The biggest upset since the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup happened in the seventh day of the tournament. In the last game of the day, the national football team of Croatia destroyed Argentina and Leo Messi with 3-0. The shocking lost was the least with which Argentina left this game. Since the start of the game, Argentina was holding the ball but the attacks of the Croatian players were always presenting some form of danger for the South Americans. The first half ended in the way in which the game started. Argentina was passing the ball without creating chances, while Croatia was really close to the goal.
The second half and probably the whole game would have expired without seeing a goal if it was not for the mistake of the Argentinean goalie Willy Caballero who basically passed the ball to Ante Rebic in the 53rd minute and Rebic scored an amazing volley shot. After this goal, the Argentineans tried to send more players in offense and in this way they even weakened their already weak defense. Regardless of the ball possession dominance for Argentina, Croatia was still the more dangerous team. Everything ended in the 80th minute when with a perfect shot outside of the penalty box Luka Modric made the score 0-2 for Croatia.
This goal completely ended the game and until the end, Argentina was unable to create anything. Moreover, the national football team of Croatia even scored the third goal in the added time of the game when Ivan Rakitic (90+1’) sealed the three points for the Eastern Europeans.
With this score, Croatia earned its sixth point in the group which means that the Croatians will be playing in the elimination’s stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In the same time, Argentina’s chances for proceeding in the next stage are decreased to a minimum. The last hope of Argentina is well known to everyone and it is called Leo Messi. Messi must win the game for Argentina in the last round of games in the groups against Nigeria and in the same time, the South Americans must hope that Iceland does not win more points than them. So far Leo Messi is far away from his regular level, but miracles coming from Messi are always something that we should expect.