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World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Iceland

Iceland hold Argentina to 1-1 draw as Messi misses penalty

Tiny Iceland made a stunning impact in their first-ever World Cup on Saturday when they held 2014 runners-up Argentina to a pulsating 1-1 draw but Lionel Messi's tournament began wretchedly as he saw his penalty saved by Hannes Halldorsson.

Soccer Soccer - FIFA World Cup - Group D - Argentina v Iceland

Iceland fans warm up with Viking clap

Iceland fans made the most of their reputation as fiery Vikings on Saturday, practising their thunderous "Viking clap" ahead of their World Cup match in Moscow.

FIFA World Cup - Argentina Training

Argentina's Sampaoli goes old school for Iceland test

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli, revealing his starting line-up a day early, is going for safety-first experience in pairing Javier Mascherano and Lucas Biglia in midfield to contain Iceland in Saturday's World Cup Group D opener.

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Argentina must overcome own demons to beat Iceland

Argentina start as hot favourites to beat Iceland in their opening World Cup Group D match on Saturday but the toughest opponent for the runners-up four years ago may be themselves rather than the tiny tournament debutants.