'After a group meeting, where the players, the technical staff and the president of AFA, Claudio Tapia, finished exploding the bomb and it was Chiqui himself who told Jorge Sampaoli that he no longer has power over the group'.
The South American side, now last in Group D, need to beat the Super Eagles and then hope Croatia beat Iceland if they are to have any possibility of qualifying for the competition's round of 16.
Despite the struggles on the pitch, a large group of Argentina supporters gathered outside the hotel where the squad are staying and began to sing songs.
Their inability to defend has been exposed, and they lack presence in midfield, with the latter contributing to disjointed play in the final third.
If they are able to topple the European side, they will rely on goal differential to send them through against Nigeria if the other Group D game ends in a draw or against Argentina, if Messi's side pulls off the victory in their final game.
"So obviously I think we could work together", said Dybala last week, as per FourFourTwo.
Mascherano has, somewhat unsurprisingly, been a central figure during these concerning times for La Albiceleste - reports emerging from Argentina have even claimed the player is helping to select the team.
Twenty years later Musa has the chance to eliminate Messi's Argentina, and the pocket rocket who stands just 1.70 metres (five feet seven inches) tall is ready for the challenge.
Like England, Argentina is a country that loves football so much and sometimes we cross the line in the way we treat our star players. If Argentina and Iceland win and finish with identical records it will be decided by their disciplinary records and then drawing of lots.
"Gylfi Sigurðsson missed the opportunity to narrow the arrears for Iceland in the 82nd minute, blazing a penalty over Deportivo de La Coruña goalkeeper Francis Uzoho's crossbar". The players look like they are not interested, the manager is looking like a disaster and Messi looks like he wants to be back at Barcelona.