FIFA WORLD CUP 2018: Croatia win 3-0 over Argentine defense.
In the 53rd minute, goalkeeper Caballero attempted to pass his player in the box and accidentally bolted the ball in the air, whereby Rebecc scored a fine goal.
New Delhi: Croatia have defeated Argentina, who are considered to be the strongest contenders for the FIFA World title, on the basis of their joint performance, with a 3-0 win over Group D on Thursday night. With this strong win, Croatia’s team has managed to make it to the pre-quarterfinals for the first time since the 1998 FIFA World Cup, while Argentina has become difficult to reach in the next round. After two matches in Group D, Argentina is at third place with one point.
Iceland, on the other foundation, has only one point in the table, but she has only two matches to play in the tournament. Argentina have tried to make a quick start in the match played at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. However, Croatia’s defense did not lose their patience and tried to score goals by counter attack.
Midfielder Ivan Perisic hit the goal in the fourth minute by defending Argentina’s defense, which prevented goalkeeper Wilfredo Caballero from preventing his team from initial shocks. Argentina’s legendary Forward Lionel Messi got the box inside the box in the 12th minute. Messi could not take the ball in his possession and the ball went straight into the hands of goalkeeper Denizel Subascic. After this, there was a tough competition between the two teams. In the 30th minute, Argentine midfielder Angelo Perez got a great chance to score from inside the box. Perez got the ball in front of an empty goal, although on the easy occasion he could not give the edge to his team. Croatia continued to goal, and in the 33rd minute, Simie Vasaljko gave the best cross within the box from the right flank, on which Mario Manjukic could not get the header from the distance of six yards.
the start of the second half for Argentina was like a scary dream. In the 53rd minute, Goalkeeper Caballero attempted to pass his player in the box and accidentally bounce the ball in the air on which Rebecc scored a spectacular goal and gave his team a 1-0 lead. After trailing one goal Argentina made efforts to score goals In the 64th minute midfielder Maximiliano Meja and Messi got the ball of the goal line but they did not distinguish Croatia’s goalkeeper.
The coach went on to take advantage of the easy occasions to make the goal of the game, George Sampolii Paulo Debalah. Argentina’s game did not get better even after coming to the Deboa field. Midfielder Luca Modric, who played from the Spanish club Real Madrid, doubled Croatia’s lead in the 80th minute by taking advantage of the place found outside of the Argentine box, by scoring a striking 25 yards goal.
After this, midfielder Ivan Reckittick ensured the victory of Croatia by making a goal in the injury time (91st). Argentina will fight Nigeria in their final group match on Tuesday, while Croatia will face Iceland.