Argentina vs Croatia live stream.Argentina vs Croatia, LIVE football score, FIFA World Cup 2018, Match 23 in Nizhny Novgorod: Messi and Co eye win,on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local) 8:15 p.m.
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is going with three fresh starters against Croatia in the second Group D match for both teams. Maximiliano Meza shifts from midfield to team up front with Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero. Angel di Maria is out of the attack in Nizhny Novgorod.
Sampaoli gives a start to Gabriel Mercado in a three-man defense. Enzo Perez and Marcos Acuna, neither of whom started in the 1-1 draw with Iceland, are starting for Argentina in a 3-4-3 formation.
Croatia will go with a 4-5-1 system, packing the midfield. Mario Mandzukic will play as the lone striker for Croatia, which opened with a 2-0 victory over Nigeria.
Argentina: Wilfredo Caballero, Gabriel Mercado, Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcos Acuna, Lionel Messi, Maximiliano Meza, Javier Mascherano, Enzo Perez, Nicolas Otamendi, Eduardo Salvio, Sergio Aguero.
Croatia: Danijel Subasic, Sime Vrsaljko, Ivan Strinic, Ivan Perisic, Dejan Lovren, Ivan Rakitic, Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic, Mario Mandzukic, Ante Rebic, Domagoj Vida.