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Argentina are now on the verge of crashing out of the 2018 World Cup after salvaging only one point from their last two games against Iceland and Croatia.

The video, filmed during the match and widely circulated on social media, shows men in Argentinian and Croatian team colors kicking and punching each other as onlookers try to break up the fight.

He continued: "I watched Messi in that first game, obviously he had to follow Ronaldo with that hat-trick, when Ronaldo produces, Messi then does, you see them head to head in La Liga, they both inspire each other".

Argentina and Messi must now beat Nigeria to stand a chance of qualifying, although they could still miss out should Iceland manage an unlikely victory over Croatia, and Petit - a World Cup victor with France in 1998 has slammed the Barcelona ace saying he's no match to Ronaldo in terms of leadership.

Russia's World Cup organising committee said seven Argentines had been detained by police after the match, in which Croatia beat Argentina 3-0 and left the hopes of the twice world champions hanging by a thread. The way they looked, I can not see Argentina qualifying now.

"We will ask Russian authorities to immediately detain them so they can be deported", the ministry said.

Meanwhile, his great rival Lionel Messi saw his penalty saved as his Argentina side were held by a resilient Iceland a day later in Moscow.

"We don't realise that Messi is very good but I clarify that he is very good because he is accompanied by extraordinary footballers", he said. I've been saying it since before the World Cup, there was no chance they would win it because of that defence.

Indeed, it's been a disastrous Cup for Messi, who had just 20 touches in the first half, 49 in the game, and recorded a single shot on goal against Croatia.

Simeone also allegedly said he was not surprised by Lionel Messi's disappointing two games considering he doesn't have the same level of players in the national team as he does with Barcelona.

"What's happening to the team right now is what has happened to Argentina in these last four disgraceful years: anarchy, no leadership from the players, coaches or directors". I think it's unusual because he is a very important player in the national team and he had little involvement, which is odd.

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