Twitter reacts as Lionel Messi misses from the spot against Iceland

Argentina forward Lionel Messi takes part in a training session at the team's base camp in Bronnitsy near Moscow

Argentina forward Lionel Messi takes part in a training session at the team's base camp in Bronnitsy near Moscow

Iceland's defense was able to hold through a few more Argentinian attacks, and the match ended in a 1-1 draw with each team earning a point towards advancing towards the knockout stage.

Meanwhile in Group D, Croatia took advantage of Argentina's slip against Iceland to record a comfortable 2-0 win over Nigeria.

That said, Portugal went on to win that tournament.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman suggested Saturday that soccer soccer star Lionel Messi missed a crucial World Cup penalty because of Argentina's last minute withdrawal from a warm up game with Israel.

Mourinho has reiterated that Messi is a human for whom the missed penalty will have a significant psychological impact for the remainder of the tournament.

Of course, Maradona does have playing experience in one of the 2026 host cities: he won the 1986 World Cup with Argentina in Mexico, so he speaks from a position of actual experience that most can not dispute.

However, after Cristiano Ronaldo's heroics last night against Spain from dead-ball situations, Messi was handed the chance to restore Argentina's lead with a 64th-minute penalty.

More news: No 'Party Like A Russian' for Robbie Williams

Heimir Hallgrimsson has defended Iceland's surprise qualification for the World Cup.

But he added: "We have not lost our hopes despite the draw, we still have the same desire". Have your say in the comments section below.

Asked by TASS whether Iceland will be back in Moscow for the final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup match, Gyfil Sigurdsson said "I don't expect so, but it would be a miracle if we are".

Given Messi's nearly superhuman abilities his penalty record in his career is quite surprising. To start with winning is always important, now we have to think about Croatia.

Argentina had pulled out of their final pre-World Cup warm up game with Israel after intense protests and threats from the Palestinians after Israel chose to move the game to Jerusalem.

Argentina team to face Iceland: Willy Caballero, Eduardo Salvio, Nicolas Otamendi, Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Tagliafico, Lucas Biglia, Javier Mascherano, Maximiliano Meza, Lionel Messi, Angel di Maria, Sergio Aguero.

"It's going to be a very hard match", Modric said afterwards.

Latest News