EXTRA TIME: South Africa defends Messi after Argentina horror show against Croatia

Leo Messi's team lost 3-0 to Croatia in their second group game of the Fifa World Cup in Russia

This means that Argentina's destiny is no longer in their hands, with them having one eye on the game between Nigeria and Iceland on Friday.

South African players, the media and fans pointed out that blame should be placed on Argentina as a team, and not on Messi to do it all by himself.

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