Argentina v Iceland: World Cup preview, predicted line-ups, key player plus more

first_img💪”We’re not here just to make up the numbers”Gudni Bergsson tells us Iceland mean business at the #WorldCup 👏 https://t.co/HVhNThMbQN | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/id5DyRI69B— Weekend Breakfast (@talkSPORTWSB) June 16, 2018Key playersArgentina: The Albiceleste shouldn’t be so dependent on Lionel Messi, given they boast arguably the best attacking line-up at the tournament, and yet they are. He was the only Argentine to score in their last six South American qualifiers, and even then he only netted in two of them. That’s genuinely difficult to believe given this is a squad which contains Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero, Paulo Dybala and Angel Di Maria. There is absolutely no chance they would have even qualified without the little magician. But this works both ways. Messi knows he must win a World Cup if he is to be considered the best in the history of the game and needs his team-mates to play up to their reputation.Iceland: Gylfi Sigurdsson has been a key player for Iceland in their recent rise, and he top scored in World Cup qualifying with four goals in 10 matches. His set-piece ability makes Sigurdsson a major attacking outlet for Iceland, as no one else in Hallgrimsson’s squad provides real quality in the final third. This is why Iceland were panicked when Sigurdsson picked up an injury in March, playing for Everton in the Premier League. He had to see a specialist due to a knee problem which kept him out of action for the remainder of the domestic season, but he was named in Hallgrimsson’s squad regardless, and returned to training ahead of the tournament.Predicted line-upsArgentina: Caballero: Salvio, Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico; Mascherano, Biglia; Meza, Messi, Di Maria; AgueroIceland: Halldorsson; Saevarsson, Arnason, R. Sigurdsson, Madnusson; Gunnarsson, Hallfredsson; Gudmundsson, G. Sigurdsson, Bjarnason; Bodvarsson 3 3 The Spartak Stadium in Moscow hosts the match talkSPORT.com give you the lowdown ahead the matchWhat the players are sayingAron Gunnarsson (Iceland): Gunnarsson will captain Iceland at their first ever World Cup finals Where can I stream Argentina v Iceland?Argentina v Iceland can be streamed live on talkSPORT.com, by clicking here 3 The 2018 World Cup is fully underway as we reach the first Saturday of the tournament.Group D opens with Argentina, losing finalists in 2014, clashing with World Cup debutants Iceland in Moscow.last_img

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