David Lee in Russia for the World Cup: Best for Argentina not to rely on 'MIA' captain Messi

Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after the match against Croatia on June 21, 2018.
Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after the match against Croatia on June 21, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS
Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after the match against Croatia on June 21, 2018.
Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after the match against Croatia on June 21, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS
Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after the match against Croatia on June 21, 2018.
Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after the match against Croatia on June 21, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS
Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after the match against Croatia on June 21, 2018.
Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after the match against Croatia on June 21, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS
After the final whistle on June 21, 2018, Argentina captain Lionel Messi headed straight for the tunnel, leaving the rest of his team behind.
After the final whistle on June 21, 2018, Argentina captain Lionel Messi headed straight for the tunnel, leaving the rest of his team behind. PHOTO: REUTERS

ST PETERSBURG - When his team were singing the Himno Nacional Argentino inside the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, he was a picture of distress, rubbing his forehead vigorously.

After Croatia made it 2-0 with a Luka Modric thunderbolt with 10 minutes left, he ran his fingers through his hair and squinted as he waited for the restart.

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