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Croatia's Luka Modric, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Modric scored once in Croatia's 3-0 victory. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
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Croatia's Luka Modric, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Modric scored once in Croatia's 3-0 victory. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Iceland's Kari Arnason, right, challenge for the ball with Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Croatia-Iceland Preview
Iceland's Kari Arnason, right, challenge for the ball with Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Iceland's Kari Arnason runs through poles during a drill at Iceland's official training on the eve of the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Croatia-Iceland Preview
Iceland's Kari Arnason runs through poles during a drill at Iceland's official training on the eve of the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
From left: Iceland's Aron Gunnarsson, Iceland's Sverrir Ingason and Iceland's Ragnar Sigurdsson greet supporters at the end of the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Croatia-Iceland Preview
From left: Iceland's Aron Gunnarsson, Iceland's Sverrir Ingason and Iceland's Ragnar Sigurdsson greet supporters at the end of the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Iceland's Kari Arnason, second left, and Iceland's Alfred Finnbogason, second right, react during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Croatia-Iceland Preview
Iceland's Kari Arnason, second left, and Iceland's Alfred Finnbogason, second right, react during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Iceland players react in dejection at the end of the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Croatia-Iceland Preview
Iceland players react in dejection at the end of the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 21, 2018 Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after Croatia's Ante Rebic scores their first goal REUTERS/Matthew Childs
World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 21, 2018 Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after Croatia's Ante Rebic scores their first goal REUTERS/Matthew Childs
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 21, 2018 Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after Croatia's Ante Rebic scores their first goal REUTERS/Matthew Childs
World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 21, 2018 Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after Croatia's Ante Rebic scores their first goal REUTERS/Matthew Childs
Luka Modric has inspired Croatia's excellent start at the 2018 World Cup and Dejan Lovren believes the Real Madrid man deserves more credit.
'Modric worthy of Ballon d'Or'
Luka Modric has inspired Croatia's excellent start at the 2018 World Cup and Dejan Lovren believes the Real Madrid man deserves more credit.
Luka Modric has inspired Croatia's excellent start at the 2018 World Cup and Dejan Lovren believes the Real Madrid man deserves more credit.
'Modric worthy of Ballon d'Or'
Luka Modric has inspired Croatia's excellent start at the 2018 World Cup and Dejan Lovren believes the Real Madrid man deserves more credit.
The Everton midfielder knows that the country have nothing to lose when they face familiar foes in their final World Cup group game
Sigurdsson ready for Croatia reunion as Iceland go for broke
The Everton midfielder knows that the country have nothing to lose when they face familiar foes in their final World Cup group game
Croatia's Dejan Lovren, left, and Argentina's Cristian Pavon fight for the ball during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Bad news for Messi, Argentina as Croatia threatens rotation
Croatia's Dejan Lovren, left, and Argentina's Cristian Pavon fight for the ball during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Argentina's Lionel Messi looks down after Croatia's Luka Modric scored his side's second goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Bad news for Messi, Argentina as Croatia threatens rotation
Argentina's Lionel Messi looks down after Croatia's Luka Modric scored his side's second goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Croatia players celebrate after teammate Luka Modric scored their side's second goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Bad news for Messi, Argentina as Croatia threatens rotation
Croatia players celebrate after teammate Luka Modric scored their side's second goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Croatia's star midfielder Luka Modric doesn't get the credit he deserves believes his Croatia teammate Dejan Loveren
Croatia's star midfielder Luka Modric doesn't get the credit he deserves believes his Croatia teammate Dejan Loveren
Croatia's star midfielder Luka Modric doesn't get the credit he deserves believes his Croatia teammate Dejan Loveren
Croatia's star midfielder Luka Modric doesn't get the credit he deserves believes his Croatia teammate Dejan Loveren (AFP Photo/Johannes EISELE)
Croatia's star midfielder Luka Modric doesn't get the credit he deserves believes his Croatia teammate Dejan Loveren
Croatia's star midfielder Luka Modric doesn't get the credit he deserves believes his Croatia teammate Dejan Loveren (AFP Photo/Johannes EISELE)
The country reached the semi-finals 20 years ago, and the Inter winger hopes they can do so again this time out in Russia
Perisic dreaming of matching Croatia's France 98 heroes
The country reached the semi-finals 20 years ago, and the Inter winger hopes they can do so again this time out in Russia
The Kottayam native is suspected to have committed suicide after watching the Albiceleste's loss to Croatia last Thursday...
Argentina's World Cup loss: Body of Kerala youth suspected to have committed suicide found
The Kottayam native is suspected to have committed suicide after watching the Albiceleste's loss to Croatia last Thursday...
Veteran Croatia defender Vedran Corluka was given special gifts after making his 100th cap.
Corluka presented with gifts after reaching 100 Croatia caps
Veteran Croatia defender Vedran Corluka was given special gifts after making his 100th cap.
Veteran Croatia defender Vedran Corluka was given special gifts after making his 100th cap.
Corluka presented with gifts after reaching 100 Croatia caps
Veteran Croatia defender Vedran Corluka was given special gifts after making his 100th cap.
Veteran Croatia defender Vedran Corluka was given special gifts after making his 100th cap.
Corluka presented with gifts after reaching 100 Croatia caps
Veteran Croatia defender Vedran Corluka was given special gifts after making his 100th cap.
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic and Vedran Corluka during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic and Vedran Corluka during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Tin Jedvaj, Domagoj Vida and Marcelo Brozovic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Tin Jedvaj, Domagoj Vida and Marcelo Brozovic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic and coach Zlatko Dalic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic and coach Zlatko Dalic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic and coach Zlatko Dalic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic and coach Zlatko Dalic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Mario Mandzukic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Mario Mandzukic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Lovre Kalinic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Lovre Kalinic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Tin Jedvaj and Domagoj Vida during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Tin Jedvaj and Domagoj Vida during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Danijel Subasic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Danijel Subasic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Danijel Subasic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Danijel Subasic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Luka Modric during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Luka Modric during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Tin Jedvaj during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Tin Jedvaj during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Dominik Livakovic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Dominik Livakovic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 21, 2018 Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after Croatia's Ante Rebic scores their first goal REUTERS/Matthew Childs
World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 21, 2018 Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after Croatia's Ante Rebic scores their first goal REUTERS/Matthew Childs
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 21, 2018 Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after Croatia's Ante Rebic scores their first goal REUTERS/Matthew Childs
World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Croatia - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 21, 2018 Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after Croatia's Ante Rebic scores their first goal REUTERS/Matthew Childs
Luka Modric has inspired Croatia's excellent start at the 2018 World Cup and Dejan Lovren believes the Real Madrid man deserves more credit.
'Modric worthy of Ballon d'Or'
Luka Modric has inspired Croatia's excellent start at the 2018 World Cup and Dejan Lovren believes the Real Madrid man deserves more credit.
Luka Modric has inspired Croatia's excellent start at the 2018 World Cup and Dejan Lovren believes the Real Madrid man deserves more credit.
'Modric worthy of Ballon d'Or'
Luka Modric has inspired Croatia's excellent start at the 2018 World Cup and Dejan Lovren believes the Real Madrid man deserves more credit.
The Everton midfielder knows that the country have nothing to lose when they face familiar foes in their final World Cup group game
Sigurdsson ready for Croatia reunion as Iceland go for broke
The Everton midfielder knows that the country have nothing to lose when they face familiar foes in their final World Cup group game
Veteran Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of unrest within the team camp. Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his game plan following a 3-0 loss to Croatia in Argentina's second group game at the World Cup, sparking rumours the 58-year-old would be sacked during the tournament.
World Cup: Argentina's Mascherano shoots down Sampaoli rumors
Veteran Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of unrest within the team camp. Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his game plan following a 3-0 loss to Croatia in Argentina's second group game at the World Cup, sparking rumours the 58-year-old would be sacked during the tournament.
Veteran Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of unrest within the team camp. Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his game plan following a 3-0 loss to Croatia in Argentina's second group game at the World Cup, sparking rumours the 58-year-old would be sacked during the tournament.
World Cup: Argentina's Mascherano shoots down Sampaoli rumors
Veteran Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of unrest within the team camp. Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his game plan following a 3-0 loss to Croatia in Argentina's second group game at the World Cup, sparking rumours the 58-year-old would be sacked during the tournament.
Veteran Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of unrest within the team camp. Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his game plan following a 3-0 loss to Croatia in Argentina's second group game at the World Cup, sparking rumours the 58-year-old would be sacked during the tournament.
World Cup: Argentina's Mascherano shoots down Sampaoli rumors
Veteran Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of unrest within the team camp. Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his game plan following a 3-0 loss to Croatia in Argentina's second group game at the World Cup, sparking rumours the 58-year-old would be sacked during the tournament.
Veteran Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of unrest within the team camp. Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his game plan following a 3-0 loss to Croatia in Argentina's second group game at the World Cup, sparking rumours the 58-year-old would be sacked during the tournament.
World Cup: Argentina's Mascherano shoots down Sampaoli rumors
Veteran Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of unrest within the team camp. Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his game plan following a 3-0 loss to Croatia in Argentina's second group game at the World Cup, sparking rumours the 58-year-old would be sacked during the tournament.
Veteran Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of unrest within the team camp. Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his game plan following a 3-0 loss to Croatia in Argentina's second group game at the World Cup, sparking rumours the 58-year-old would be sacked during the tournament.
World Cup: Argentina's Mascherano shoots down Sampaoli rumors
Veteran Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of unrest within the team camp. Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his game plan following a 3-0 loss to Croatia in Argentina's second group game at the World Cup, sparking rumours the 58-year-old would be sacked during the tournament.
Veteran Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of unrest within the team camp. Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his game plan following a 3-0 loss to Croatia in Argentina's second group game at the World Cup, sparking rumours the 58-year-old would be sacked during the tournament.
World Cup: Argentina's Mascherano shoots down Sampaoli rumors
Veteran Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of unrest within the team camp. Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his game plan following a 3-0 loss to Croatia in Argentina's second group game at the World Cup, sparking rumours the 58-year-old would be sacked during the tournament.
Veteran Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of unrest within the team camp. Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his game plan following a 3-0 loss to Croatia in Argentina's second group game at the World Cup, sparking rumours the 58-year-old would be sacked during the tournament.
World Cup: Argentina's Mascherano shoots down Sampaoli rumors
Veteran Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of unrest within the team camp. Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his game plan following a 3-0 loss to Croatia in Argentina's second group game at the World Cup, sparking rumours the 58-year-old would be sacked during the tournament.
Veteran Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of unrest within the team camp. Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his game plan following a 3-0 loss to Croatia in Argentina's second group game at the World Cup, sparking rumours the 58-year-old would be sacked during the tournament.
World Cup: Argentina's Mascherano shoots down Sampaoli rumors
Veteran Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of unrest within the team camp. Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his game plan following a 3-0 loss to Croatia in Argentina's second group game at the World Cup, sparking rumours the 58-year-old would be sacked during the tournament.
Croatia's Dejan Lovren, left, and Argentina's Cristian Pavon fight for the ball during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Bad news for Messi, Argentina as Croatia threatens rotation
Croatia's Dejan Lovren, left, and Argentina's Cristian Pavon fight for the ball during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Argentina's Lionel Messi looks down after Croatia's Luka Modric scored his side's second goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Bad news for Messi, Argentina as Croatia threatens rotation
Argentina's Lionel Messi looks down after Croatia's Luka Modric scored his side's second goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Croatia players celebrate after teammate Luka Modric scored their side's second goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Bad news for Messi, Argentina as Croatia threatens rotation
Croatia players celebrate after teammate Luka Modric scored their side's second goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Croatia's star midfielder Luka Modric doesn't get the credit he deserves believes his Croatia teammate Dejan Loveren
Croatia's star midfielder Luka Modric doesn't get the credit he deserves believes his Croatia teammate Dejan Loveren
Croatia's star midfielder Luka Modric doesn't get the credit he deserves believes his Croatia teammate Dejan Loveren
Croatia's star midfielder Luka Modric doesn't get the credit he deserves believes his Croatia teammate Dejan Loveren (AFP Photo/Johannes EISELE)
Croatia's star midfielder Luka Modric doesn't get the credit he deserves believes his Croatia teammate Dejan Loveren
Croatia's star midfielder Luka Modric doesn't get the credit he deserves believes his Croatia teammate Dejan Loveren (AFP Photo/Johannes EISELE)
The country reached the semi-finals 20 years ago, and the Inter winger hopes they can do so again this time out in Russia
Perisic dreaming of matching Croatia's France 98 heroes
The country reached the semi-finals 20 years ago, and the Inter winger hopes they can do so again this time out in Russia
The Kottayam native is suspected to have committed suicide after watching the Albiceleste's loss to Croatia last Thursday...
Argentina's World Cup loss: Body of Kerala youth suspected to have committed suicide found
The Kottayam native is suspected to have committed suicide after watching the Albiceleste's loss to Croatia last Thursday...
Veteran Croatia defender Vedran Corluka was given special gifts after making his 100th cap.
Corluka presented with gifts after reaching 100 Croatia caps
Veteran Croatia defender Vedran Corluka was given special gifts after making his 100th cap.
Veteran Croatia defender Vedran Corluka was given special gifts after making his 100th cap.
Corluka presented with gifts after reaching 100 Croatia caps
Veteran Croatia defender Vedran Corluka was given special gifts after making his 100th cap.
Veteran Croatia defender Vedran Corluka was given special gifts after making his 100th cap.
Corluka presented with gifts after reaching 100 Croatia caps
Veteran Croatia defender Vedran Corluka was given special gifts after making his 100th cap.
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic and Vedran Corluka during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic and Vedran Corluka during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Tin Jedvaj, Domagoj Vida and Marcelo Brozovic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Tin Jedvaj, Domagoj Vida and Marcelo Brozovic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic and coach Zlatko Dalic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic and coach Zlatko Dalic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic and coach Zlatko Dalic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic and coach Zlatko Dalic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Mario Mandzukic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Mario Mandzukic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Lovre Kalinic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Lovre Kalinic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Tin Jedvaj and Domagoj Vida during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Tin Jedvaj and Domagoj Vida during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Danijel Subasic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Danijel Subasic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Danijel Subasic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Danijel Subasic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Luka Modric during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Luka Modric during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Tin Jedvaj during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Tin Jedvaj during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Dominik Livakovic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Dominik Livakovic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Danijel Subasic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Danijel Subasic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic and coach Zlatko Dalic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic and coach Zlatko Dalic during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Vedran Corluka during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Vedran Corluka during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic and Vedran Corluka during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic and Vedran Corluka during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Vedran Corluka during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Vedran Corluka during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Vedran Corluka during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Vedran Corluka during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
World Cup - Croatia Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Press Conference - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the press conference REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
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The Croatia international is keen to leave Santiago Bernabeu in search of regular first-team football
The Croatia international is keen to leave Santiago Bernabeu in search of regular first-team football
Kovacic announces intention to leave Real Madrid
The Croatia international is keen to leave Santiago Bernabeu in search of regular first-team football
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The Super Eagles turned out in style at the Volgograd Arena after a shoddy display against Croatia to the delight of the ex- goalkeeper
The Super Eagles turned out in style at the Volgograd Arena after a shoddy display against Croatia to the delight of the ex- goalkeeper
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Argentina's Lionel Messi, centre, walks at the pitch during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia defeated Argentina 3-0. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
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Argentina's Lionel Messi, centre, walks at the pitch during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia defeated Argentina 3-0. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the third goal of Croatia during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the third goal of Croatia during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Croatia's fans walk from the Nizhniy Novgorod Kremlin during of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (AFP Photo/Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV)
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Croatia's fans walk from the Nizhniy Novgorod Kremlin during of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (AFP Photo/Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV)

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