Ian Wright's brilliant reaction to Lionel Messi penalty miss

Gylfi Sigurdsson crosses his arms ahead of training

"I had studied Messi and I tried to get inside his head". Argentina were awarded a spot-kick on 64 minutes when Magnusson brought Maximiliano Meza down in the box with the score locked at 1-1.

"In the first 20 minutes, we didn't move the ball around quickly enough to worry our opponents and they had a lot of people in the penalty area", he said.

Despite the contrasting fortunes of their star players, Argentina and Portugal each have a point to show from their opening fixtures, with work to do to qualify for the FIFA World Cup's knockout rounds.

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli took the surprising decision to reveal his starting line-up for his side's World Cup Group D opener against Iceland in a news conference ahead of Saturday's game, picking Sergio Aguero ahead of Gonzalo Higuain.

It was a major embarrassment for Argentina and raises questions about their ability to claim football's biggest prize for the first time since 1986.

But, the Argentine superstar proved that even the best could miss and his effort was saved low down to the left by Iceland's goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson.

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A downcast Messi spoke of his disappointment at the penalty miss.

Croatia and Nigeria are also in the group.

Iceland, of course, is a nation with the smallest population to reach the World Cup and they will be making their debut on this stage. I think that his skills and the professional way he plays mean that he will be the one who decides until when he wants to play. "But, yes, we must do better, and we can do better", he said.

"The sensation is one of a certain frustration after we had such high hopes at the start", said the shaven-headed coach who led Chile to the last 16 at the World Cup in Brazil four years ago.

Star forward and captain Messi is desperate to lift the trophy and has hinted he will quit if the campaign in Russian Federation ends in failure.Sampaoli said he believed the Barcelona player would continue to grace the world stage after Russian Federation.

This match was, fairly or otherwise, seen by many as the likely winners versus fourth place and it has ended in a draw. We're going to go out there to beat Croatia.

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