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Argentina striker Aguero snaps: Let Sampaoli say what he wants

GETTYLionel Messi has been slammed for his World Cup flop GETTYLionel Messi has been slammed for his World Cup flop
Jennie Wade | 26 June, 2018, 22:15

Argentina need a win over Nigeria to have any chance of making the next stage, and even then it is not guaranteed.

"For us it's a momentous game, I think both teams are going to do everything possible to qualify, that makes the match very attractive." he said at his pre-match press conference.

Held to a draw by tiny Iceland - with Messi missing a penalty - and humbled by Croatia, Jorge Sampaoli's men could already be packing their bags.

Albiceleste fans will likely not be worrying about quarter-final opponents with their team in such a dire position, but should they reach that stage of the competition they will play either the Group A victor (Russia or Uruguay) or the Group B runner-up (Portugal or Spain).

Should Iceland fail to bag three points at the Rostov Arena they will be eliminated regardless of the outcome of Nigeria's match with Argentina. The five-time Ballon d'Or award winners have not won the FIFA World Cup and continues to be a dream for them.

Lionel Messi has lost his mojo.

Zabaleta, who won the 2005 Under-20 World Cup and the 2008 Olympics alongside Messi, wrote in his column for the BBC: "The happiest I saw Messi when I played alongside him for Argentina was in 2012 - he scored a hat trick against Brazil in NY and played the whole game with freedom and a smile on his face".

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He first flopped to the ground in front of goal , hoping to draw a penalty. " Brazil sank Costa Rica when it hurt the most". But back home, there was a special pair of Brazil fans who celebrated Coutinho's opener like no other.

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Petersburg there were still people closing the roads off for us when we were returning to the training base (in nearby Repino) at 5am after the Tunisia game ".

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Croatia will be the favorite to beat Iceland, and if that happens, all Argentina has to do it win to set up a Round of 16 date with the victor of group C. "We know what we have to do".

In its hour of crisis, Argentina needs Messi's best once more. If Iceland win, it will be time to get the calculators out.

Argentina fans have been livid over the performances of the national team in this tournament, with much of the wrath directed at Messi. "I want my team to go out onto the pitch without any ambiguity and to do everything to win this match".

"I was not surprised he struggled, in what was a disastrous defeat for us". Sometimes, I do have to enter the virtual world to tell there are realities, facts that can't be changed.

"I would like to be the first in the group, but we have to take care of ourselves".

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