Argentina are on the brink of an early World Cup exit after being hammered 3-0 by Croatia.
Jorge Sampaoli’s side went into the tournament as one of the favourites, but underwhelmed massively in their opening game against Iceland, which ended 1-1.
They desperately needed to defeat Croatia to get their campaign back on track, but after a dismal first half, they then fell behind through Ante Rebic’s opener.
Luka Modric then doubled their lead ten minutes from time, before Ivan Rakitic sealed the victory in stoppage time to complete the rout.
Not many Argentina players can hold their head up high after that performance, but one man who will be more disappointed then the rest, is Willy Caballero.
Caballero is not actually Argentina’s number one goalkeeper, but was given the starting berth after Sergio Romero sustained a knee injury in the build-up to the tournament.
And he had a nightmare against Croatia.
His poor clearance gifted Rebic and Croatia the opening goal of the game, and Argentina simply could not find a way back into it.
He’s cost his side massively.
Jose Mourinho gave his honest opinion after Argentina’s opener against Iceland, and it looks very true right now.
The Portuguese appeared to savage him for his performance in the 1-1 draw, where he palmed a tame strike right into the path of Alfreð Finnbogason to tap home.
And after the mistake, Mourinho claimed he would do as good a job as Caballero.
“One chance, one goal, Caballero in goal or myself would be the same because I would save the same as Caballero, there was not one single dangerous situation,” Mourinho said on Russia Today.
Ouch. That is brutal from the Man United manager.
But after Caballero’s howler against Croatia, Mourinho may well be right.
We await Mourinho’s response after Caballero’s howler against Croatia…
With one point from their first two games, Argentina now need to rely on results going their way if they are too somehow progress to the last 16.
Iceland could all but knock Argentina out if they defeat Nigeria on Friday.
What a shock that would be if Argentina were to head home from the tournament early.