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2018/06/21 | 20:00| Group A| Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, | Full Time|

As it happened: Argentina 0-3 Croatia

2018-06-21 19:00
Last Updated at 15:55
21 Jun 22:19

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21 Jun 22:07
Argentina's 3-0 defeat to Croatia is their heaviest in a World Cup group stage game since 1958.
21 Jun 22:02
What a night for Croatia who qualify for the round of 16.
21 Jun 22:01
21 Jun 21:59

Full-time statistics:

21 Jun 21:57

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.

21 Jun 21:55
93' Brozovic goes into the referee's book.
21 Jun 21:55
92' Vedran Corluka comes on to make his 100th appearance as he replaces Madzukic.
21 Jun 21:50

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.

21 Jun 21:48
90' CROATIA!!!!!!!
21 Jun 21:48
90' The fourth official signals 4 minutes of added time.
21 Jun 21:45
87' Argentina seem to be losing the plot a bit as Marcos Acuna receives a yellow card for a late challenge.
21 Jun 21:44
86' Rakitic comes within inches of extending the lead as he smashes the resulting free-kick against the crossbar.
21 Jun 21:43
83' Bioling point as Lovren and Otamendi clash after the Argentine shows his frustration by smashing the ball against Rakitic.
21 Jun 21:42
80' Kovacic comes on to replace Perisic.
21 Jun 21:39
78' SENSATIONAL goal by Luka Modric who creates space on the edge of the box before unleashing an unstoppable curling shot past Caballero.
21 Jun 21:38
78' CROATIA!!!!!!!!
21 Jun 21:35
77' Pavon forces Lovren into conceding a corner with a sliding tackle.
21 Jun 21:31
73' With all their substitutions made Argentina are now throwing everything at the Croatian defence.
21 Jun 21:29
70' Dybala tries to curl it from the left after a knock-down by Higuain but the attacker can't keep his effort down.
21 Jun 21:26
67' Paulo Dybala comes on for Perez as Argentina make their third and final change.
21 Jun 21:24
65' Mandzukic meets a clever low cross at the near post but hits it the wrong side of the post as Croatia nearly double their lead.
21 Jun 21:22
63' Argentina goes close as Higuain cuts it back from the left and the goalkeeper makes an important double-save to deny Meza then Messi.
21 Jun 21:20
61' A win would clinch qualification for Croatia but would not spell the end for Argentina.
21 Jun 21:16
55' Croatia make their first change as the injured Rebic is replaced by Andrej Kramaric.
21 Jun 21:15
55' Argentina make another change as Pavlon comes on for Salvio.
21 Jun 21:14
54' Argentina make an immediate change as Higuain replaces Aguero.
21 Jun 21:11
53' Argentina fall apart at the back as Caballero tries to play it out from the back and Rebic makes them pay with a stunning finish.
21 Jun 21:10
52' CROATIA!!!!!!!!!!
21 Jun 21:09
50' Mercado is the first Argentinian into the referee's book tonight for a late lunge on Rebic.
21 Jun 21:08
50' Messi wins a free-kick on the centre circle. Argentina really seem to be struggle for a play-maker to start their attacks.
21 Jun 21:03
46' Sergio Aguero gets us back underway in the second half.
21 Jun 20:59

Half-time statistics:

21 Jun 20:48

Half-time: Argentina 0-0 Croatia

Goalless at the break with Messi and Aguero yet to play a significant part in this encounter.

21 Jun 20:47
46' Pass of the match by Modric who plays in Rebic who doesn't quite get it under control and his effort goes over the bar.
21 Jun 20:45
45' The fourth official signals 2 minutes of added time will be played.
21 Jun 20:41
40' The Croatian fans seem to be enjoying the fact that Messi and Aguero have not had a significant influence as we head into the final 5 minutes of the first half.
21 Jun 20:40
38' Ante Rebic is the first player booked for a studs up challenge on Salvio.
21 Jun 20:37
35' Stoppage in play as Mercado receives attention for a nasty collision.
21 Jun 20:33
32' Massive miss by Croatia as Mandzukic ghosts in at the far post and glances his header horribly wide from point blank range.
21 Jun 20:30

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.

21 Jun 20:29
28' Argentina are enjoying the bulk of possession with 57% to Croatia's 43%.
21 Jun 20:28

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.

21 Jun 20:24
23' Croatia are looking to exploit the right flank of the Argentinian defence with Modric pulling string in the middle.
21 Jun 20:22
21' Domagoj Vida swings in an Argentina cross from the left and slightly overhits it with the ball clipping the Croatian cross-bar.
21 Jun 20:21
20' Argentina appear to be shaky at the back with Otamendi and Caballero nearly getting caught out at the back.
21 Jun 20:19
18' The referee denies Argentina a free-kick in a dangerous position and immediately blows up for a foul on Modric to inspire some Argentinian rage by Messi.
21 Jun 20:17
Diego Maradona is absolutely loving it at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.
21 Jun 20:16
15' The two sides are getting stuck in as Rakitic and Enzo Perez both fly into a 50/50 tackle with the referee awarding a free-kick to Croatia.