Argentina will take on Iceland to kick-start their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign on 16th June 2018 at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. Iceland has scripted a fairytale in their qualification campaign to make it to the FIFA World Cup for the first time in their history. Messi-led Argentina won’t have an easy task at hand as Iceland have proven their worth against the big sides in UEFA Euro 2016. The fact that Argentina has Nigeria too in their group will haunt them even more and make a win against Iceland necessary. Their disastrous record against Nigeria in the recent past makes it ominous for them to take all three points against Iceland.
While the local fans will throng the Spartak Stadium to get a glimpse of world’s most fabulous footballer, football fans across the globe would be eager to see Iceland continue their dream run. All eyes will remain bolted on the talismanic Lionel Messi, but a few other names will also be hoping to stamp their name in Argentina’s history. Paulo Dybala has been the latest Argentine sensation, and he will look to end Argentina’s World Cup jinx. On the other hand, Gylfi Sigurdsson and co will remain firm to keep the Argentines at bay. To ensure you don’t miss out a single bit of this riveting encounter, we’ve covered up everything you need to know about the game well before time.
Argentina vs Iceland
|Time||16:00 MSK (UTC+3)|
|Date||16th June 2018|
|Venue||Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow|
|Live Stream||Watch Here (TBA)|
Argentina vs Iceland Live Stream
Live Streaming for the 2018 FIFA World Cup would be easily accessible to almost every fan across the globe. For the fans across America, FOX Sports will have a live stream channel entirely dedicated to the 2018 FIFA World Cup covering up game highlights, preview shows, review shows, interviews, and of course the live action. Sony Entertainment Network will also be up with a similar sort of live streaming on its app Sony LIV. However, beIN Sports will still be expected to top the charts regarding viewers with its live stream covering up some nations.
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How to watch Argentina vs Iceland Online
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The Group D game between Argentina and Iceland has been scheduled for an evening start on 16th June 2018 at 16:00 Local time. The match will be played at the Otkrytiye Arena, the home of current Russian champions Spartak Moscow. Its name will be changed to Spartak Stadium for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. With a capacity of 45,360 people, the stadium will provide the perfect ambiance for an inch-perfect football game.
A herd of Argentinean players will be eager to prove that their side has much more to it than just Lionel Messi. Iceland, on the other hand, has a very balanced side which has been creating wonders on football’s most significant stage so far. Here is a look at few names to look out for in their opening encounter.
Argentina Starting Lineups
As long as Lionel Messi plays football, the Argentine football team will rely on him anyhow. Looking at their entire line up, Sergio Romero will be expected to guard their goal and have the likes of Mascherano and Otamendi in the defensive line ahead of him. In the Midfield, Pastore, Lanzini, and Banega will be holding the key for them. Their real prowess will, however, be their attacking forces which will have the likes of Angel Di Maria, Paulo Dybala, Aguero, and Icardi alongside their skipper Lionel Messi.
Argentina World Cup Squad for Russia World cup 2018
|Lineups||Current Club||Playing Position|
|Sergio Romero||Manchester United||GK|
|Nahuel Guzman||Tigres UANL||GK|
|Geronimo Rulli||Real Sociedad||GK|
|Gabriel Mercado||Sevilla||Full Back|
|Nicolás Tagliafico||Ajax||Full Back|
|Marcus Rojo||Manchester United||Full Back|
|Emmanuel Mas||Trabzonspor||Full Back|
|Nicolas Otamendi||Manchester City||Defender|
|Ramiro Funes Mori||Everton||Defender|
|Mateo Musacchio||AC Milan||Defender|
|Federico Fazio||AS Roma||Defender|
|Lucas Biglia||AC Milan||Midfielder|
|Angel Di Maria||PSG||Midfielder|
|Sergio Aguero||Manchester City||Forward|
|Angel Correa||Atletico Madrid||Forward|
Starting from the back end, Hannes Halldórsson will be between the posts for Iceland with a defense line up consisting of Ragnar Sigurdsson, Birkir Sævarsson, and Kári Árnason ahead of him. Iceland’s strength lies in their midfield which will have their crucial man Gylfi Sigurdsson and captain Aaron Gunnarsson. The front end will rely mostly on the young shoulders of Albert Gudmundsson and Tryggvi Haraldsson.
Without a second doubt, FIFA World Cup is the biggest event for almost every sporting channel around the world. Its record-breaking viewership makes it mandatory for all the official broadcasters to come up with the best of coverages. DirecTV for the Caribbean, beIN Sports for the MENA countries, Canal+ for Africa, BBC, ITV for the UK and Optus Sport for Australia, will all be ready with their extensive coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. For the American fans, FOX Sports will provide an extensive coverage even though the USA is not a part of it anymore. Fans in the Asian subcontinent will need to tune into the Sony Pictures Network to catch the game live on their TV sets.