoli throws on another forward!
Booking: Vrsaljko is booked for a late tackle on Acuna. he's the fourth man booked.
Vrsaljko plays in Mandzukic who nicks th eball into the side-netting from a tight angle. This is really exciting stuff now.
Chance! Meza's close-range shot is blocked by Subasic and Rakitic does brilliantly to stop Messi scoring the rebound.
Substitution: Goalscorer Rebic has gone off injured and Kramaric is on in his place.
Substitution: Argentina make another change. Pavon replaces Salvio. Argentina have just over half an hour to rescue this World Cup.
Substitution: Higuain replaces Arguero. Argentina need to find a goal!
GOAL! Howler from Caballero. Mercado plays a simple back-pass to the goalkeeper, but he scuffs his kick and the ball loops into the air to Rebic who is closing down and he does well to measure his volley into the goal.
Booking: Mercado ruthlessly and cynically fells Rebic on the half-way line as he looks to get clear. Definite booking.
Messi wins a free-kick off Modric for handball, but Argentina take it quickly and Acuna's snap-shot fails to beat the defender.
Mandzukic is penalised for a push on Otamendi. The Juventus forward will still be thinking about that shocking first-half miss... hopefully he won't regret it too much at full-time.
SECOND HALF: We're back underway for the second period. No changes from either side at the break.
HALF TIME: Caballero made a fine save from Perisic in the fifth minute and Acuna's cross struck the bar before Perez for Argentina and Mandzukic for Croatia missed absolute sitters.
There will be two minutes of added time.
Sampaoli is getting increasingly agitated and demonstrable on the touchline. He's screaming at his players, the opposition players and the officials at any opportunity.
Booking: A yellow for Rebic after a poor tackle on Salvio by the touchline. Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli was right next to it, screaming his displeasure.
Mercado is down getting treatment after a high boot from Rebic. Both players went into that challenge full-blooded but the Argentina man comes off worse.
Big miss from Mandzukic! It's a brilliant ball in from the full-back, Vrsaljko, who cuts onto his left and curls it onto the head of the big striker barely four yards from goal but he heads wide. I can't believe he's missed that!
Big miss! After a mix-up in the Croatia backline, Vida deflects the ball into Perez's path 12 yards out with the goalkeeper stranded - but his first-time shot is an inch wide of the post.
Shambolic. Aguero causes panic as he runs at the Croatia backline. His cross is cut out by Strinic and Argentina will have a corner. Meza takes but smashes it straight into the side netting. Really poor, and this is a player keeping Dybala out the side.
Subasic gets in a bit of a tangle. The Croatia goalkeeper's clearance is straight to an Argentina foot, but the return ball prompts an offside flag.
Crossbar! Acuna gets down the left and whips in a cross which turns into a shot as it beats goalkeeper Subasic and bounces off the top of the bar!
No foul! Perez goes down under a challenge from Brozovic right on the edge of the area. It looks a foul, but the referee is unmoved much to the annoyance of the Argentina players.
Rakitic and Perez both throw themselves at the ball. The ref gives the foul to the Croatia man and there's a brief flashpoint as a few players square up.
Chance: Lovren does brilliantly to slide and block Meza as he connects with Aguero's pass. That was goalbound. Good defending.
Rakitic finds Vrsaljko with a brilliant ball to the right, but his cut-back bounces beyond Rebic. That was another good opening for Croatia. The final ball just wasn't quite there.
Mandzukic catches Otamendi and the defender goes down clutching his foot. No booking from the Uzbek ref, though.
Save! Caballero is called into action early. Perisic has acres of space on the left, drives towards the area and drives low across the goalkeeper, who dives to his left and forces the ball out for a corner. What a chance for Croatia.
The two sides are still feeling each other out. Argentina are quick to press whenever Croatia have the ball in the opening stages.
KICK OFF! We're underway. Time for Messi to step up to plate this evening, can he do it?
Time for the national anthems! Kick-off to follow shortly.
Croatia XI to play Argentina: Subasic, Vrsaljko, Strinic, Lovren, Vida, Perisic, Rakitic, Modric (c), Brozovic, Rebic, Mandzukic.
Argentina XI to play Croatia: Caballero, Mercado, Tagliafico, Otamendi, Salvio, Acuna, Meza, Mascherano, Perez, Messi (c), Aguero.
Good evening and welcome to our coverage of tonight's Group D clash between Argentina and Croatia, live from the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.