The best chances in the early stages of the first half came when Nicolas Otamendi and Nicolas Tagliafico both had glancing headers fly wide of the post.
Despite the world-class goalscoring talent available to Argentina, Messi had to drag them to the World Cup nearly single-handedly, and they'll be relying on him a lot if they're to progress deep into the competition.
Iceland's story coming into the match was a totally different one.
"If someone is surprised (by that) then, they don't know much about Iceland football".
The island nation of 330,000 is the smallest country ever to qualify for the finals but emphatically showed they can mix it with the heavyweights of the game.
But Hallgrimsson bristled when questioned about how it felt to be part of such a fairy tale, saying Iceland had earned the right to face two-time world champions Argentina at Moscow'sSpartak stadium.
"I did some homework because I knew this was a situation that could come up". "We're 22nd in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings and won our group in qualifying".
'I think we deserved to win the game, but there are some positives that we can take beyond the result.
Argentina must regroup before facing Croatia on Nizhny Novgorod on June 21, while Iceland face Nigeria in Volgograd on June 22.
11 - Lionel Messi had 11 shots v Iceland, the highest tally without scoring in a World cup match for an Argentinian player since Opta keep full World Cup data (1966). The world's most popular sporting tournament is back in Europe for the first time since it was hosted by Die Mannschaft's nation dating back in 2006.
"It's a strong team we're meeting tomorrow but our staff have done their analysis", he said. He summed up his day by blasting his attempt into the wall, missing his tenth shot for the game. "I had a good feeling he'd go this way today". But when all the world thought he was about to score, Hannes Halldorsson, a man who before now was known for making a video for a Eurovision act, saved the surprisingly weak spot kick.
"I don't have any magic formula". Messi was finding space now and Iceland were content to sit deep and let him try and find his teammates.
Ronaldo, who also scored from the penalty spot on Friday, has now joined an elite group of players to have found the net at four consecutive World Cups.
"We'll do it like we do everything, we'll work together as a team".
Change things, reporters suggested, but Sampaoli was not in the mood to give anything away here, in marked contrast to the pre-game conference when he revealed his starting XI. Ronaldo has that elusive worldwide title to his name, having recovered from that game against Iceland, as well as hitting the post with a penalty against Austria, to lead Portugal to the Euro 2016 crown, scoring three goals on the way.
While Argentina controlled the ball for large stretches, they held steady at the back, and with 20 minutes remaining the situation was summed up when Banega curled a hopeful, rather than risky, shot towards the 'keeper from outside the box.
It wouldn't be a Nintendo E3 conference, after all, without some awkward teenagers huddled around a Switch pretending to have fun. Smash Bros . is a game made for the Nintendo Switch and will doubtless be one of the biggest releases of the holiday period.
Set to be released exclusively on the PlayStation 4 on 7 September, Marvel's Spider-Man looks to be a pretty darn good game. That said, Sony and co. weren't finished showing off the game, in fact they were nowhere near finished.
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They could also be an effort by Mueller to induce a guilty plea and secure the testimony of a critical campaign adviser to Trump. Kilimnik, a Russian intelligence asset, is now under the protection of Moscow and unlikely to ever see an American court room.
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In Pakistan, the Pakistan Meteorological Department said that it is unlikely that the Shawal moon will be sighted on Thursday. Eid ul-Fitr, an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide, marks the end of fasting month of Ramzan .
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Kim 'open' to dialogue with Japan
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FIFA World Cup starts with colourful ceremony
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