And the 30-year-old, who said this week that Argentina's results in this tournament would decide if he he comes back to play in 2022, took the blame after Argentina settled for one point.
"Messi misses a penalty and somehow, somewhere, I think Ronaldo may be winking", tweeted former Barcelona and England forward Gary Lineker. "The penalty was painful, I feel responsible".
It was a contrast to long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid, whose hat-trick in Portugal's 3-3 draw with Spain on Friday included a penalty and a free kick.
"I, from afar, tried to tell them how nice it seemed to me that even the Asians cheer for us".
"It's a dream come true to save a penalty, especially if it helps us get a big point", he added, as Iceland now aim to reach the next round from a group also featuring Croatia and Nigeria. "We have a few days to rest and to prepare the next match".Читайте также: Melania Trump 'hates' to see families separated at US border
If Messi's Argentina are to overcome poor form and injury woes, the five-time world player of the year needs high-profile teammates such as Sergio Aguero, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain to fire.
Peruvian fans were disconsolate after they outplayed Denmark for large periods, piled the pressure on, but missed a penalty and lost 1-0. The only World Cup matchday with four consecutive matches, it featured a slip-up from a favorite, the first use of video assistant referee and more.
The 1986 World Cup victor stole the show in Moscow on Saturday as he took in his nation's first game of the finals.
"When you choose a goalkeeper, it's all about his capabilities and how well he interacts with his team mates - we didn't chose Caballero simply because of his ability with his feet", he said.
"We know we are not the best footballers in the world, " he said at Burnley's training ground, "but it's a team sport and we have a really together group, willing to work for each other".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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