ITV will broadcast the World Cup 2018 fixture between Argentina and Iceland this afternoon.
This opening match in Group D takes place at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow.
This will be Iceland’s first-ever World Cup fixture and they face something of a baptism of fire as they go up against the two-time winners, who boast a squad full of household names, not least five-time Ballon d’Or recipient Lionel Messi.
However, despite being outmatched on paper, the team representing a nation of approximately 350,000 inhabitants – roughly three percent of the population of the Argentine capital Buenos Aires – will take great heart from their performance at their lone appearance at an international tournament.
At Euro 2016 in France, they progressed to the knockout phase and embarrassed England by beating them 2-1 in the last 16, before losing to the hosts in the quarter-finals.
This should serve as a warning to the South Americans that to take Iceland lightly could prove calamitous, but it would rank alongside the great shocks of all time should an upset occur.
The match will also be streamed live on the ITV Hub
Saturday, June 16 – TV Schedule
11.00 (BBC) France v Australia
14.00 (ITV) Argentina v Iceland
17.00 (BBC) Peru v Denmark
20.00 (ITV) Croatia v Nigeria
ITV will broadcast live International football this evening as England host Kosovo. This Euro 2020 Group A qualifier takes place at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton. Kosovo only played their first official match as an independent nation in 2014 and… Read more
ITV will broadcast live International football this evening as England host Bulgaria. This UEFA Euro 2020 Group A qualifier take at Wembley Stadium, as Gareth Southgate’s men look to maintain their 100 per cent record in qualifying so far. These… Read more
ITV Box Office will air All Elite Wrestling’s next PPV event, All Out, this Saturday, 31st August 2019. The event, which starts at 1am UK time, comes from the Sear Center in Chicago Illinois, where the inaugural AEW World Champion… Read more