Ramos hits back at Maradona

Ramos hits back at Maradona

The beaten 2014 finalists go into tomorrow's crucial Group D clash desperate for three points after a disappointing 1-1 draw with minnows Iceland in their first outing in Russian Federation.

In stark contrast, Ronaldo, who last month won his fifth Champions League winner's medal, now has four goals in Russian Federation and looks a shoo-in to win his sixth world player of the year award. It could win the group if Iceland and Nigeria draw on Friday.

Though Maradona, 57, consoled Messi that even he too once missed five consecutive penalties and the 1-1 draw with Iceland was a collective failure, the signs are bad.

Higuain missed sitters in the 2014 World Cup final and a year later in the Copa America final against Chile.

Argentina face the prospect of an embarrassing first-round exit in Russian Federation after suffering a 3-0 loss to the Croatians in Nizhny Novgorod, which left them with one point from two games.

"We are here to help him every moment, and of course we will be at his side", Dybala added. A Nigerian win will give the team three total points, but Argentina will play Nigeria on June 26th and have a chance to vault into second in the group. The responsibility for the defeat will be put on Messi.

Australia was the victim of the Video Assisted Referee in their first match, as France was awarded a penalty in the first-ever video review in World Cup history. "We need to take advantage of that". We won, but we know that there are things to improve on.

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Australia fell behind in the seventh minute when Denmark's star man Christian Eriksen fired home a fierce half volley, after being set up by a sublime flick from Nicolai Jorgensen.

"But we're not trying to focus on that". The collective must function for the individual to shine. Qualification for the knockout stages appears to be a tall order.

Spain's win moved them joint-top of Group B alongside Portugal with one game left to play in the group stage and Ramos was relaxed about their position.

"We were quite upset about not having won".

Blatter has arrived in Moscow to attend matches at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin despite being banned from the game for alleged corruption during his 17 years at the head of world football.

"We apologise for our statement".

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