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Argentina (and Messi) in Peril at World Cup After Loss to Croatia

New York Times - 22 Jun 2018
Disappointing against Iceland, Argentina put in a shambolic display against Croatia here in a 3-0 loss that left it on the verge of early elimination. Even if Manager Jorge Sampaoli can somehow solve his misfiring team's numerous deficiencies and ...
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Croatia Crushes Iceland's World Cup Dream

New York Times - 26 Jun 2018
When Argentina took a 2-1 lead in the other game, Iceland suddenly had an opportunity to steal a qualifying spot, if it could score. But Croatia, now with Rakitic on the pitch as a substitute, effectively killed off the game, then added the winning ...
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Argentina's Nestor Pitana to referee World Cup final

ESPN - 12 Jul 2018
FIFA has selected Nestor Pitana to referee the World Cup final between France and Croatia on Sunday. The Argentine referee will blow the final whistle at Luzhniki Stadium on a tournament he began there by handling the opening game, when Russia beat ...
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World Cup Gamethread: Nigeria vs Argentina / Iceland vs Croatia

Bavarian Football Works - 26 Jun 2018
Denmark can secure their spot in the knockout rounds with a single point against France in the final match. If they get that point the result in the other game doesn't matter at all. However, if France gets the win in the match, Denmark have to hope ...
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France Vs. Croatia World Cup 2018 Final: 5 Things To Know

Forbes - 12 Jul 2018
Take out Brazil and you have to go back to Argentina's 1986 triumph to find a non-European winner. Europe of course has a statistical advantage, with 14 participants starting this tournament (13 qualifiers plus hosts Russia) compared to South America, ...
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Question Croatia must answer if it's going to win World Cup

New York Post - 14 Jul 2018
Championship weekend is finally here in the 2018 World Cup. Belgium is a slight favorite over England in Saturday's third-place appetizer. France is laying half a goal to Croatia in Sunday's World Championship main course. Though Croatia is certainly a ...
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How Argentina Lost Its Way. (Spoiler: It's Not Messi's Fault.)

New York Times - 22 Jun 2018
A crushing 3-0 defeat to Croatia in Nizhny Novgorod on Thursday left Argentina reliant on others to stay alive in the tournament: the team's coach, Jorge Sampaoli, and his players must beat Nigeria in their final game, and hope that Iceland — the ...
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2018 World Cup: Scores, results and standings – live updates

CBS News - 26 Jun 2018
Argentina had only one point. They needed the win to even have a chance, while hoping Iceland didn't have a big upset. Lionel Messi did his job, starting the scoring for Argentina in the 14th minute. Messi took a long ball from Banega in stride and ...

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