Argentinian TV hosts hold minute’s silence after Lionel Messi and Co fall to 3-0 Croatia defeat at World Cup
While they still have a mathematical chance of reaching the knockout stages, the 3-0 loss and the earlier 1-1 draw against Iceland has put them in a difficult position.
If Iceland can beat Nigeria on Friday too, it will further damage their hopes of getting out of the group and reaching the last-16.
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Argentinian TV presenters decided to hold a minute’s silence after their loss on Thursday
The South American side crashed to a shock 3-0 defeat against Croatia at the World Cup
Pundits and presenters alike on TyC Sports marked the defeat with a minute’s silence
Even so, presenters on Argentinian television may have gone a step too far with their post-match reaction.
After Jorge Sampaoli’s men fell to the shock 3-0 loss, unable to recover from a Willy Caballero mistake, they took the on-pitch funereal atmosphere into the TyC Sports studio.
And with Argentina’s hopes fading, they decided to hold a minute’s silence to express their sadness.
There were sombre expressions with slight smiles all around as the presenter and pundits tried to keep a straight face during the silence.
Jorge Sampaoli and his side now need results to go their way to advance from the group
Lionel Messi and Argentina now need a minor miracle over their last game and Friday’s fixtures to get out of the group.
If Iceland fail to beat Nigeria, they will still have a good chance of getting out of the group. But a win for the Scandinavian side would put them in a difficult position.
They would need to hope Croatia can beat Iceland in the last group game and win by a significant margin against Nigeria themselves to advance.
Lionel Messi was unable to help Argentina as they fell to the defeat in Nizhny Novgorod
Author: Nancy Parker
Nancy Parker is a five time Emmy Award winning journalist and seven time Emmy nominee who has spent almost twenty five years covering news in South Louisiana. She has anchored every prime time newscast at WVUE FOX8 during her twenty year tenure in New Orleans.