Criticism after the behavior of its players against the Netherlands (2-2, 4-3 tab) on Friday, in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup, Argentina cut a bad reputation. Indeed, Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic is wary before the half scheduled for Tuesday (8 p.m.).
« We have analyzed them, we know how they play and how they want the match to go, but I am still optimistic, confided the coach of the reigning vice-world champion. We are not going to adapt their style of Game. We saw the game against the Netherlands, there were a lot of duels, tense situations and behavior that had nothing to do with (Site notre bureau spécialisé). We want to avoid it at all costs and we hope that the referee will have control over the game. »
His counterpart Lionel Scaloni meanwhile defended his men (see the news item at 7:55 p.m.).