Barcelona star Lionel Messi feared for his World Cup dream before Argentina's late winner against Switzerland.

After 118 minutes, Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria fired in an angled drive on Messi's assist.

"I was nervous towards the end because we couldn't score and any mistake could have knocked us out," Messi said.

"The minutes were passing by and we didn't want the match to go to penalties.

"We were suffering, but we had a special play, I passed to Angel and now we can celebrate."

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