Messi not GOAT, fan switches allegiance: Internet reacts to Argentina's World Cup humiliation

Football fans were quick to react with a new wave of memes on social media, after Argentina embarassingly went down 3-0 to an impressive Croatia in Friday morning's (June 22) Group D encounter at the World Cup.

Much was expected of Argentina's talisman Lionel Messi, who had been tipped to redeem himself after missing a crucial penalty in the team's 1-1 draw against Iceland.

But he failed to spark his team to life, with his performances so far in stark contrast to the likes of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, Belgium's Romelu Lukaku and England's Harry Kane - all of whom have sparkled in Russia.

Argentina now need a minor miracle to qualify for the tournament's knockout stages.

Here are some of the best online reactions to Messi and Co's woeful performances.

1. Carrying Argentina home


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2. Messi fails to show up

3. Greatest of all time(GOAT)? Not quite

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4. A fan switches his allegiance

5. Messi reacts to goalkeeper Willy Caballero's gaffe

6. Croatia defender Dejan Lovren empties his pockets

7. Argentina legend Diego Maradona reacts

8. Argentina's bleak World Cup future