Argentina vs Iceland LIVE Streaming Online, FIFA World Cup 2018 Live: Iceland for the first time will be featured in FIFA World Cup and they will go against two-times world champions Argentina in the campaign opener.
Lionel Messi-led Argentina begins its 2018 World Cup play on Saturday when it opens up Group D play against underdog Iceland, which is playing in its World Cup. In the group with Croatia and Nigeria, there are three big points on the line for both of these teams in Moscow.
Argentina is the presumed favorite of the group but Iceland is a strong pick for a dark horse to make a run in this competition after what the team accomplished at Euro 2016 — making the quarterfinals and upsetting England along the way.
Argentina enters this game with a healthy 23 players, but that isn’t without some tension and question marks. The team just called up Enzo Perez of River Plate to replace Manuel Lanzini who tore his ACL, and Jorge Sampaoli’s team is also without goalkeeper Sergio Romero, who has started the last two World Cups for the country but got hurt right before the tournament.
As for Iceland, the team appears to be at full strength and ready to go for this massive encounter.
Here’s how you can watch the match, as well as what’s on the line and our prediction. And be sure to return about a half an hour before kickoff for our live blog of the game:
Group D kicks off with a clash against in Moscow, who are starting the tournament pretty confident after knocking England out of the Euro 2016.
Argentina should tread lightly though – Iceland could end up being the underdogs in the so-called ‘Group of Death’ as their track record has proven after drawing with Portugal at its European Championships debut two years ago.
With Iceland also reaching this stage for the first time in their history, they will be putting up a good fight to keep that momentum going.
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Argentina kick off their tilt at the World Cup against minnows Iceland as Lionel Messi & Co. look to go one better than in Brazil.
Germany were the victors in the World Cup Final last season as Argentina were forced to extend their wait for another tilt to at least 32 years.
Iceland, meanwhile, are competing in a World Cup for the first time having finished above fellow Group D rival Croatia during the qualification period. They are the smallest ever nation to qualify for a World Cup finals.