Argentina vs Croatia - Key highlights

Catch the minute-by-minute updates from the Group D match between Argentina and Croatia at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.

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Argentina will look to shake off its disappointing start to the World Cup 2018 when it locks horns with Croatia in a Group C match at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Thursday.

Heading into the clash, two-time champion Argentina will aim to bounce back and put up good show following its dismal 1-1 draw against debutant Iceland in the first match.

Argentina, which headed into the showpiece event on the back of its poor form in the qualifying event and injuries, will have to clinch a victory over an experienced and classy Croatia side if it want to hold any chance of qualifying for the round-of-16 in the World Cup.

Croatia, on the other hand, is coming off a professional 2-0 win over Nigeria and a win against Argentina would practically mean it would advance to the knockout stage.

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