Lionel MESSI: "We had a hard time creating chances" on Argentina draw

Gylfi Sigurdsson crosses his arms ahead of training

Despite an abundance of individual talent, Argentina have looked anything but impressive during Sampaoli's year in charge and their 1-1 draw against the World Cup debutants, including a missed Lionel Messi penalty, was another frustrating afternoon.

Wright, in Russian Federation as a pundit for ITV and Fox Sports, took an afternoon off from the day job to watch the Group D opener in Moscow.

The Argentine stepped up to the spot with the teams locked at 1-1 in Moscow's Spartak Stadium after Rurik Gislason was adjudged to have brought down Maximiliano Meza in the 63rd minute.

Messi, who is shouldering enormous pressure to succeed in what could be his last World Cup, failed to run through the gauntlet which was laid down by rival Cristiano Ronaldo - who managed to score a hat-trick against Spain on Friday night. "I feel responsible for not having been able to take the three points".

"We've worked to see if we can limit their advantage" in the air, he said.

Griezmann's well-struck shot was the first VAR-awarded penalty at a World Cup.

Spurred on by their fans' thunderous "Viking clap", Iceland famously dumped England out of Euro 2016 and coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said he wanted more of the same.

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"Worried? No, I'm angry and it hurts because I missed the penalty".

"Probably even in superman, even in super players, they are humans, they have feelings and I think the penalty [miss] affected him", Mourinho added. "But, yes, we must do better, and we can do better", he said.

"The first match is always the most hard".

"I hope it is going to prove important to us to reach our goal to qualify", Halldorsson said of the penalty save.

The Dane's face Peru this afternoon and with France and Australia the other two group members, this fixture could go a long way to decide who will be joining the French in the last 16 - assuming France don't do a 2002 on us.

Croatia take on African powerhouse Nigeria in Saturday's final match in Kaliningrad in Group D, providing a possible test of FIFA's determination to keep racism out of its showpiece tournament in Russian Federation.

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