José Mourinho Slams Argentina Keeper Before Disastrous Error Against Croatia

Argentina were crying like girls – Croatia rub salt into the wounds

Argentina were crying like girls – Croatia rub salt into the wounds

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero could be dropped following his mistake for the opening goal against Croatia, with River Plate's Franco Armani possibly in line to make his global debut.

There are few words that could accurately describe the abject dejection on the face of Argentine captain Lionel Messi, who was first off the pitch and first down the tunnel after his team's shambolic 3-0 loss to Croatia.

Goals from Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic saw Croatia pick up the victory against a dysfunctional Argentina side to put them top of Group D, while Jorge Sampaoli's side must now wait for results to go their way if they are to progress. At least of those players from the Premier League, who are used to a high tempo and duels. I appreciate this is the World Cup and you have to have referees from all over, but it's important that these matches be led by referees who can match the importance and the pace of the match.

David Beckham shakes hands with Diego Simeone after the England v Argentina, Group F, World Cup Group Stage match played at the Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, Japan on June 7, 2002.

Simeone discussed the differences between the two players' tournaments over a leaked Whatsapp audio message.

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Sampaoli made a decision to deploy three at the back against Croatia despite playing with a back four in Argentina's World Cup opener.

Argentina were defeated not only by a defiant and physical Croat outfit dominated by Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, but by a calamitously poor Albiceleste performance - their tenure in Russian Federation now hangs by the slimmest of threads. I think the team looks very poor.

"What is happening now, it's what unfortunately has happened to the national team in the last four years", Simeone allegedly said.

Cristiano Ronaldo is more capable of lifting his national team than Lionel Messi, according to Atletico Madrid boss and former Argentina global Diego Simeone.

And Nigeria's 2-0 victory over Iceland on Friday leaves the three remaining nations in with a chance of joining them.

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