Dalic surprised by Croatia's fan turn out


Dalic said he would also sit down with Real Madrid pair Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic to get their input on approaches for dealing with five-time World Player of the Year Messi. All the favorites suffered.

"We know how to play against the big teams and we are not scared of them", he said.

Despite the contrasting fortunes of their star players, Argentina and Portugal each have a point to show from their opening fixtures, with work to do to qualify for the FIFA World Cup's knockout rounds. "It gave the team the extra boost needed, to find some strength to run a little bit more for the last 20 minutes", Sigurdsson said. "But there's enough reason to dream. but the match (versus iceland) was meant for dybala". "I'm not thinking about that now". "We will learn from what happened and we have to have the strength to win the next game".

"We'll play a good game against Argentina".

According to the figures by Football Association of Iceland, 99.6% of the country's population of about 335,000 who were watching TV had their eyes glued on one channel that telecasted the Group D match.

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Ronaldo's treble was the 51st in World Cup history and saw him become just the fourth player to score at four different editions of the tournament. "[Angel] Di Maria did not get past his opponent once, the midfielders did not support him". The central midfielders didn't help.

Their disciplined, defensive tactics frustrated an Argentina side who enjoyed the majority of possession and they also carried a threat going forward from the start, with Birkir Bjarnason scuffing a glorious early chance. "Everyone wants to play against us", Aguero told TyC Sports.