FIFA WC18: Croatia, Argentina move ahead to round of 16

Messi's first goal in FIFA 2018, Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1

Argentina and Croatia won their respective games in Group D on Tuesday to move to ahead to the round of 16 matches, or the knock-out stages. Argentina will face France in the last 16 after finishing second in the group, while Croatia take on Group C runners-up Denmark.

Highlights of both matches are given below:

Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1

Marcos Rojo was Argentina’s unlikely hero as his stunning late winner secured a 2-1 win over Nigeria that keeps Messi’s side in World Cup. Lionel Messi scored his first goal of the FIFA World Cup 2018 to give Argentina 1-0 half-time lead.

Croatia beat Iceland 2-1

Croatia beat brave Iceland 2-1 to top the Group D. It was a hard fought win for Croatia, who were already through to the last 16. Coach Zlatko Dalic rested most of the side that thumped Argentina 3-0, with only captain Luka Modric and the winger Perisic keeping their places.

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