Argentina vs. Iceland Preview: World Cup 2018 Fixtures, Team News, Preview

Lionel Messi will be seeking redemption when La Albiceleste take on Iceland in World Cup 2018 tournament.1 min


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The World Cup 2018 is already upon us and now on its third day of live action-packed football/soccer games. The greatest professional footballers across the world have taken the gridiron in Russia. 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. Is this the year that La Albiceleste’s superstar Lionel Messi finally takes the one and only major title missing in his list of professional football career fulfillment?

The opening football match under Group D at Moscow’s Otkrtitie Arena will see opposite national teams clash as World Cup veterans meet one of the event’s latest debutants. The two-time World Cup and 2014 runners-up Argentina are prepping up to take part in their 17th finals appearance, while Iceland – the smallest nation of all 32 countries in terms of population with just under 335,000 locals – are making their first World Cup appearance in Russia.

Despite their broad experience and an attacking roster led by Messi alongside Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero, Argentina ahve struggled in qualifying round. team manager Jorge Sampaoli’s camp only secured their spot to Russia thanks to a hat-trick from Messi in their last qualifier versus Ecuador.

After reaching the quarter-finals stage in UEFA EURO 2016, Iceland celebrated another prime success by making their first World Cup appearance. Iceland managed to easily swept Croatia, Ukraine and Turkey on their course to Russia.

It’s been a thirty-two-year-long of dry spell for the La Albiceleste. Like the FC Barcelona’s superstar, who was not born yet the last time Argentina secured the World Cup championship title, the door may be also closing for other star players like Neymar, who will try to lead the Brazil team to its sixth World Cup title?

Fox and Telemundo scores the exclusive rights to broadcast the World Cup, which means all matches will be televised on Fox, Fox Sports 1 in English commentary and on Telemundo and NBC Universo in Spanish. Football fans can live stream all World Cup games in English or Español on fuboTV.

Here’s how you can watch Argentina vs. Iceland live stream. You’ll also find the complete matches schedule, scores and television channels for the highly-anticipated World Cup 2018. And be sure to return a half an hour prior the kick off schedule for our live blog of the match:

How Yo Can Watch Argentina vs. Iceland Live World Cup 2018

Date Schedule: Saturday, June 16

Time: 9 a.m. ET

Venue: Spartak Stadium

Location: Moscow, Russia

TV Channel: Fox (English), Telemundo (Spanish), BBC One (UK)

Live Stream Online: fuboTV (Try for FREE)

Follow: Visit our 2018 World Cup Hub

Possible Lineups

ARGENTINA: Wilfredo Caballero; Eduardo Salvio, Nicolas Otamendi, Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Tagliafico; Javier Mascherano, Lucas Biglia; Maximiliano Meza, Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria; Sergio Aguero.
ICELAND: Hannes Halldorsson; Hordur Magnusson, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Kari Arnason, Birkir Saevarsson; Emil Hallfredsson, Aron Gunnarsson; Birkir Bjarnason, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Johann Gudmundsson; Jon Bodvarsson.

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 SCHEDULE & FIXTURES:

THURSDAY, JUNE 14
Russia vs. Saudi Arabia11 a.m. ETMoscowFox
FRIDAY, JUNE 15
Egypt vs. Uruguay8 a.m. ETYekaterinburgFox Sports 1
Morocco vs. Iran11 a.m. ETSaint PetersburgFox
Portugal vs. Spain2 p.m. ETSochiFox
SATURDAY, JUNE 16
France vs. Australia6 a.m. ETKazanFox Sports 1
Argentina vs. Iceland10 a.m. ETMoscowFox
Peru vs. Denmark12 p.m. ETSaranskFox Sports 1
Croatia vs. Nigeria3 p.m. ETKaliningradFox Sports 1
SUNDAY, JUNE 17
Costa Rica vs. Serbia8 a.m. ETSamaraFox
Germany vs. Mexico11 a.m. ETMoscowFox Sports 1
Brazil vs. Switzerland2 p.m. ETRostovFox Sports 1
MONDAY, JUNE 18
Sweden vs. South Korea8 a.m. ETNizhny NovgorodFox Sports 1
Belgium vs. Panama11 a.m. ETSochiFox Sports 1
Tunisia vs. England2 p.m. ETVolgogradFox Sports 1
TUESDAY, JUNE 19
Poland vs. Senegal8 a.m. ETMoscowFox Sports 1
Colombia vs. Japan11 a.m. ETSaranskFox
Russia vs. Egypt2 p.m. ETSaint PetersburgFox
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
Portugal vs. Morocco8 a.m. ETMoscowFox Sports 1
Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia11 a.m. ETRostovFox
Iran vs. Spain2 p.m. ETKazanFox
THURSDAY, JUNE 21
France vs. Peru8 a.m. ETYekaterinburgFox Sports 1
Denmark vs. Australia11 a.m. ETSamaraFox
Argentina vs. Croatia2 p.m. ETNizhny NovgorodFox
FRIDAY, JUNE 22
Brazil vs. Costa Rica8 a.m. ETSaint PetersburgFox Sports 1
Nigeria vs. Iceland11 a.m. ETVolgogradFox
Serbia vs. Switzerland2 p.m. ETKaliningradFox
SATURDAY, JUNE 23
Belgium vs. Tunisia8 a.m. ETMoscowFox
Germany vs. Sweden11 a.m. ETSochiFox
South Korea vs. Mexico2 p.m. ETRostovFox
SUNDAY, JUNE 24
England vs. Panama8 a.m. ETNizhny NovgorodFox Sports 1
Japan vs. Senegal11 a.m. ETYekaterinburgFox
Poland vs. Colombia2 p.m. ETKazanFox


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