Maradona to Messi: 'I love you as always'

Ahmed Musa Nigeria Argentina 2018 FIFA World Cup Lionel Musa

Ahmed Musa Nigeria Argentina 2018 FIFA World Cup Lionel Musa

Iceland will retain their renowned sense of optimism as they take on already-qualified Croatia on Tuesday in a bid to claw their way out of World Cup Group D, coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said. "We have to be united, to express our opinions, and do everything possible so the team goes into the game in the best position".

Nothing less than a win will do for Iceland against Croatia if they are to emulate their Euro 2016 success by making it to the knockout stage at their first World Cup, but it will be a tall order against a familiar foe that leads Group D.

To advance, Argentina needs to beat Nigeria on Tuesday, and hope that Iceland doesn't beat Croatia and maintain a better goal difference.

Iceland are without a win in their last eight games - their longest winless run since 2011.

Gonzalo Higuain is expected to replace Sergio Aguero in the starting line-up for Argentina when they take on Nigeria in a must-win game tomorrow at the FIFA World Cup.

A team of five workers at Moscow's Altufyevo Confectionery worked for almost a week to carve the sculpture in 60 kg (132 lbs) of chocolate to mark the Argentina forward's 31st birthday on Sunday.

Van Marwijk disappointed with VAR decision after defeat to France
Schmeichel blocked Farfan's shot on the line late on, while Gallese denied Eriksen as Denmark looked to put the game to bed. Mbappe will be the favorite to win the top Young Player award at the World Cup (players born on or after January 1, 2017).

Following Argentina's 0-0 draw with Iceland, Maradona told Venezuelan TV that he could not blame the players and slammed the team's performance as a "disgrace".

"He is one of the big names in Russian Federation who has made a strong start to this World Cup, in terms of goals, with four so far". Earlier, Maradona was spotted supporting his team at the stadium during matches with Iceland on June 16 and with Croatia five days later. "I want to be able to talk to the players and make them understand what it means to wear the national shirt", the 57-year-old said.

Now Rohr has a chance to cement his reputation by leading the Super Eagles into the second round, likely at the expense of Sampaoli's job. "We've often said we're like a married couple". "But there are people I have to work with on a daily basis and they are affected by these comments".

Reports of recriminations in the aftermath of the Croatia loss, with some senior players understood to be unhappy over Sampaoli's methods, have dominated the build-up, but the former Chile and Sevilla boss was in defiant form at his pre-match news conference.

"My players can read, they can listen", Deschamps said.

"I would never say to my team that we're playing for a draw. Those of us who are goalkeepers know how it feels".

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