As so often after a breathless first 45, the second half started slowly. Argentina weren't making the ball count for them and Messi continued to be crowded out whenever he drifted forward in the centre of the pitch. After their excellent performances at Euro 2016, many will hope for similar updates from the newcomers but the odds are certainly stacked against them against a side of Argentina's calibre. "This is the biggest game in the history of Icelandic football and it's a headache which our training team has to work on". Now they are up against Lionel Messi and it will be fascinating to see how they get on. They are in the Group D alongside with Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria which are considered as one of the toughest groups this World Cup. Things have not yet worked out that way, though, and the same questions about misusing the power at their disposal remain. However, the celebrations didn't last long as Alfred Finnbogason scored Iceland's first ever goal at the World Cup to bring the scores on the level. Argentina looking likelier to score at this point. Playing under a third different manager of their qualifying campaign, his hat-trick in their last group match against Ecuador was pretty much the only reason they made it to Russian Federation.
The five-time Ballon d'Or victor has even hinted he could retire from global football after the tournament, saying last week that "it will depend on how far we go".
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David Gauke, the Justice Secretary who collaborated with Ms Martin over her campaign, echoed the dismay within the Conservatives. Martin said she remained positive, though, and that she and her lawyer had organised a meeting with Chope to discuss the bill.
Even though Argentina had the lion's share of possession, they didn't do enough to earn a victory.
Gylfi Sigurðsson will be the key man for Iceland in their clash against Argentina. Lionel Messi definitely looks nervous. "He has adapted a lot his game to what Argentina needs".
This was the second draw of the 2018 World Cup. The World Cup will run from June 14 to July 15. And while the error didn't cost his team a title this time around, it did result in the first opening match draw for Argentina at a World Cup since 1990.