Argentine legend, Diego Maradona, says it was a disgrace for Argentina to get a draw with Iceland.

Argentina were surprisingly held by debutantes, Iceland, during their debut match at the 2018 World Cup, and even five time world footballer of the year, Lionel Messi missed a penalty.

Maradona, a former national team coach, who led Argentina to the quarter finals at South Africa 2010, watched on at the Spartak Stadium.


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Argentina led through Sergio Aguero in the 19th minute but Iceland  leveled four minutes later through Alfred Finnbogason.

"It's a disgrace. Not having prepared for the match knowing that Iceland are all 1.90m tall," the 1986 World Cup winner told Venezuelan television.

"I missed five penalties on the spin and I was still Diego Armando Maradona. I don't think that they dropped two points because Messi missed a penalty," added the 57-year-old.

Argentina will play Croatia in their next game in Saint Petersburg on 21 June.