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15 Jun 2018

Argentina vs Iceland: 5 things to look forward to

Argentina vs Iceland: 5 things to look forward to

Iceland will be the first to face Argentina's fearsome attack on Saturday. But can they hold off Messi and Co.?

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Group D promises to be one of the closest at the World Cup in Russia. Conceivably, all four of the teams could go through and no match is clear-cut. 

With Nigeria beating Argentina 4-2 as recently as November last year, there is no reason to doubt that the African side - or anyone else - can't go through.

At present, Iceland are enjoying the best moment in their footballing history. The island nation were the surprise package two years ago at Euro 2016 and now they’ll be looking to cause a stir the world stage at their first ever World Cup.

Argentina are looking to go one step further than they did four years ago, losing in the final against Germany. This could be Lionel Messi’s last World Cup and so the motivation to win is as high as ever.

Here are five things to look forward to as Argentina face Iceland.