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Argentina's World Cup struggles not surprising given the side's widespread problems, lack of direction

8 monthes ago   |   By ESPN FC

The FC crew lay into Jorge Sampaoli and inspect Lionel Messi's negative demeanour after Argentina's embarrassing defeat to Croatia.
ESPN's Sam Borden shares his thoughts on Croatia's 3-0 win which leaves Argentina on the brink of a World Cup exit.
No one who has followed Argentina in recent times could possibly be surprised by their World Cup displays. They are a shambles, and have been heading for this destination for some time.
The causes are both short and long term.
The latter, the long term, has to do with the astonishing decline in their youth development work. Between 1995 and 2007...
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Matchday 8 didn't disappoint at the FIFA World Cup

8 monthes ago   |   By FIFA

Classy Croatia proved too much for Argentina, France edged out Peru and Australia and Denmark shared the spoils - Matchday 8 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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Match of the Day: Croatia crush Argentina

8 monthes ago   |   By ESPN

Croatia sent shockwaves around the world, dealing Argentina their heaviest group stage defeat since 1958.
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What Mauro Icardi's sister said after Argentina suffer heavy Croatia loss

8 monthes ago   |   By CaughtOffside

Mauro Icardi missed out on a spot in Argentina's squad for the World Cup this summer, and they may well be regretting that decision to snub him.
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Lionel Messi appears helpless as Argentina's World Cup dream fades

8 monthes ago   |   By ESPN FC

The FC crew lay into Jorge Sampaoli and inspect Lionel Messi's negative demeanour after Argentina's embarrassing defeat to Croatia.
ESPN's Sam Borden shares his thoughts on Croatia's 3-0 win which leaves Argentina on the brink of a World Cup exit.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia - All around this stadium, from the VIP seats where Diego Maradona was sitting all the way to the tippy-top rows cut just beneath the roof, everyone in the building looked for the electric green shoes. They were bright. They were bold. They were all but glowing on this cool and breezy night.
They were on the feet of Lionel...
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Post-match press conference: Germany 0-1 Mexico 

8 monthes ago   |   By FIFA

FIFA World Cup™ 2018: Germany - Mexico: GER v. MEX Post-Match PC / MOSCOW - Luzhniki Stadium / 17 June 2018
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World Cup 2018: England's John Stones on 'class act' Vincent Kompany

8 monthes ago   |   By BBC

England defender John Stones says his Manchester City captain and Belgium World Cup rival Vincent Kompany has become his mentor.
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Saudi Arabia take positives for Asian Cup after Russia exit

Saudi Arabia take positives for Asian Cup after Russia exit

8 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

By Julien Pretot ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia - Saudi Arabia are looking toward the Asian Cup with hope after they showed signs of progress in their 1-0 defeat to Uruguay as they exited the World Cup on Wednesday. The Saudis were crushed 5-0 by hosts Russia in the opening game of Group A before a goalkeeping blunder from Mohammed Al-Owais handed Uruguay their place in the last 16 and eliminated the Green Falcons. Saudi Arabia, however, were competitive throughout, playing neat football and enjoying most of the possession at the Rostov Arena.
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Argentina could face elimination after losing to Croatia, 3-0

Argentina could face elimination after losing to Croatia, 3-0

8 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

FC Yahoo's Ryan Bailey recaps the match and shares what Argentina needs to do to stand a chance after a disappointing loss.
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Liverpool fans are all saying same thing after star impresses in World Cup outing

8 monthes ago   |   By CaughtOffside

Croatia stunned Argentina with a 3-0 win in their World Cup clash on Thursday night, and Liverpool fans were all hugely impressed with their centre-half Dejan Lovren.
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Argentina's Jorge Sampaoli takes blame for loss: 'I am the only one responsible'

8 monthes ago   |   By ESPN FC

Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli took full blame for Argentina's embarrassing 3-0 loss to Croatia in their second Group D game on
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Argentina embarrassed in 3-0 loss to Croatia

8 monthes ago   |   By Yardbarker

If this is it for Argentina, good riddance.Lionel Messi and company didn't need a win against Croatia on Thursday, but they would've liked one. Drawing against Iceland, while surprising, still wasn't that shocking. The country has a gameplan and so far, so good. But Argentina? Aside from Messi, they boast the likes of Sergio Agüero, Gonzalo Higuaín and Paulo Dybala. Javier Mascherano is nowhere near the player he once was while Nicolás Otamendi is just about the only competent central defender Argentina have. Back to those attacking players, though.Now, probably not even the best manager...
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Report: Jorge Sampaoli Hit by Bottle at Argentina vs. Croatia World Cup Match

8 monthes ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Argentina national team coach Jorge Sampaoli was reportedly struck with a bottle thrown from the stands during his team's 3-0 defeat to Croatia in the 2018 World Cup on Thursday...
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Alexi Lalas: ‘This was an Argentinian team devoid of heart' | FIFA World Cup™ Today

Alexi Lalas: ‘This was an Argentinian team devoid of heart' | FIFA World Cup™ Today

8 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

FIFA World Cup™ Today reacts to Argentina's 3-0 loss to Croatia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup™
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Sampaoli, Argentina among losers on Day 8 of World Cup

Sampaoli, Argentina among losers on Day 8 of World Cup

8 monthes ago   |   By Sportsnet

One team booked its spot in the round of 16, another is heading home and a world giant might follow suit.
Croatia's 3-0 victory over Argentina ensured its place in the last 16. Meanwhile, Argentina is on the brink of a group-stage exit at a World Cup for the first time since 2002.
Elsewhere, France edged Peru 1-0 to eliminate the South Americans, and Australia stayed alive following a 1-1 draw with Denmark.
Here are three winners and three losers from Day 8 of the 2018 World Cup.
WINNERS
Croatia midfield
The post-match conversations will focus heavily on Argentina's woes. However...
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World Cup 2018 odds: Argentina's betting line plummets after Messi's squad loses to Croatia

8 monthes ago   |   By CBSSports

La Albiceleste opened at 8-1 odds to win it all; now, 10 teams have better odds to come out on top in Russia
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World Cup 2018: Argentina 0-3 Croatia

8 monthes ago   |   By BBC

Watch highlights as Croatia condemn Argentina to a surprise 3-0 defeat in Group C at the 2018 World Cup.
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