"This has just begun", says Argentina after Iceland draw

World Cup views from Tokyo, Group D: Nigeria, Iceland, Croatia and Argentina

But his 63rd-minute spot kick was saved by Hannes Halldorsson and he struggled to break down a well-organised Iceland defence.

Maradona and the World Cup itself face embarrassment over the claims - as he is one of the biggest names in the history of the world's greatest tournament.

"We have to accept this defeat and now we have to win against Iceland, all is possible still", said Rohr. "I missed five penalties on the spin and I was still Diego Armando Maradona", he said.

"I had a good feeling it would go this way today", he said of his dive to his right to stop Messi's uninspired effort.

Croatia moved two points clear at the top of Group D ahead of the showdown against Argentina in Nizhny Novgorod on June 21, where another victory should be enough to secure a place in the knockout stage.

The Croats lead Group D after one round of matches, thanks to a 2-0 win over Nigeria.

"Argentina is going to be a very hard match against maybe the favourites in the group", Modric said.

Meanwhile, Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic made light of the fact that both the team's scoring opportunities resulted from set pieces.

Former Argentina football manager Osvaldo Ardiles is of the opinion that it would be an understatement to say that Argentina had a very poor first game. They are young, ambitious, and I expect them to get past the group stage but then that's when the World Cup really starts and it will all depend on how they play. "And you know that it is not the number of the supporters that is important, it is the quality of the supporters". There was luck there but we earned it. We want to be more efficient in attack but we are not going to split hairs about the way we scored.

Having managed to avoid relegation with his club team in May, Halldorsson dusted off his old camera before the Icelandic team travelled to Russian Federation and directed a mood-setting Coca-Cola commercial in Iceland to unite the nation and excite supporters for the country's first ever World Cup.

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