Lionel Messi begins what could be his final quest for a World Cup trophy against lovable underdogs Iceland. While Argentina clearly possess the edge in talent and resources, Iceland are incredibly well-drilled and dangerous, particularly from dead ball situations. Today’s match could be a great contrast between individual talent and tactical cohesion.
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Matchup: Argentina vs Iceland
Date: 16th June, 2018
Time: 6am PST, 9am EST, 2pm BST
Venue: Spartak Stadium, Moscow, Russia
TV Channels: FS1, Telemundo, BBC
Gylfi Sigurdsson is Iceland’s creative hub, and their attack will run through him. If healthy again, he should take every set piece, too. Sigurdsson is the unquestioned star of a team that does not have many. Is he fit? Can he shake free of Javier Mascherano and Lucas Biglia? Argentina’s midfield isn’t very good, and that could play to Sigurdsson’s advantage.