In the third match of the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Thursday, Croatia defeated Argentina 3-0. In this match of ‘Group D’, Croatia started with an impressive goal in the 53rd minute by Ante Rebić. Then Captain Luka Modrić scored a goal 80th minute and Ivan Rakitic scored in 90 + 0: 46 minutes. Argentine star Lionel Messi Disappoints Again.
With this victory, Croatia has confirmed its place in the final 16. At the same time, the journey ahead for Argentina has been quite difficult. Croatia has defeated any South American team for the first time.
In this match, the first half ended the match was with a 0-0 draw. Both teams failed to score goals. However, both teams created a lot of chances but failed to score goals. In the last moment of the first half, there was a good chance lost by Croatian player Rebic.
Shortly after the second half Ante Rebic provided the team a 1-0 lead in the 53rd minute by his goal. From here the Argentine team started feeling pressure.
This was the first goal of the FIFA World Cup for Ante Rebic. Against Argentina, he scored his first goal and created history. He was playing his 15th match. After this, Croatia started putting pressure on Argentina.
However, Argentina was feeling really pressurized at this time. At the same time, Croatian captain Luka Modric scored a magnificent goal in the 80th minute to give his team a 2-0 lead. With that goal, Croatia’s victory was almost certain. At the same time, the Argentine players were quite frustrated.
It was about 10 minutes to finish the full time. Argentina seemed to be in their best effort to score goals. However, the opportunity was there for once or twice but they failed finally. After this, Croatia again scored another goal in 90 + 0.46.
This crucial goal was scored by Ivan Rakitic. With this the full time ended. Along with this, Croatia defeated Argentina 3-0 and settled in the final 16 comfortably.
Failure of Messi Continues:
In this match, there was a great expectation of fans on Argentine star Lionel Messi, but Messi disappoints again everyone. However, he tried to score several times in this match but failed.
However, Messi could not do anything special in the previous match against Iceland as well. In the previous match, he also missed the penalty, which gave Argentina a 1-1 draw with Iceland.