FIFA World Cup 2018, Argentina vs Iceland Highlights: The opening game of Group D at the World Cup witnessed title favourites, Argentina, against fan favourites, Iceland, at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. Or, veterans against debutants. But after 90 minutes and five minutes of stoppage time at the end, the minnows came out the happier having held Argentina to a 1-1 draw. The 2014 World Cup runners-up took the lead courtesy Sergio Aguero before Finbogason equalised just two minutes later. Lionel Messi had the chance to put Argentina in the lead in the second half but he missed his third penalty in national colours to see off a disappointing start to the extravaganza. (FIFA World Cup 2018 News | Fixtures | Points Table)
FIFA World Cup 2018 Live: Argentina boast of one of the best attacks at the World Cup - Lionel Messi, Angel di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero are some of the options that Jorge Sampaoli has at his disposal. And yet, Argentina needed a hat-trick on the last day of qualifying to book a ticket to Russia. For the La Albiceleste, the chances squandered is the biggest concern and it has happened time and again in their quest for glory. At the other end, Iceland have little to lose after the minnows qualified for the World Cup by keeping Croatia, Ukraine and Turkey at bay. Heimir Hallgrimsson’s men are one that catch the fancy of the fans and after France in 2016, expect more of the same in Russia.
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