Saturday, September 26

Ikipe y’igihugu ya Argentine yahuye n’uruva gusenya inyagirwa na Croatia ibitego 3-0

Ikipe y’igihugu ya Argentine yahuye n’uruva gusenga inyagirwa na Croatia ibitego 3-0 mu mukino wa kabiri mu itsinda rya kane (D) bityo bibashyira ku mwanya wa gatatu n’inota rimwe bakuye mu mukino banganyijemo na Iceland.
Muri uyu mukino, Croatia yafunguye amazamu ku munota wa 53’ ku gitego cyatsinzwe na Ante Rebic mbere yuko Luka Modric kapiteni wa Croatia ukina hagati muri Real Madrid yungamo ikindi ku munota wa 80’. Igitego cya gatatu cyaje ku munota wa 90’ gitsinzwe na Ivan Rakitic ukinana na Lionel Messi muri FC Barcelona.

Nyuma y’aya manota atatu, Croatia yahise ibona itike ya 1/8 cy’irangiza byihuse kuko yamaze kugwiza amanota atandatu (6), Iceland ifite inota rimwe nta mwenda w’igitego cyangwa icyo yaba izigamye mu gihe Argentina iri ku mwanya wa gatatu n’umwenda w’ibitego bitatu. Nigeria ni iya nyuma nta nota ahubwo irimo umwenda w’ibitego bibiri batsinzwe na Croatia.

Ante Rebic holds his hands to his ears as he celebrates putting Croatia ahead against Argentina in the second half

Ante Rebic wafunguye amazamu

Modric celebrates his spectacular strike which found the back of the net and put Argentina on the brink of elimination

Luka Modric yishimira igitego

Luka Modric lets fly after getting the better of Nicolas Otamendi to double Croatia's lead against Argentina on the night

Kuri uyu wa Gatanu, Nigeria irakina na Iceland naho Argentina izasoze ikina na Nigeria kuwa 26 Kamena 2018. Croatia ifitanye umukino na Icelanda kuwa 26 Kamena 2018.

The Croatian players surround Luka Modric after he doubled their lead just 10 minutes from time in Nizhny Novogrod

Abakinnyi ba Croatia bishimira igitego

Lionel Messi looks crestfallen at the end as Argentina face a humiliating group stage exit after their heavy defeat by Croatia

Lionel Messi nta kintu gifatika ajya akora mu gikombe cy’isi

Argentina players remonstrate with the referee after he blew his whistle for a foul against them during the first period

A mass brawl breaks out on the pitch after Nicolas Otamendi kicked the ball into Ivan Rakitic's head as he lay on the ground

Ubwumvikane bucye hose burahaba

Lionel Messi argues with his Croatian counterparts after the referee stopped play with Argentina in the opposition half

Lionel Messi avugana n’abakinnyi ba Croatia

Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic dives in with a last-ditch block to prevent Lionel Messi from equalising for Argentina

Lionel Messi yazonzwe na Ivan Rakitic bakinana na muri FC Barcelona

Croatia goalscorer Ante Rebic leaves the field after picking up an injury shortly after his spectacular second half strike

Ante Rebic watsindiye Croatia afungura amazamu

Dejan Lovren cannot stop Sergio Aguero getting a shot off at goal but the striker's effort is easily saved by Danijel Subasic

Dejan Lovren ashaka uko yazibira Sergio Kun Aguero

Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli makes a VAR signal with his hands after an over the top challenge from Ante Rebic

Umukino w’ingufu

Argentina defender Gabriel Mercado receives medical assistance after being on the wrong side of a collision in the first half

Gabriel Mercado wa Argentina avurirwa mu kibuga

Minutes later Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic missed a free header at the back post to give the European side the lead

Mario Mandzukic yabuze igitego cy’umutwe

Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano argues with the official, Ravshan Irmatov, after being called for a foul on Luka Modric

Javier Mascherano ahana ibitekerezo n’umusifuzi

Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic squirms in agony after he was on the receiving end of a foul from Enzo Perez

Ivan Rakitic na Enzo Perez hasi

Argentine captain Lionel Messi stretches to try and get a boot to the ball as it bounces loose in the penalty area

Messi ashaka amahirwe

The Argentina goalkeeper grimaces after his horrendous mistake left them facing defeat against Croatia in Group D

Argentina and Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero was able to get a hand to the shot and push it behind for a corner kick

Willy Caballero umunyezamu wa Argentina yahuye n’akazi katoroshye

Croatian winger Ivan Perisic broke through on the left-hand side and was allowed an early sighter on the Argentina goal

Ivan Persic ashaka igitego cya Croatia

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