Argentina’s Jorge Sampaoli hits back amid reports of squad revolt

7 Argentina fans filmed fighting at World Cup detained by Russian police

But there's still lots to play for going into the final group game after Iceland were defeated 2-0 by Nigeria.

Messi has struggled in Russian Federation thus far, missing a penalty in his side's 1-1 draw with Iceland, before struggling in the stunning 3-0 defeat to Croatia.

Soccer's world governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association said earlier on Friday it was trying to identify the fans, who were filmed fighting at Thursday's World Cup match between Argentina and Croatia in Nizhny Novgorod. In this scenario, the two teams' respective disciplinary records will come into play, and this is where Jorge Sampaoli's men are in the red, because they have three yellow cards whereas Iceland have none.

Croatia will play Iceland on Tuesday at the Rostov Arena, while Nigeria and Argentina will lock horns in Saint Petersburg. Argentina has to beat Nigeria in their 3rd and final group match at any cost.

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Uruguay will now take on hosts Russian Federation , in a clash that will determine who finishes as the group victor . Suarez's departure was not good in the last two World Cups.

In the 21st edition of FIFA World Cup 2018, Argentina has faced a major set back as the team has failed miserably.

HELD by Iceland and humiliated by Croatia, Argentina's World Cup could already have been all but over, but Lionel Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli's troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nigeria tomorrow.

"His body language was completely the opposite before the Croatia game".

"The happiest I saw Lionel Messi when I played alongside him for Argentina was in 2012 - he scored a hat-trick against Brazil in NY, and he played the whole game with freedom and a smile on his face", Zabaleta revealed.

Nigeria 0-0 Iceland
The spot kick was awarded after a video-reviewed foul on Tyronne Ebuehi for clumsily bringing down Alfred Finnbogason in the area. Russian Federation certainly seems to bring the best out of Musa, who has played much of his club football for CSKA Moscow.

Spain, who will play Russian Federation in Moscow on Sunday, ended up topping Group B by virtue of goals scored but only after an injury-time strike by Iago Aspas - confirmed by the video assistant referee - ensured a 2-2 draw.

Recalling some fond memories Musa said: "I can remember four years ago when Messi played in Brazil I scored two goals, and when I transferred to Leicester I played against Barcelona and he's on the pitch and I scored another two goals".

Argentina need to beat Nigeria to have any chance of qualifying.

Argentina suffered a 3-0 loss against Croatia on June 21, with captain Messi especially isolated, only touching the ball 20 times in the first half, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Maradona added on the World Cup they took part in together (he was coach in 2010): "Messi was exceptional under me at that tournament".

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