Competing at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Caballero seemed to pave the way for Croatia after both teams were balanced on goalless in the first half. At the start of the second half, the 36-year-old goalkeeper intends to send the pass to Gabriel Mercado, but the ball can be captured by Croatia striker Ante Rebic.
Rebic did not waste an opponent’s mistake to nettle the ball with a volley in the 53rd minute. After winning, Croatia continued to press Argentina in search of additional goals that finally born through curling shot Luka Modric from outside the penalty box in the 80th minute.
Argentina has trouble creating clean and aggravated opportunities with a fragile back line. In injury time, Croatia added to Argentina’s injury after Ivan Rakitic broke into Caballero’s wicket.
Caballero itself is not the main goalkeeper of Argentina. Footballer who now strengthens Chelsea coating Sergio Romero, who was forced to miss because of a knee injury in May last.
“This is not the responsibility of some of his bosses, it is entirely his responsibility,” Sampaoli said, quoted by Reuters. “It’s not right to blame Caballero.”
“If I put it all together differently, it might have been different … I have frankly made a plan for this match – pressing the opponent, but after the first goal disaster, it’s hard, we’ve lost emotionally.”
Argentina is now threatened aground in the group phase because only gain one point from two matches. To qualify for the knockout round, Albiceleste need a victory in the last game but also depending on the results of Nigeria and Iceland.