Australia and Argentina criticise Fifa over ‘crazy’ World Cup scheduling

  • Both teams face three-day turnaround before last-16 game
  • ‘We’re not robots, we need to recover,’ says Miloš Degenek

Australia and Argentina have criticised Fifa for scheduling their last-16 match only three days after their final World Cup group games, saying the short turnaround treats players like “robots”.

The Socceroos defeated Denmark on Wednesday night and now face a high-profile knockout clash with Lionel Messi and Argentina on Saturday at 10pm local time.

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