Welcome again to Footballwood! The World Cup vice Champions Argentina to begin FIFA World Cup 2018 journey against Iceland who is making debut in the competition. It will start at 6:30 pm on 16 June 2018. Iceland shocked everyone two years ago when they played incredible Football in EURO Championship. Remarkable performance in World Cup qualifiers gave them a direct ticket for the finals of this World Cup. So there are great expectations from Iceland fans. First, they need to go through two times winners and World Cup runners-up Argentina.
Argentina Vs Iceland Indian Time [IST]
According to Indian Standard Time, Argentina Vs Iceland will begin at 6:30 pm on 16th June 2018 [Saturday]. Otkritie Arena, Moscow Stadium will host the game which is known fa or having a seating capacity of 45,360. Scroll down for further information.
|Competition||FIFA World Cup 2018|
|Date||16 June 2018 [India]|
|Time||6:30 pm [Indian Time]|
|Venue||Otkritie Arena Stadium|
|Seating capacity||45,360 spectators|
|Referee||Marciniak Szymon [Poland]|
TV Telecast Channels in India
Live Broadcast: Sony Ten 2 and 3.
As Sony Pictures have the broadcasting rights of FIFA World Cup 2018, fans from India can watch Argentina Vs Iceland live on TV channels Sony Ten 2 in English commentary and on Sony Ten 3 in Hindi commentary.
Argentina Vs Iceland 2018 Match Preview
Two times FIFA World Cup winners Argentina have not won this competition since 1986. They were so close to winning it four years ago when they qualified for the final but lost to Germany. European team Iceland continued their unimaginable form in the qualifiers also that’s why they qualified directly into the finals of 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Argentina had to wait until the last game for the World Cup qualification. Thanks to Messi’s hat-trick in the last game that put them into the finals. They won 7, drew 7, and lost 4 games throughout the qualifiers.
Being winners of Group I in the qualifiers, Iceland qualified for FWC 2018 directly. The debutants scored most goals in their group after 7 wins, 2 draws, and 1 defeat in 10 games. Iceland also made debut in UEFA Euro two years ago and finished at the 8th spot. It was a remarkable run by the debutants. Isn’t it?
Winning team will get the first spot as it is the first game of Group D. Argentina made a perfect start during the last World Cup. With the availability of probably the best forwards, it would be no shocking if Argentina gets three points.
Argentina Vs Iceland Predictions
Tough, very tough to predict the winner. Reason being the first clash between both sides. One side, there is a team having great players and the other side which has an unstoppable young blood. Argentina might have the advantage but even the Argentine fans know Iceland can do what other failed to do. Iceland would be happy with a draw.
Our prediction: Argentina: 2 – Iceland: 1
Argentina: Caballero; Salvio, Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico; Macherano, Biglia; Meza, Messi, Di Maria; Aguero
Iceland: Halldorsson; Magnusson, R. Sigurdsson, Arnason, Saevarsson; Hallfredsson, G. Sigurdsson, Gunnarsson; J. Gudmundsson, Bjarnason; Finnbogason.