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Group D Matchday 1 - 16 June

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Saturday 16th June
Argentina vs Iceland, 14.00
Croatia vs Nigeria, 20.00

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If Argentina didn't have Messi I'd actually fancy Iceland to get a point. If Argentina are not prepared for a tough game they'll be in for a surprise.

As for the late game. Croatia really need to show everybody what they're about. Theres a lot of quakity and experience that should overwhelm Nigeria. They usually hit the ground running which is what I imagine they'll do here.

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I fancy Iceland to get through this group y'know. They can hurt Argentina (and the rest) providing they keep Messi quiet in the first game.

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Aguero

Di Maria---------------------Messi

Banega---Lo Ceslo

Mascherano

Tagliafico---Otamendi---Fazio---Salvio

Armani

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On 09/06/2018 at 11:49, The Palace Fan said:

If Argentina didn't have Messi I'd actually fancy Iceland to get a point. If Argentina are not prepared for a tough game they'll be in for a surprise.

As for the late game. Croatia really need to show everybody what they're about. Theres a lot of quakity and experience that should overwhelm Nigeria. They usually hit the ground running which is what I imagine they'll do here.

Really?? I don' think they have got out the group stage since 1998

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I think Argentina and Iceland share points, and Croatia gets all 3

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5 hours ago, Gunnersauraus said:

Really?? I don' think they have got out the group stage since 1998

Who? Croatia?

Edit- indeed your right. I remembered them winning 4-0 last time and that completely threw me.

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2 hours ago, The Palace Fan said:

Who? Croatia?

Edit- indeed your right. I remembered them winning 4-0 last time and that completely threw me.

Yeah against Cameroon I think. I think they have done well in in the euros.

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My adopted country (Croatia) is in this group! :banana:The argies as well. :92_thumbsdown:

Sampaoli already confirmed the starting XI for tomorrow´s match against Iceland: 

 

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Caballero; Salvio, Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico;  Mascherano, Biglia;  Meza, Messi, Di María; Agüero.

 

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Iceland to score early from a set piece, frustrate Argentina for the rest of the game until succumbing to a late equaliser, but hopefully they snatch all 3 points 😁

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No surprise Aguero starts. No idea why Rojo is. 

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Just now, Cicero said:

No surprise Aguero starts. No idea why Rojo is. 

Because he’s a beast 💪🏻

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Caballero over Armani!?!?

Christ, Iceland just need to shoot at goal now.

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Are Iceland still alright? I know they had a kind run with shit like Austria and England but they held Portugal, before being dicked by France. 

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Hordur Magnusson is at left-back today: he's still technically our player but looks set to go to CSKA Moscow.

 

He's absolutely terrible, anyone who watched our semi-final vs Manchester City might remember him being at fault for the first goal in the Second Leg.

 

 

Needless to say, he'll probably go on and outplay Messi/Di Maria today

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4 minutes ago, The Artful Dodger said:

Are Iceland still alright? I know they had a kind run with shit like Austria and England but they held Portugal, before being dicked by France. 

Their qualifying campaign was pretty good by anyone's standard. Topped their group, ahead of Croatia, Turkey and Ukraine. Winning all their home games.

Kari Arneson Vs Sergio Aguero though... This is another level for them. 

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Is there anyone outside of Argentinians going against Iceland?

My city is significantly larger than their country.

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1 minute ago, Eco said:

Is there anyone outside of Argentinians going against Iceland?

My city is significantly larger than their country.

San Juan de Lurigancho - which is only a district in Lima - is 3 times the population of Iceland. Its mad.

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14 minutes ago, The Artful Dodger said:

Quite like ITV's music to introduce, is that the Nutcracker?

Tchaikovsky - Dance of the Swans

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10 minutes ago, Eco said:

Is there anyone outside of Argentinians going against Iceland?

My city is significantly larger than their country.

Scottish folk must be in a tizz deciding who to support in this one :ph34r:

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Is that Javier Zanetti kissing everyone? :$

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Loving Argentina's kit. Sexy stuff. 

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16 minutes ago, Eco said:

Is there anyone outside of Argentinians going against Iceland?

My city is significantly larger than their country.

5000 icelandics, 20 000 argentinians. 

 

Hoping, Iceland can take an advantage in the aerial game. In average, they side are 6 cm taller and this probably explains why Rojo is playing in defence, and Masch is in the midfield.

@Blue mentioned the goalkeeper situation, and I agree today, considering Iceland´s aerial game, Armani should´ve been the keeper here.

Go Iceland!

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27 minutes ago, ScoRoss said:

Their qualifying campaign was pretty good by anyone's standard. Topped their group, ahead of Croatia, Turkey and Ukraine. Winning all their home games.

Kari Arneson Vs Sergio Aguero though... This is another level for them. 

To be fair, Iceland are a team with work ethic and went up against 3 teams with little work ethic, so its not as impressive as it looks on paper. Still, I'm not taking away anything from them. They did really well in the Euro's and came up against an on-form France and even snatched 2 goals after going 4 down.

I don't think they are a bad side at all. It will be an interesting clash.

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