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Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by lalasticlala(m): 11:41pm On Jun 15, 2018
2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: Argentina v Iceland

"Superstar Lionel Messi kicks off his fourth World Cup campaign
"Argentina’s opponents are fan favourites Iceland

The opening match of Group D at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium will see opposites collide as FIFA World Cup™ veterans meet one of the tournament’s latest debutants. Two-time world champions and 2014 runners-up Argentina are preparing to take part in their 17th finals, while Iceland – the smallest of all 32 nations by population with just under 335,000 inhabitants – are making their first World Cup appearance in Russia.

Despite their vast experience and an attacking line-up led by Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero, La Albiceleste struggled in qualifying. Jorge Sampaoli’s side only secured their ticket to Europe thanks to a hat-trick from Messi in their last qualifier against Ecuador.

It is the moment of truth for Argentina, as the team only played one warm-up match ahead of the tournament. Although having multiple options in each position has its benefits, it remains to be seen how well the players can come together as a unit. The key will be to create space against a solid Icelandic defence.


Iceland have failed to win in their last four matches, which would usually give a team cause for concern. Yet this fails to take account of the coach’s experimentation in recent games, while the fact that their EURO 2016 preparations ran a similar course is also encouraging. The players seem to be rising to the challenge, although question marks remain over the fitness of captain Aron Gunnarsson.


Did you know…?

It was also 16 June when Lionel Messi made his World Cup debut in a 6-0 win over Serbia and Montenegro in 2006. Thirteen minutes after replacing Maxi Rodriguez in the 75th minute, he scored to complete Argentina’s resounding victory – the first of the five goals he has scored in the competition.

Possible line-ups
Argentina: Wilfredo Caballero; Eduardo Salvio, Nicolas Otamendi, Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Tagliafico; Javier Mascherano, Lucas Biglia; Maximiliano Meza, Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria; Sergio Aguero

Iceland: Hannes Halldorsson; Hordur Magnusson, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Kari Arnason, Birkir Saevarsson; Emil Hallfredsson, Aron Gunnarsson; Birkir Bjarnason, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Johann Gudmundsson; Jon Bodvarsson

https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/friday-10am-preview-argentina--iceland-398-2956776

Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by Nobody: 11:56pm On Jun 15, 2018
Iceland to park bus and draw.

Nothing for midget angry sad

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Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by jnrbayano(m): 12:22am On Jun 16, 2018
Argentina will steamroll past the Icelanders
Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by jnrbayano(m): 12:22am On Jun 16, 2018
Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by Nobody: 7:38am On Jun 16, 2018
Goal keepers like Degea,karius be making ronaldo look great.Ever wondered why Ronaldo celebrates every goal, even penalty goal like he won a medal?.

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Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by swiz123(m): 7:38am On Jun 16, 2018
I see the Argentine's struggling in this game, but Messi would be the stand-out performer.

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Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by MVLOX(m): 7:38am On Jun 16, 2018
magical m
Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by QueenDeborah(f): 7:39am On Jun 16, 2018
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Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by adioolayi(m): 7:40am On Jun 16, 2018
For the records Messi has nothing to prove, just that his competitive nature wont allow him rest, CR7 haven scored hat-trick yesterday.

Sorry Iceland, Thank Goodness, SuperEagles not meeting them today grin cheesy

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Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by engrMikemd(m): 7:42am On Jun 16, 2018
Messi to score double hatrick

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Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by Nobody: 7:58am On Jun 16, 2018
AgamaProf:
Goal keepers like Degea,karius be making ronaldo look great.Ever wondered why Ronaldo celebrates every goal, even penalty goal like he won a medal?.

Buffon nko?
Manuel neuer nko?

If Messi sabi play that meaningless penalty. He would have won an international trophy for his country....
If Messi had a penalty Against Roma.. He could have been in the finals ...

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Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by BrutusOj(m): 8:01am On Jun 16, 2018
[quote author=AgamaProf post=68526695]Goal keepers like Degea,karius be making ronaldo look great.Ever wondered why Ronaldo celebrates every goal, even penalty goal like he won a medal?. /quotel]Your obsession for Ronaldo go kill you.. The topic is Argentina vs Iceland, you are here discussing Ronaldo, if you think it is easy, let ur Messi play Spain and Get three goals let's see

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Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by Emvico34: 8:17am On Jun 16, 2018
go and sell all your property and bet on argentina to win......odd 1.30

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Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by lilfreezy: 8:18am On Jun 16, 2018
grin

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Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by Nobody: 8:20am On Jun 16, 2018
tongue
Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by Nobody: 8:22am On Jun 16, 2018
AgamaProf:
Goal keepers like Degea,karius be making ronaldo look great.Ever wondered why Ronaldo celebrates every goal, even penalty goal like he won a medal?.
mumu. Did Ronaldo score against Karius?
World best keepers always chop raw goals from Ronaldo go and ask Buffon and Neuer

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Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by frankmoney(m): 8:23am On Jun 16, 2018
So port Harcourt is bigger than Iceland
Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by frankmoney(m): 8:28am On Jun 16, 2018
AgamaProf:
Goal keepers like Degea,karius be making ronaldo look great.Ever wondered why Ronaldo celebrates every goal, even penalty goal like he won a medal?.
what about Buffon and neaur ? Name one keeper currently that's better than de gea ? Guy just keep your hate , Ronaldo is extremely good

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Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by naijalodge(m): 8:30am On Jun 16, 2018
Ronaldo to score another hatrick..
Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by ADENIKETINA2015(f): 8:36am On Jun 16, 2018
lilfreezy:
grin





I had a good laugh this morning cheesy
Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by MedicalSamwise(m): 8:38am On Jun 16, 2018
If he comes up short, he's still King Messi cool

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Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by Brownhypo: 8:39am On Jun 16, 2018
Messi tó sure!! This demigod of football has no comparism. If you know you know

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Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by Deiok(m): 8:39am On Jun 16, 2018
abeg make argentina wire these poeple reach 4 goals.

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Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by Minemrys: 9:00am On Jun 16, 2018
naijalodge:
Ronaldo to score another hatrick..
r0naldo is n0t playing today. He is a portuguese.
Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by wman(m): 9:05am On Jun 16, 2018
Iceland. The smallest nation to reach the world cup. Polulation: 350,000 First world cup ever.
An Island where the local dentist is the football coach

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Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by stano2(m): 9:25am On Jun 16, 2018
Iceland players be bearing names with "son" at the end
Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by CofOLandOfPeace(m): 9:33am On Jun 16, 2018
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Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by Anfieldster(m): 9:56am On Jun 16, 2018
Lapuga Atomica!
Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by Nobody: 10:15am On Jun 16, 2018
Finally, Messi.

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Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by ClintonNzedimma(m): 10:20am On Jun 16, 2018
lilfreezy:
grin
wrong analogy,messi carries both teams

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Re: Argentina Vs Iceland: World Cup 2018 (1 - 1) - Full Time by BeeBeeOoh(m): 10:42am On Jun 16, 2018
AgamaProf:
Goal keepers like Degea,karius be making ronaldo look great.Ever wondered why Ronaldo celebrates every goal, even penalty goal like he won a medal?.
You people's hatred for Ronaldo is the reason why he keep on scoring even in ordinary street monkey post, please and PLEASES, you people should not relent in hating him so we will be always entertained.



Thanks For Your Overstanding smiley

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