Iceland's 'zombie film' keeper outwits Messi spot kick

Croatia V Nigeria

Croatia V Nigeria

"I believe that on the wings of this win we will up our game and continue our journey in the way that we planned before coming here".

The Super Eagles went into the game with high hopes, but it was the Croats that showed more grit winning the battle in the midfield and putting the Eagles on the back-foot.

"Of course they were probably not expecting to draw against Iceland and they will come into the game against us knowing they need three points", he said.

Messi was looking to match the impact his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo has made on the tournament - the Portuguese scored a sensational hat-trick against Spain on Friday night.

"I did my homework, I looked at a lot of penalties by Messi, and I also looked at how I had been behaving in previous penalties, so I tried to get into their mindset, how they would be thinking about me".

In the build-up to the game, Croatia's players had shrugged off suggestions that being dubbed the country's "Golden Generation" put them under pressure, but the team's stars failed to shine against Nigeria. Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha did not award a penalty but after viewing the VAR footage, ruled it was a spot-kick and Griezmann gave France a 1-0 lead.

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Modric acknowledged that Argentina would present a different type of opposition because they are desperate for points following their opening draw with Iceland, but he added they would be ready for the South Americans on Thursday. "Corners and penalties are part of football", he said.

And so, after the first round of games in Group D...

But if Argentina themselves are embarrassed by such attention on their finest ever player, they will be also be red-faced by their stumbling stalemate with Iceland in their group opener today.

It was another extraordinary result in the history of Iceland, who famously dumped England out of Euro 2016.

"This must be understood first by all Argentinians, and then by his team-mates".

"A win is a win", he said. Ronaldo and Messi have now taken a combined 21 shots at Iceland and none have hit the target. "I can't see where all the Argentinians bought their tickets".

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