Unfancied Croatia are a win away from clinching their last-16 place and victory over Lionel Messi and Argentina in their second Group D fixture on Thursday could set the cat among the pigeons.
A 2-0 win over Nigeria in the first round of group games means Croatia top Group D and if they can pull off an upset against Argentina – who could only draw 1-1 with minnows Iceland in their opening match – they will be heading into the knockout stages against all expectations.
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