World Cup 2018: Argentina is reportedly rebelling against manager Jorge Sampaoli

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Argentina has just one point through two World Cup games, and the players are blaming manager Jorge Sampaoli.

World Cup 2018: Argentina is reportedly rebelling against manager Jorge Sampaoli

Argentina has just one point through two World Cup games, and the players are blaming manager Jorge Sampaoli.

Every struggling team needs a scapegoat, and Argentina has found one in manager Jorge Sampaoli.

According to Vavel.com, Argentina players will pick the squad Tuesday against Nigeria in an all-important match with Sampaoli no longer making decisions.

So far, through two matches in the 2018 World Cup at Russia, Argentina have mustered just one point with a 1-1 draw against Iceland and a 3-0 loss to Croatia.

Lionel Messi has failed to reach the heights that have made him a legend at club team Barcelona, failing to score a goal while also missing a penalty kick.

Argentina must beat Nigeria to have any chance at advancing past the group stage. They are currently last in Group D with one point and a negative-three goal differential.

Sampaoli has not started Juventus star Paulo Dybala in both games, so he could be a change the players make leading up to Tuesday's game. His club teammate Gonzalo Higuain also has largely been absent from the pitch during the World Cup.

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Argentina nearly missed the World Cup altogether, needing a Messi hat-trick in the final qualifying match just to punch a ticket to Russia.

While the players on the pitch have looked lackluster and overwhelmed, it appears Sampaoli will be blamed for Argentina's early failures.

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