Luka Modric's stunning goal from long range gave Croatia a 2–0 lead over Argentina in the teams' group stage match Thursday before Croatia finished it off late with an Ivan Rakitic strike to win 3–0 and clinch a place in the knockout stage.
The goal came in the 80th minute when Modric was given the time and space to line up a shot from distance. He scored from some 25 yards out and beat Argentina goalkeeper Willy Caballero.
It came after Croatia's Ante Rebic took advantage to score off a huge mistake from Caballero.
Croatia finishes its group stage with a match against Iceland on Tuesday, while Argentina will need a win over Nigeria and some help to entertain thoughts of going through.