ARG vs CRO Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Argentina vs Croatia Match Preview, Team News, Lineups

Group D, FIFA World Cup 2018 match | Match Day -8

FIFA World Cup 2018

ARG vs CRO Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:

Many football pundits may have scratched off Iceland as one of the one night wonder in the World Cup but their great display of football continued as they drew against Lionel Messi’s Argentina. Argentina started off the world cup as one of the favourites but in their first game with a missed penalty from Lionel Messi let them to settle for one point. It was not because Argentina failed to do the necessary but every Argentine attack except for the Sergio Aguero goal was blocked by the Icelandic defense. They have been very clinical in this game as they did on their way to World Cup by beating the likes of Netherlands and England and topping their group over Croatia. It has been a world cup of surprises so far with the underdogs being hailed as champions in more than many occasions and Argentina’s opening match wasn’t any different either.

On the other head we have a Croatian team who has performed really well in their first match against Nigeria as they won it comfortably with a 2-0 victory. Croatia is often regarded as the Brazil of Europe and now that they would be facing Argentina in their second match they would want to take on that nickname and show great midfield skills as they did in their opener. Midfield maestro Luka Modric will once again try to put his team on the front but it would interesting to see how Lionel Messi approaches this game.

This FIFA World Cup 2018, Group D, 3rd match is to be played at Stadion Nizhny Novgorod at 1900 hours in Local time. A thrilling game awaits everyone on Match Day 8 for everyone and can be watched live on Sony LIV.

ARG vs CRO Dream11 Team match preview is listed here.  ARG vs CRO Dream11 Predictions are listed here in this match, ARG vs CRO Dream11 Playing 11 is listed here. Scotland vs ARGENTINA, team news, playing XI and match preview are listed here.

 

MATCH DETAILS:
When:
June 21, 11:30 PM, IST
Where: Stadion Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhegorodskaya oblast’
Capacity: 45000

 

Recent form (Last six matches)
Argentina – D W L W L W
Croatia – W W L W L D

 

ARG vs CRO Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injury and Suspension
Argentina vs Croatia:

Croatia: Croatia is expected to field a same playing XI that they did in their first game and if fate would have it then Marcelo Brozovic may start this game instead of Andrej Kramaric.

Argentina: Angel Di Maria, Maximilliano Meza, Marcos Rojo and Lucas Bigila are expected to be benched in this game after they failed to perform in the opening match. However, the likes of Marcos Acuna, Enzo Perez, Gabriel Mercado and Cristian Pavon are expected to start for Jorge Sampoali’s side.

 

ARG vs CRO Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable)

 

Argentina – Caballero (GK), Tagliafico, Otamendi, Mercado, Salvio, Mascherano, Perez, Acuna, Messi, Aguero, Pavon

Croatia – Subasic (GK), Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strnic, Brozovic, Rakitic, Perisic, Modric, Rebic, Mandzukic

 

Head 2 Head- Four official meeting (Previously)
Argentina – 2
Croatia – 0
Draw – 1

 

Key Players:
Argentina –
Messi
Croatia  Modric

 

Take a look at some statistics:

  1. In the last match Lionel Messi took 11 shots against Iceland, the most he has ever tried in a World Cup match
  2. Lionel Messi missed penalty against Iceland was his first ever World Cup penalty
  3. Croatia has scored in their last five world cup matches

 

Important Updates:

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is not known for using same playing 11 for the two consecutive games. In fact, he has never used the same lineup as an Argentina manager.
So expect some changes in this match.
Cristian Pavon could be given a nod ahead of Angel di Maria. The 22-year-old Boca Junior forward is quick and can play on both the flanks.

While Croatia are certainly without striker Nikola Kalinic who has been kicked out of the team after he refused to come as a substitute in the last game.
So that leaves coach Zlatko Dalic with only 22 players in his roster. So expect Mandzukic and Kramaric to be the focal point going forward.

 

 

ARG vs CRO Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:

 

INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:

Argentina looked ponderous and lacked attacking impetus in their 1-1 draw with Iceland and that could prompt a change in system from head coach Jorge Sampaoli. Croatia was efficient in their 2-0 win over Nigeria on Saturday and have the means to secure another key three points here. Croatia may have lost their last competitive meeting with Argentina, losing 1-0 at the 1998 World Cup, but are well-drilled and could capitalize on an out of sorts Argentina here.

 

 

 

 

NOTE: THIS ARG vs CRO Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.

 

ARG vs CRO Dream11 Team match preview is listed here.  ARG vs CRO Dream11 Predictions are listed here in this match, ARG vs CRO Dream11 Playing 11 is listed here. Scotland vs ARGENTINA, team news, playing XI and match preview are listed here.

 

 

 

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