Doping official approaches Lionel Messi after Argentina 0-3 Croatia
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VIDEO: Doping control approach Lionel Messi as he leaves pitch after World Cup defeat to Croatia

Knows he's catching Argentina star at a bad moment.

When you finally get to meet #Messi but you realise that now REALLY isn't the time…
"Awryt mate?"#WorldCup #ARGCRO pic.twitter.com/VRD06Pcp6Z

— VBL (@VBL1986) June 21, 2018

A doping control official approached Lionel Messi as he left the pitch after Argentina’s 3-0 World Cup defeat to Croatia.

Moving towards Messi as he trudges off after a humiliating result, the man is no doubt aware that he’s catching the Barcelona star at a bad time.

Argentina are now up against it to qualify from the group, requiring more points from their one remaining game than Iceland from their two.

Both teams still have Nigeria to play while the Icelanders also face a Croatia side that may rest players now they’re assured of top spot.