Three things we learned today at the World Cup

17 June, 2018, 18:36 | Author: Conrad Doyle
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Although in the second half it seemed Lionel Messi's side would make tables turn, thanks to epic save by Hannes Halldorsson, even though Argentina earned a penalty, Messi could not turn it into Buenos Aires' glory.

Then Iceland's defence kicked in, keeping nearly the entire team behind the ball and swarming the Argentina attackers, especially Lionel Messi.

"I had a good feeling it would go this way today", he said of his dive to his right to stop Messi's uninspired effort. Croatia face Nigeria in the late fixture tonight.

"It hurts me, and I feel responsible for not having able to take the three points", Messi told Argentine media.

Coach Jorge Sampaoli led Chile to the 2014 World Cup but he considers the opportunity of leading his home side much closer to his heart.

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That provided the space Argentina needed to whip in the cross that led to the penalty that was expected to be the match-winner. The theory of stationing Javier Mascherano a few yards in front of Rojo and Nicolas Otamendi may have given the center backs protection down the middle, but Argentina was horribly vulnerable wide, in part because of the attacking nature of Eduardo Salvio and Nicolas Tagliafico. Within the opening 15 minutes, we got to see more chances than in probably the entirety of the game which preceded it. Instead of testing Halldorsson, it hit Aguero with his back to goal. Behind them is unfortunately a bigger worry for the South American team. It was the one moment of class that breached the Iceland defence, who were resolute throughout against opponents with World Cup pedigree behind them.

The 30-year-old star footballer, however, promised a better performance against Croatia on June 21.

"I'm massively proud of our support here but I don't know where the Argentinians bought all their tickets - we really struggled to find them and could have brought lots more fans", said Hallgrimsson.

But all week Iceland have been telling people their Euro 2016 win over England was not a miracle, their group-topping qualification was not a shock.

Messi had two more chances as the match stretched into its final 10 minutes.

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My god Ronaldo undoubtedly enjoyed Messi's disastrous start to this World Cup - especially after his own hat-trick and subtle nod to himself as the "greatest" Friday night jolted this tournament. But it looked like the pressure was too heavy for the little magician as he failed to convert a penalty.

Messi meanwhile, is still without worldwide glory with the senior team, having lost three consecutive finals with Argentina from 2014 to 2016, and the pressure on him will undoubtedly increase for the rest of the tournament.

But the truth of the matter is, Argentina aren't a good enough side to go far in the tournament.

"We will try to pass this quickly". And there's no other way.

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