Argentina to drop Serie A players

Argentina again seem set to drop Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain and Federico Fazio, but also Lucas Biglia, against Croatia.

The Seleccion and Coach Jorge Sampaoli were bitterly criticised after a 1-1 draw with Iceland, in which Lionel Messi had a penalty saved.

Despite complaints from fans and the media that Juventus pair Dybala and Higuain were left out, Pipita only coming off the bench for the final minutes, Sampaoli seems set to repeat the pattern.

Roma defender Fazio is again heading for the bench, while Milan midfielder Biglia did start, but should be dropped in favour of Enzo Perez.

The system also changed from 4-4-1-1 to a 3-4-3 with Cristian Pavon joining Sergio Aguero and Messi in attack.

Argentina take on current group leaders Croatia on Thursday.

Argentina (probable): Caballero; Mercado, Otamendi, Tagliafico; Salvio, Mascherano, Enzo Perez, Acuna; Messi, Aguero, Pavon

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