Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and 2010 winners Spain progressed from Group B in dramatic fashion on Monday, joining host nation Russian Federation and Uruguay in the next round but technology grabbed centre stage.
He celebrated his birthday along with his teammates who are in Russian Federation.
In Saransk, Ronaldo was at the heart of a series of VAR incidents.
I have not spoken to any of the Argentina players but I have heard the reports that the players wanted to get rid of him.
Sampaoli said he had been made to feel like a "criminal" by critics, but that there was no mutiny within the squad and he was still a coach "with enthusiasm and a clear idea what I want to achieve".
With the match heavily poised in the second half, Zlatko Dalic's men broke the deadlock after a scuffed clearance from Willy Caballero gifted the ball to Rebic, who ruthlessly volleyed past the hapless goalkeeper. "An elbow is a red card in the rules. So we can not give up on that dream".
Portugal will face two-time winners Uruguay in Sochi on Saturday.
In response to the rumours about his position, Sampaoli said: "The week went from low to high, and with respect to what was said, I can not clarify things that did not exist".
On the other side of the coin, Argentina look like a broken side.
Messi, who turned 31 on Sunday, is yet to score or provide an assist at the showpiece event, while he had a penalty saved during a 1-1 draw with Iceland. If Iceland win, it will be time to get the calculators out.
Despite indulging in cake and wearing a smile again, Messi will undoubtedly be hurting inside after his side's underwhelming start to the tournament in Russian Federation.
The Manchester City striker, who is now set to be axed for their final group game against Nigeria, put his sorrows aside as he joined the squad and celebrated Messi's special day. "Tomorrow will be the first final", said the defiant coach on the eve of the game in Saint Petersburg.
With players like Sergio Agüero, Ángel Di María, Gonzalo Higuaín, Paulo Dybala, Cristian Pavón, Maximiliano Meza and Ever Banega, Argentina should be terrorizing opponents on the attack.
But now is the time for unity and I think they all need to sit down together - players and manager - because this kind of situation is normal in football in tough moments after bad results.
The pressure is on Argentina as they take on Nigeria in Group D on Tuesday night.
Both Group C games can be seen Tuesday at 9am et/6am pt, Denmark and France will be broadcast across the TSN Network while Australia and Peru can be seen on TSN2.
'They say you f***** me up, ' the midfielder sarcastically jibed at Pavon in a video on Twitter. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840.
The Barcelona star, however, has failed to showcase his genius in Russian Federation so far, as Iceland and Croatia have managed to keep him sedated.
Marin Cilic outlined his credentials as a potential Wimbledon champion by winning a second title at Queen's. But it was the double fault midway through the match which Djokovic feels cost him so dearly.
Jedinak has in fact scored Australia's last five goals in competitive football, four of which have come from the penalty spot. Even the cool, calm and collected figure of Gareth Southagate is getting ahead of himself.
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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana said Thursday evening they would keep trying to find consensus on the legislation. Republicans have never been able to pass a big immigration overhaul on their own, despite talking about the issue for years.
El Hadary, who is 45 years and 161 days old, is at his first World Cup for the Pharaohs and won his 157th cap. The decision was confirmed after a video review and the penalty was taken in the sixth minute of injury time.
Handing out the trophies throughout the night is model Damaris Lewis, and DJ Kiss will be the providing the music. Casey beat out Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens and Jazz coach Quin Snyder for the honor.
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