Argentina and Croatia are ready for another game of Football World Cup 2018 that could decide who is going into the round of 16. The two top teams of Group D desperate for three points and a place for the knock out round. It will be Lionel Messi vs Luka Modric, the two familiar club rivals are now facing each other in the biggest Football event. Both players earned so many trophies with their clubs but yet to win the first major title with their countries. They have another chance to end the trophy drought. Let’s see who is getting what this time.
Argentina Vs Croatia Indian Time [IST] | 2018 FIFA World Cup
It will start at 11:30 pm on 21 June 2018 [Thursday] according to Indian Standard Time. The Nizhny Novgorod stadium of Nizhny Novgorod is going to host this match. It is a newly built stadium which has a seating capacity of 44,899 spectators.
|Competition||FIFA World Cup 2018|
|Date||21 June 2018 [India]|
|Time||11:30 pm [Indian Standard Time]|
|Venue||Nizhny Novgorod Stadium|
|Seating capacity||44,899 spectators|
|Round||Group stage [D]|
|Referee||Irmatov Ravshan [Uzbekistan]|
Argentina Vs Croatia Telecast in India
Being the official Indian broadcasters partners of FIFA World Cup 2018, Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3, and Sony ESPN will provide the live telecast coverage to the people of India and its sub-continent. Yes, people of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives can watch it live on Sony Ten 2 & 3.
Telecast in other countries
- Argentina: TV Publica, Telefe, DirecTV, TyC Sports
- Belgium: VRT, RTBF
- Brazil: Globo, SporTV, Fox Sports
- Croatia: HRT
- Finland: Yle
- Germany: ARD, ZDF, Sky Sport
- Hong Kong: ViuTV, Now TV
- Mexico: Televisa, TV Azteca, Sky Mexico
- Portugal: RTP, SIC, SportTV
- USA: Telemundo, Fox Sports
Argentina Vs Croatia 2018 FWC Preview
Argentina missed this title last time when Germany won the fourth FIFA World Cup title. La Albiceleste finished third in CONMEBOL round robin qualifiers. This is their 17th appearance in Football World Cup
After winning the second round of European qualifiers, Croatia qualified for yet another FIFA World Cup for the 5th time. The 1998 edition was the best for Croatia in which they finished at the third spot.
The Vice-Champions of 2014 edition must win against Croatia in order to keep their chances of qualifying for the next round alive. They are currently at the second spot in Group D. The Blazers are leading the table with 3 points after first win against Nigeria.
Four head to head games has been played between Argentina and Croatia. The South American team have won on 2 meetings with Croatia one win. The last meeting was held on 12 November 2014 during the International friendly. Argentina won it by 2-1.
Win of either side could confirm them a place in the round of 16. Argentina has a little bit advantage with 53% chances of winning with Croatia 20%. Lionel Messi is favorite to score. But, Croatia has a strong defense with a strategic attacking squad. If Croatia scores the opening goal, it would be hard for Argentina to score the equalizer.
Argentina: Caballero; Mercado, Otamendi, Tagliafico; Salvio, Mascherano, Meza, Acuna; Messi, Aguero, Pavon.
Croatia: Subasic; Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strinic; Rakitic, Badelj; Brozovic, Modric, Perisic; Mandzukic.