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WATCH: World Cup, Day 13 -- Messi, Argentina need a miracle

Argentina v Croatia: Group D - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - JUNE 21: Lionel Messi of Argentina shows his dejection during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Argentina and Croatia at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on June 21, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images)

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Day 13 of the 2018 World Cup is up next, on Tuesday, and it’s time to settle Groups C and D, which feature the likes of France, Argentina and Croatia.

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France (6 points) have already booked a place in the knockout rounds, but they need a draw or win against Denmark (4 points) on Tuesday to win the group. Given the volatile state of Group D, where Croatia look poised to finish top and Argentina could finish fourth or second, it’s impossible to determine the benefit of finishing first rather than second. Australia (1 point), who face Peru (0 points), need a win and a Danish loss to sneak into second place.

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In the aforementioned topsy-turvy Group D, Croatia (6 points) will finish top if they draw or win against Iceland (1 point), or if Nigeria (3 points) draw or lose when they take on Lionel Messi’s Argentina (1 point), who themselves need to win and hope Croatia’s backups can also beat Iceland.

Below is Tuesday’s schedule in full.

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2018 World Cup schedule – Tuesday, June 26

Group C
Denmark vs. France: Moscow, 10 a.m. ET – LIVE COVERAGE
Australia vs. Peru: Sochi, 10 a.m. ET – LIVE COVERAGE

Group D
Nigeria vs. Argentina: St. Petersburg, 2 p.m. ET – LIVE COVERAGE
Iceland vs. Croatia: Rostov, 2 p.m. ET – LIVE COVERAGE

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