Luka Modric face Leo Messi’s Argentina side in what could be a pivotal game for both teams. Croatia managed to beat Nigeria in the opening game of the group but Argentina were forced to a disappointing 1-1 draw against Iceland, which makes this match a crucial one for them.
Modric will be expected to lead Croatia once again after his brilliant performance in their win over Nigeria. Kovacic will most likely come off the bench.
Argentina might make up to four changes in their starting lineup, according to reports. Fans and reporters alike pushed the panic button after their draw and all 11 players will be under heavy pressure when they take on Croatia this night. Furthermore, Croatia are a quality team which could be a tough challenge for Argentina, even though Messi and his teammates should probably be considered favorites here. Knowing what’s at stake, make sure you don’t miss this one.
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Time: 19:00 CET, 02:00pm EST, 11:00am Pacific.
Venue: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Russia.