However, if La Albiceleste and the Super Eagles draw in their game in Saint Petersburg, Iceland will progress to the last-16 if they beat Croatia by a two-goal margin and also score at least one more than any that Nigeria manage.
Without the five-time Ballon d'Or victor, though, it is highly unlikely Argentina would even have qualified. The project has not succeeded and in that respect it is hard to say that it is going well individually. To see Leo looking so stressed and unhappy at this World Cup was a real worry.
"Personally, the virtual world doesn't affect me at all", he said.
"If I were to think that I've got to immerse myself in the virtual world, I would have to throw in the towel and leave my position". "I want to apologize to everyone that came to see us". For Argentina fans in Red Square, their hope is that some of the other players can step up and take on some of the responsibility.
Despite the fighting talk, there is an undeniable air of crisis surrounding the two-time world champions.
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For all his heroics with Barcelona at club level, Messi is still often compared unfavourably in his homeland for his inability to recreate Maradona's success for the national team. If Iceland win, it will be time to get the calculators out.
"The happiest I saw Messi when I played alongside him for Argentina was in 2012 - he scored a hat-trick against Brazil in NY, and he played the whole game with freedom and a smile on his face", added Zabaleta.
It was also reported that Sergio Aguero, the scorer of Argentina's only goal in the tournament so far, would be dropped for the all-important Nigeria match after the suupposed "coup" against Sampaoli had failed.
"We have to make our goal five games to reach the final". But I was referring to the project of this competition.
"There are responsibilities on both sides", Sampaoli continued.
"We are starting a new era, we need to improve and consolidate an idea and that takes time", Sampaoli said after his appointment. "I can only focus on the game and getting the result."ESPNF".