NIZHNY NOVGOROD — Croatia defeated Argentina by 3-0, a loss to latter that makes advancement very difficult with only one group match remaining.
Croatia advanced to the round of 16 with six points from two games in Group D.
Argentina’s defeat to Croatia didn’t just endanger its long-held hopes of winning this World Cup, it threw its immediate survival into grave peril and beyond the control of Messi’s skill and willpower.
It was Argentina’s worst loss in group play in 60 years. Argentina has only one point and will next face Nigeria on Tuesday in St Petersburg.
If Iceland beats Nigeria in a clash between Group D’s other teams on Friday, Argentina will need a miracle to advance at the World Cup.
Messi, who turns 31 on Sunday, failed to get even one shot off against Croatia on Thursday. Five days earlier he missed a penalty in the team’s opening 1-1 draw against Iceland.Follow @gorkhapost
Spanish soccer club to assist West Kathmandu Football Club
KATHMANDU- The Spain-based football club Atletico Madrid has agreed to assist in the development of Nepali football.
The Spanish football club is to financially assist the West Kathmandu Football Club based in Chandragiri municipality through the BB Trust headed by Non Resident Nepali Association president Bhaban Bhatta.
Atletico Madrid’s international expansion and academy manager Fernando Lobete and NRNA president and Trust chair Bhatta recently signed on a Memorandum of Understanding to this regard.
The Club has got assurances of the further expansion of assistance in the days to come. The Atletico Mardid allocates one percent of its budget for such kind of support and assistance.Follow @gorkhapost