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Argentina must play to win – Modric

first_imgCroatia Argentina have to play to win, warns Croatia captain Modric Tommy Doleman 07:13 6/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Lionel Messi Luka Modric Barcelona Real Madrid La Liga Getty Croatia World Cup Croatia v Nigeria Nigeria Argentina v Croatia Argentina The Real Madrid star cannot wait to face the Albiceleste after helping his nation to victory in their first game of Russia 2018 Luka Modric is relishing the prospect of giving Lionel Messi’s Argentina a tough game as Croatia moved to the top of Group D at the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Nigeria.The Real Madrid midfielder converted from the penalty spot in the second half to ensure Croatia got off to a flying start after Oghenekaro Etebo’s own goal in the opening period.Zlatko Dalic’s side face Argentina, who were held 1-1 by Iceland following Messi’s missed penalty in their opening match, on Thursday knowing a win will see them progress to the knockout rounds. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Modric hopes the victory over Nigeria can give Croatia plenty of belief.”They [Argentina] have huge amounts of quality, but this win will boost our confidence and we will up our game,” he said after receiving the Man of the Match award.”We’ll play a good game against Argentina. I hope we will take some points but it’s going to be tough.”They have to play for a win because of [Saturday’s] score, which was unexpected for them, but it’s an important game for us and we will try to play our best.”last_img read more

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