'Hurt' Lionel Messi finally breaks silence after Argentina draw against Iceland

'Hurt' Lionel Messi finally breaks silence after Argentina draw against Iceland

The Iceland goalkeeper dived to his right and got two hands behind the ball.

Diego Maradona has given his version of an exchange with an Asian fan at a World Cup game in Moscow that witnesses perceived as racist.

It may seem odd but Halldorsson felt good on the goal line waiting for Messi to take the penalty, but admits that things were quite surreal.

The biggest moment of the game, though, came from Messi when he had the opportunity to restore Argentina's lead from the penalty spot. He may be one of the best strikers to have ever played the attractive game, but the the Argentine soccer legend has developed quite the track record of unfortunate antics.

Messi, bidding to match the brilliant hat-trick scored by Ronaldo yesterday in Portugal's 3-3 draw with Spain, had plenty of possession but was unable to do too much with it.

Despite his scathing remarks about the manager, Maradona urged his country to stay behind their team and, in particular, Messi in spite of his pivotal penalty miss.

Sergio Aguero had given the twice world champions the lead after 19 minutes of the Group D match.

Within four minutes of the deadlock being broken, some rather questionable defending allowed Augsburg forward Alfred Finnbogason to restore parity.

Royal wedding 2018: Meghan's dad regrets not walking her down the aisle
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: 'I was jealous, I wish I had been there, I wish it had been me, but thank god he [Prince Charles] was there'. Meghan cried, I'm sure, she did cry, and they both said, "Take care of yourself, we are really anxious about you", he said.

The penalty was awarded after Aguero was pushed in the back by Hordur Magnusson as both chased Messi's floated cross in the 63rd.

"We had a hard time creating chances".

Argentina's forward Lionel Messi looks dejected during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Argentina and Iceland at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. "Not if we play the way we did against Iceland", Ardiles signed off.

At the end, Messi retreated alone into the centre circle with his head bowed and hands on his knees. For Iceland, the humbling of a soccer superpower.

Argentina, playing in all-black and roared on by the vast majority of the crowd in a rocking Spartak Stadium, eventually took command, delivering wave after wave of attacks in the second half.

No Iceland defender was at fault for failing to stop Aguero's goal.

Maradona pounds his chest during Argentina game.

Maradona also apologised on Facebook for smoking a cigar on Saturday, despite a Federation Internationale de Football Association ban on smoking at World Cup stadiums. The VAR leaves fans somewhere between confused and fuming, it disrupts the flow of the game and most importantly, the decisions reached still aren't universally agreed upon.

Related News:

  • Incredibles 2 makes heroic North America box office debut

    Incredibles 2 makes heroic North America box office debut

    Playing in 503 locations, the long-delayed film which boasts a 0 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes , took in $1.7 million. " Incredibles 2 " flexed its muscles at the box office this weekend.
    German media sound alarm after shock World Cup defeat

    German media sound alarm after shock World Cup defeat

    It was a major milestone for the team. "In the first half we managed to play defensively with a great deal of intelligence. He played his last two club seasons with Mexican team Atlas, where he started his professional career in 1996.
    Cohen Lawyers May Get 10 More Days to Review Seized Documents

    Cohen Lawyers May Get 10 More Days to Review Seized Documents

    Cohen had sought to delay the legal fight after his home and office were raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in April. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of NY said that one of the devices contained approximately 315 megabytes of data.
  • The UK's plan for Brexit has just suffered another major blow

    The UK's plan for Brexit has just suffered another major blow

    The British government faces another nerve-rattling test this week as its flagship Brexit legislation is picked over once again by a restive parliament.
    Beyoncé & Jay Z Just Dropped A Joint Album On Stage In London

    Beyoncé & Jay Z Just Dropped A Joint Album On Stage In London

    On the final track, the joyously brassy " Lovehappy ", the two acknowledge past pain but also their efforts to reconcile. Two years ago, Beyonce dropped the audiovisual phenomenon Lemonade , which many suspect discussed Jay-Z's infidelity.
    Coach Osorio confident Mexico can stun world champions Germany

    Coach Osorio confident Mexico can stun world champions Germany

    It is a great opportunity for Mexican football to compete against the world champions and that is what we will try to do. Brazilian team having a chat with their coach Tite (C) during training.
  • Michael Porter Jr. cancels pro day because of hip injury

    Michael Porter Jr. cancels pro day because of hip injury

    UPDATE: Porter seems to be working on some trolling and/or damage control, as he posted these pictures later Thursday afternoon. The objective for the workout is primarily medical , after the 6-10 forward played only three games for Missouri last season.
    LeBron James: Four reasons why he must choose the Houston Rockets

    LeBron James: Four reasons why he must choose the Houston Rockets

    If LeBron leaves this summer and then Leonard leaves next summer, the Cavs will nearly surely be one of the league's worst teams. Cleveland can offer him $205 million over five years, while other teams can offer him $152 million over four years.
    Defending Champion Brooks Koepka Wins Another US Open

    Defending Champion Brooks Koepka Wins Another US Open

    We go through all the key moments of Sunday's final round. "He was busy grinding his tail off and I was busy grinding mine. They have had a major impact every day - from easier to harder Thursday and Saturday, and from harder to easier on Friday.
  • Meghan Markle's wedding dress goes on sale to the public

    Meghan Markle's wedding dress goes on sale to the public

    According to the latest reports, nearly 30 million people watched the ceremony, which was broadcast on 15 networks in the U.S. Still, Markle had love on the brain and proclaimed about Prince Harry: "He's the best husband ever ", reports PEOPLE .
    At least 3 killed, 200 injured as strong quake hits Osaka

    At least 3 killed, 200 injured as strong quake hits Osaka

    In 2016, there was a 6.2 tremor two days before a 7 magnitude quake which caused injuries and damage in southern Kumamoto. The authorities said that none of the 15 nuclear reactors in this region have been affected by the quake.
    Trump blasts Schumer for downplaying North Korea summit

    Trump blasts Schumer for downplaying North Korea summit

    Recently, Park filmed a video op-ed imploring Trump to do the right thing when he meets Kim Jong Un . "We got along very well". You haven't had a firing, a nuclear test in eight and a half months. "You will have nuclear war", he said.


Most liked

First lady spokeswoman: Melania Trump 'hates to see' families separated at border
Children traveling with adults are separated from their families and taken into US custody. Mrs Trump has called for Republicans and Democrats to work together on the issue.

How Harvard limits the number of Asian applicants it accepts
There is also an exhaustive process of reading, review and commentary before the admissions committee votes on each application. Harvard argued that its records should be filed confidentially to protect students and the admissions process.

Over 1 million OnePlus 6 sold in just 22 days
The Shenzhen-based company previously sold a million units of the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T within three months of their launch. The CEO of the company, Pete Lau, says - We are happy with these results and most important, that users like the new phone .

Queiroz ready for 'Universe Cup final' against Spain
The own goal was the only score between the teams, as Iran secured a 1-0 victory for its first World Cup win since 1998. With this result, the two African teams that have been in action so far at the 2018 World Cup have both been defeated.

Strong deadly natural disaster rattles Japan
Senior government officials are gathering for an emergency meeting at the Prime Minister's office, broadcaster NHK reported. An 84-year-old man in nearby Ibaraki died after a bookshelf fell on top of him at home, according to city officials.

Germany 'very bad' in shock Mexico loss, says Loew
Because, despite Mexico tiring after a relentless hour of football, they were utterly incapable of finding a way through. Former England captain Terry Butcher said on 5 live: "It was one of the best games I have seen in my life".

Afghanistan’s president extends ceasefire with Taliban
The Taliban, wearing traditional headgear and many with sunglasses, entered Kabul through gates in the south and southeast. Western diplomats based in Kabul said they were issuing fresh travel warnings for the whole country.

Rudy Giuliani Demands Mueller Probe Be Suspended ‘Tomorrow’
Trump attacked Manafort's jailing, saying on Twitter, "Wow, what a tough sentence for Paul Manafort ". Giuliani responded equally directly, and covered more ground than just Manafort.

Melania Trump says US should govern 'with heart' in enforcing immigration law
Friday, too, the government announced that 2,000 children had been placed in detention during a six-week period. Migrant children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border are being housed in tents.

Former Trump Campaign Chair Manafort Jailed After Bail Revoked
It's not clear exactly what Manafort knows, but he does appear to be a linchpin between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation . Manafort had been under house arrest at his residence in Arlington, Virginia, where he also wore a monitoring device.

Team trump ignores the preparation for the meeting with Putin
The vast majority of United Nations member states, including the USA , recognises Crimea as Ukraine's rightful territory. Trump could not resist blaming Obama again as he barreled along through the questions. "President Obama lost Crimea".

At least 5 die when SUV crashes during chase
A auto chase between border patrol vehicles and an SUV carrying 14 people resulted in a auto crash in Big Wells, Texas on Sunday. He said his deputies are often involved in chases pursuing people suspected of smuggling undocumented immigrants and drugs.

Unsettling Trump Mural Greets Children at Detention Center in Former Walmart
Near El Paso at the Tornillo land port of entry, government officials will move in 360 kids initially and expand from there. Here's the Trump mural I mentioned to @chrislhayes inside the shelter for incarcerated child migrants.

New Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) Features Second Camera, Intel Processor
At the core, the Chromebook Plus v2 gets an Intel Celeron 3865Y processor , coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage . There are stereo speakers built in to the Chromebook Plus V2 , and the curved cap keyboard can withstand spills up to 60cc.

Slain deputy was seven-year veteran of Sheriff's Department
The deputies haven't been identified yet, but we know a male deputy died and a female deputy is in critical condition. She said she'd gladly give up a third trial for her daughter's murder if he could be convicted in the latest one.