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 By Nick Miller

World Cup Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria

The ESPN FC crew discuss whether Lionel Messi and Argentina have the toughest World Cup group.

Intriguing can be a pejorative word in football, because so often it just means: "Dull, but I'm pretending to be interested on an intellectual level."

But this genuinely could be the most intriguing group of the first round. You have Lionel Messi's (probable) last attempt at international greatness, the unpredictability of a Croatia side who sacked their coach before their playoffs, the possibility that tiny Iceland could repeat their Euro 2016 heroics and a fresh and exciting Nigeria side.


He's loved in Madrid, but in Croatia? It's complicated for Luka Modric

Luka Modric reflects on his time at Real Madrid and relishes the chance to play former club Tottenham in the Champions League.

When Real Madrid signed Luka Modric from Tottenham in the summer of 2012, they weren't exactly sure what they were getting or where he was going to fit. Jose Mourinho's team had won La Liga the previous season, and the midfield already included Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira, Michael Essien, Mesut Ozil and Kaka.

Some Spanish media compared Modric to Johan Cruyff, largely because of the mop of hair. Others imagined him in midfield, while fretting over whether he had the physicality to hold his own in...

 By Tom Marshall

Croatia spoils Javier Hernandez's record-setting night in Mexico loss

Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring a Mexico-record 47th goal for country in a loss to Croatia.

Three thoughts following Mexico's 2-1 friendly loss to Croatia in Los Angeles.

1. Chicharito breaks scoring record

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez became Mexico's record scorer on Saturday, but he couldn't stop El Tri from falling 2-1 to Croatia in a friendly in L.A. Memorial Coliseum.

Hernandez scored his 47th goal for Mexico -- to take him one beyond Jared Borgetti -- three minutes from the end as the team came close to equalizing, but couldn't find a second.

The loss was only...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Robert Kovac chases and catches alleged robber in Frankfurt

Former Croatia international Robert Kovac did his best superhero impression after chasing and catching a thief who had allegedly just robbed a pensioner in Frankfurt.

On Monday evening, Kovac, 43, reportedly saw the 72-year-old in trouble and chased down the attacker, who is now facing trial.

"Civil courage is important but I don't know if I would always act like that," the Eintracht Frankfurt assistant coach said in a quote released by his club. "It always depends on the situation and I am happy...

Srna would add needed experience and depth for Barca at right back

Darijo Srna (L) of Shakhtar controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round first leg soccer match Shakhtar Donetsk vs Young Boys Bern, in Lviv, Ukraine, 26 July 2016.
Darijo Srna's cheap price tag and wealth of experience make him an enticing option for a club like Barcelona.

With Aleix Vidal's future lying away from Barcelona, the Catalan club have been linked with a range of right-backs. The latest is Shakhtar Donetsk's Darijo Srna. Here are five reasons why the former Croatian international may be the most sensible addition to Luis Enrique's squad in January.     

Low cost

Srna's contract expires next summer but Shakhtar owner Rinat Akhmetov suggested he could leave for free when Barca's interest first arose in September.   

"If Darijo makes...

 By Sasa Ibrulj

Croatia spoil Kosovo's big night; Bosnia lack courage in loss to Belgium

Thursday night was supposed to be the best night in the lives of Kosovo football fans. A month ago, after years of battle to join FIFA and UEFA and start playing competitive football, they surprised Finland away and captured their first ever point.

It was the result that filled them with confidence, and when the Croats announced that they were coming to Shokdra -- the city in Albania where Kosovo were forced to play their home match because none of the stadiums in their country meet FIFA requirements...