AR­GENTINA VS. ICE­LAND

The Daily Star (Lebanon) - - WORLD CUP -

SOCHI, Rus­sia: Ar­gentina will play Ice­land in a Group D match in Moscow Satur­day. Where: Spar­tak Sta­dium, Moscow Ca­pac­ity: 45,000 When: Satur­day June 14, 4 p.m. Beirut time Key stats:

Ar­gentina, win­ners in 1978 and 1986, have qual­i­fied for 11 con­sec­u­tive World Cups start­ing with West Ger­many in 1974. Ice­land are com­pet­ing in their first ever World Cup fi­nals.

Ice­land have not won since Jan­uary, a run of four games with­out vic­tory. Ar­gentina scored 19 goals in the South Amer­i­can qual­i­fiers, the low­est by a qual­i­fy­ing team since the sin­gle­group for­mat was adopted ahead of the 1998 fi­nals.

Pre­vi­ous meet­ings: The two have never met. –

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