Liberman: Argentina Couldn't Beat Iceland Because They Didn't Practice in Jerusalem

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"I think the Argentinians felt a bit frustrated that they weren't getting through and it was important we equalized so quickly".

But it feels like we need to shed a bit more light on Saevarsson, who works a normal job in a salt-packing factory in capital Reykjavik alongside playing for semi-professional club Valur in his native country.

Well, tell that to the army of reactionary twitter trolls who jumped on Messi's penalty miss like a lion would jump on a wounded gazelle.

But Paul Pogba won a tight match for the 1998 champions when his shot bounced over the line off the crossbar in the 81st minute. I think they celebrated the draw as a victory.

However, the Euro 2016 quarter-finalists equalised five-minutes later via an Alfred Finnbogason tap-in.

"It was a fantastic stadium and had a very good atmosphere", Sigurdsson said in an interview with TASS.

But it is not just the number and varying quality of penalties astonishing fans at this World Cup: the new Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system has ramped controversy up to a whole new level.

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In the day's later games, Denmark broke Peru's hearts as the South American country made their first appearance in the finals since 1982.

Midfielder Christian Cueva missed a penalty for Los Incas to compound their misery.

"[Messi] is very fit, he's very well prepared", Jorge said, "he's really looking forward to World Cup, and he hopes to be able to achieve his dream. We won our group in the qualifiers and we deserve to be here", he added.

British TV staff including ITV's Jacqui Oatley reported seeing Maradona interact with South Korea fans during Argentina's Group D match with Iceland. "I have no doubt that a goal from the penalty kick would have changed everything".

The Argentina great is an official FIFA ambassador and attended the game in a VIP section as part of a group of former players branded as "FIFA Legends".

"It's going to be a very hard match", Modric said afterwards.

"We have things to improve, we're going to beat Croatia".

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