Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

All the ways Argentina can advance to the World Cup's knockout stage

All the ways Argentina can advance to the World Cup's knockout stage

It was the heaviest defeat for the two-time world champions in the first round group stages of a World Cup tournament since they lost 6-1 to Czechoslovakia in 1958. A win gives Iceland four total points, which Argentina can only match. Lionel Messi and company were shocked and destroyed by Croatia, 3-0, thanks to goals from Ante Rebi, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic.

French striker Kylian Mbappe described it as a dream to have scored his first goal in a World Cup, although he is focused on getting many more in Russian Federation.

It is the first time that Croatia have progressed past the World Cup group stages since their third-placed debut in 1998.

Argentina find themselves in a proper soup after their 3-0 loss to Croatia in their World Cup Group D match. And you won't believe how the winning goal was scored. Putting Olivier Giroud up top paid off as his shot set up the lone goal, and the team is now into the round of 16 with six points in Group C.

Christian Eriksen's half-volley was cancelled out by Mile Jedinak's VAR-assisted penalty after Yussuf Poulsen's handball, giving Denmark four points, while Australia are stuck on one point. This means that they they have just one point from two matches and have one more match to play.

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The debate over who the best player in the world is is a constant one, but according to a Manchester United legend, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo is now firmly ahead of Argentina's Lionel Messi. Iceland can inch closer to the knockout stage with a victory over Nigeria on Friday.

"We had chances to win and we deserved to win, so I'm disappointed", the Dutchman said.

In this case, Argentina will need to beat Nigeria and hope that Iceland to not beat Croatia in their final game.

Denmark, also in France's Group C, stayed on course for the knockout rounds after drawing 1-1 with Australia in the early game of the day in Samara.

All of these matches are available on fuboTV (Try for free).

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