World Cup 2018: Croatia beats Argentina 3-0 Advances to Round of 16

World Cup 2018: Croatia beats Argentina 3-0 Advances to Round of 16

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Croatia advanced to the round of 16 with a stunning 3-0 victory over Argentina on Thursday.

The result in Nizhny gives Croatia six points from two matches and puts Argentina’s knockout hopes in serious jeopardy after collecting just one point from their first two matches.

Argentina will now be needing to win their final game and some outside help to get out of the group stage.

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And it was goals from Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic that did the South Americans in after a wonderful performance from the Croatian side.

Sergio Aguero forced a save in the 53rd minute with a quick turn and shot from the left of the box but it was Croatia who were celebrating their opener seconds later after a Caballero blunder handed the active Rebic a golden chance.

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The Chelsea keeper’s attempted scooped pass over Rebic fell directly to the winger, who sensationally volleyed over Caballero to give his side a deserved lead.

Modric doubled the lead for his side in the 80th minute after firing home with a remarkable curling shot from outside the box.

Rakitic then completed the rout in second half stoppage time.

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