By Jack Beresford
Argentina’s World Cup hopes lie pretty much dead and buried following their 3-0 defeat to Croatia – so much so, in fact, that one TV station decided to hold a mock funeral in the wake of the loss.
There was a sombre atmosphere to post-match proceedings in the studio of Argentinian broadcasters TyC Sports, with the channel’s presenter and pundits holding an actual proper minute’s silence to express their sadness.
For 60 painfully awkward seconds, the six mourners stood in silence, doing their level best to look respectful and maintain the super-serious nature of the situation.
🤭Dünya Kupası’nda maçında Arjantin, Hırvatistan’a 3-0’lık skorla yenilince ülkenin önde gelen kanallarından “TyC Sports” ekranlarında bir dakikalık saygı duruşu gerçekleştirildi. #CRO #ARG #WorldCuphttps://t.co/jlB8uqfm3k pic.twitter.com/N1ff02AP9o
— SKOR (@SozcuSkor) June 22, 2018
It quickly became clear that several of the studio guests aren’t entirely serious about the absurd requiem, which it should be noted was being held before Argentina have even been knocked out of the competition.
The Albiceleste still have a mathematical chance of making it to the knockout phase of the competition going into their final group game with Nigeria.
They also reached the last final, but that was four years ago so obviously doesn’t count.