It seems that again Lionel Messi will have his fate decided by a team other than his own. Luka Modrić ended the game after scoring a world class goal in the 79th effectively ruining any chance Argentina had to get back into the game.
After losing 3-0 to Croatia Argentina and Messi will need
- Iceland ties or loses to Nigeria tomorrow.
- Croatia needs to beat or tie Iceland.
- Argentina needs to beat Nigeria.
In order to advance to the World Cup Round of 16. Will the Messi critics who say that, out of Barca, Messi is just another attacking midfielder be silenced?