Messi misses Penalty as debutants Iceland hold Argentina to a memorable 1-1 draw

Messi misses Penalty as debutants Iceland hold Argentina to a memorable 1-1 draw

Iceland earned a famous point from their debut game in the 2018 World Cup in Russia as they held Argentina to a 1-1 draw in Group D at the Otkritie Arena in Moscow this afternoon.

Lionel Messi missed a second-half penalty as Argentina were held by Iceland in their World Cup Group D opener in a memorable fashion.


Scoring their First World Cup goal, earning first World Cup point against the Jorge Sampaoli-led Argentina side.

Lionel Messi saw his spot-kick saved by Hannes Thor Halldorsson as a battling Iceland side held on for the draw.

Sergio Aguero gave Argentina the lead with his first ever World Cup in the 19th minute only for Alfred Finnbogason to level for Iceland within four minutes.

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