World Cup debutantes Iceland showed that they are not at Russia 2018 to make-up the numbers with a gutsy 1-1 draw against Lionel Messi led Argentina. The game ended 1-1 after Sergio Aguero’s 19th minute goal was cancelled by a Alfreð Finnbogason equaliser in the 23rd minute.
Messi had 11 shots on goal including a 64th minute penalty that was saved by Icelandic Goalkeeper, Hannes Halldorsson who dived to his right to keep things level.
Let’s look at this tweet from the Spectator Index to put Iceland’s achievement in perspective:
– Population: 44 million
– Two World Cup titles
– Led by Messi and Aguero
– Population: 330,000
– First World Cup appearance
— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) June 16, 2018
A great achievement for the small Nordic country.