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Willy Caballero’s delicious assist may have knocked Argentina out of the World Cup

The Chelsea goalkeeper dropped a clanger when he gifted Ante Rebic who finished well

It was a perfectly weighted pass.

Argentina goalkeeper Willy Caballero produced one of the assists of the tournament against Croatia… it just so happened to be against his own team.

The Chelsea man had a moment to forget when he inadvertently lifted the ball up for Ante Rebic to blast home for Croatia.


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Hang your head in shame

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Hang your head in shame

Argentina had been living dangerously with their passing out from the back all game and it ended up costing them early in the second half.

Jorge Sampaoli’s side had just come close to scoring through Sergio Aguero, before Croatia fought back and forced the embarrassing mistake from Caballero.

The ball was played back to the goalkeeper who looked to simply clear his lines

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The ball was played back to the goalkeeper who looked to simply clear his lines

Caballero got his clearance all wrong and the ball bounced up perfectly for Rebic

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Caballero got his clearance all wrong and the ball bounced up perfectly for Rebic

The Croatia man finished well with a powerful effort past the helpless goalkeeper

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The Croatia man finished well with a powerful effort past the helpless goalkeeper

Cabellero was often forced into playing out from the back, and the goalkeeper had 22 touches in the first-half.

The former Man City man was actually involved more than Lionel Messi, who touched the ball just 20 times in the opening 45 minutes.

It would seem that the year Cabellero spent under Pep Guardiola at Man City actually didn’t improve his distribution too much.

Messi cut a disappointed figure after the mistake

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Messi cut a disappointed figure after the mistake

Luka Modric lumped further disappointment on Argentina when he made it 2-0 with a stunning effort.

The result could well spell the end of Argentina’s World Cup run, after they drew their first game 1-1 with Iceland.

If Iceland beat Nigeria in the next group game, then Messi and co’s chances of progressing through to the knockout stages will be very slim.

You never go full Loris Karius.


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