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Argentina vs. Croatia, World Cup: Confirmed lineups; how to watch

Showdown in Nizhny Novgorod

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Argentina v Croatia: Group D - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images

Argentina disappointed in their first match, a 1-1 draw against Iceland while Croatia beat Nigeria 2-0 to take early control of the group. Should they win again, they're probably through.

So that sort of makes it a must win for Argentina. That's life in four-team groups. All matches are crucial!

Here we go.

Argentina starting lineup (3-4-3):
Caballero | Tagliafico, Otamendi, Mercado | Acuna, Perez, Mascherano, Salvio | Meza, Aguero, Messi

Substitutes from: rest of the squad

Croatia starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Subasic | Strinic, Vida, Lovren, Vrsaljko | Brozovic, Rakitic | Perisic, Modric, Rebic | Mandzukic

Substitutes from: rest of the squad

Date / Time: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 19:00 BST; 2pm EDT
Venue: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
On TV: ITV 1 (UK); FOX, Telemundo (USA); elsewhere
Streaming online: ITV Hub (UK); FOX Sports Go, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo; Sling World Cup (USA)

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