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Fifa World Cup: Argentina cruise, Poland hang on, Mexico heartbreak – Group C comes to an epic finish

Fifa World Cup: Argentina cruise, Poland hang on, Mexico heartbreak – Group C comes to an epic finish

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Argentina and Lionel Messi were likely under the most pressure at the beginning of the night, however intangible it may have been.

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That statement can be made with a good deal of conviction.

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Failure at the World Cup is not an option for a country that is obsessed with football, but a group-stage exit is? It would be terrible.

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But in the end, Argentina finished as group winners with a magnificent performance over 90 (and a few) minutes, following some dramatic moments.

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While Poland was biting its nails and barely hanging on.

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In the opening minutes at Stadium 974, it was evident that Poland was not prepared to give up.

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And most likely stayed for a goalless draw, which would have given them the group title.

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Robert Lewandowski rarely made an impression because he spent more time playing defense than coming up with offensive moves.