Aguero leads the line again for Argentina v Croatia

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With their star player Lionel Messi cutting a desolate figure, the South Americans were taken apart by the gifted European team whose midfield pair Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic outshone their more feted rival. It was to be Argentina's only shot of the half - and their best chance all evening. Argentina could have a very similar set-up as they have Sergio Aguero.

Former Argentina defender Oscar Ruggeri, a member of the 1986 World Cup-winning team, noted that Caballero had been selected "because he was meant to be good with his feet".

He is bearing the weight of expectations as Argentina seek a first World Cup trophy since 1986, desperate to crown his glittering career with a major worldwide tournament success.

Yet, Messi has been criticised for not delivering a trophy for his country. "I am extremely hurt by this defeat, but I probably didn't understand the match the way I should have". With a player of Messi's talent, it is a waste to confine him to one part of the pitch. No matter how talented an individual is, football is a team game. Individually they have quality but as a collective it doesn't work.

But who is his wife Antonella Roccuzzo, and when did they get married? Against Iceland in the 1-1 draw, Argentina's only tactic was to get the ball to Messi and for him to try to use his genius to influence the game.

"Messi was at a standstill, he was off the pace, depressed", Latorre said. Everything came down the middle, where Iceland were strongest.

Iceland's World Cup fever shows no signs of abating, with businesses announcing plans to close early for Friday's game against Nigeria.

He was on the edge of the game, but still created some openings with clever passes.

Rebic volleyed home with aplomb but veteran Caballero will have nightmares for the rest of his days at his mistake - likely to feature in any list of worst goalkeeping blunders for some time. The ad also featured Messi who seemed concerned.

It was under Pep Guardiola that Barcelona began playing this way, getting rid of the likes of Samual Eto'o and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to enable Messi to roam more centrally and participate more. An even rougher one would be if Iceland wins, which would throw out the above scenario and trigger the last case scenario for Messi's squad.

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