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Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic: Argentina will be our 'easiest game'

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson and Alexis Nunes look ahead to Denmark-Australia, France-Peru, Argentina-Croatia and predict who'll come out on top.

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia -- Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic's analysis of the World Cup game against Argentina required a double take.

He said on Wednesday that Argentina would be the "easiest game" for the Croatians in the group stage.

Say what?

Dalic clarified: "I didn't say that Argentina was the easiest opponent. I said that this was the easiest game for us. We have nothing to lose. We are playing against one of the best."


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Argentina's Jorge Sampaoli pleads with fans to lay off Lionel Messi

The FC crew take a comprehensive look at how Iceland stifled Argentina and revisit La Albiceleste's continued dependence on Lionel Messi.

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia -- Argentina's coach urged fans on Wednesday to stop blaming Lionel Messi when games do not go to script and instead appreciate all their captain has done for the national side over the years.

Messi was furious with himself for missing a penalty in the South Americans' opener against Iceland, which ended 1-1 in an inauspicious start for what may be his last chance to emulate Diego Maradona's feat of winning a World Cup for Argentina.

"Messi can't be the only guilty one. When...

Argentina's Lionel Messi 'suffers and cries' in pursuit of World Cup dream - mother

The FC crew take a comprehensive look at how Iceland stifled Argentina and revisit La Albiceleste's continued dependence on Lionel Messi.
ESPN FC's Stevie Nicol feels it's time for Lionel Messi to relinquish penalty duties as his miss resulted in a 1-1 draw with Iceland.
Taylor Twellman joined the Get Up! crew to discuss the possible impact of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at the World Cup.

Lionel Messi's mother, Celia Cuccittini, said her son has been deeply affected by criticism of his performances with Argentina and insists he wants nothing more than to win the World Cup.

Messi had a penalty saved in Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland on Saturday, one day after Cristiano Ronaldo had a hat trick in Portugal's 3-3 draw with Spain.

Argentina lost three straight finals at major competitions in a three-year span -- the 2014 World Cup against Germany and the second and third at the Copa...