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World Cup 2018: Argentina coach, Sampaoli reveals starting XI against Iceland




Argentina head coach, Jorge Sampaoli has named his starting XI for Saturday’s 2018 World Cup clash against Iceland.

Willy Caballero will start in goal for the La Albiceleste, while Rojo, Otamendi and Salvio are also included.

Lionel Messi will captain Jorge Sampaoli’s side as he hopes to lead the team to victory against Iceland.

Aguero will be supported by Messi, Di Maria and Meza in the attack for the Southern Americans.

The game will be played at the Spartak Stadium in Russia and the Kick-off time is 2:00pm.

Argentina is in Group D of this year’s tournament alongside Nigeria, Iceland and Croatia.

Speaking after announcing Argentina starting XI, Sampaoli told reporters: “Aside from the similar qualities of all three goalkeepers, who were all great, we have opted for Caballero because we have had more time to work with him.”

On Lionel Messi, he added: “Messi looks good, very excited. With the talent he has he should not be under much pressure, it helps him enjoy his game.”

Argentina Starting XI against Iceland: Willy Caballero; Tagliafico, Rojo, Otamendi, Salvio; Mascherano, Biglia, Di Maria, Meza, Messi; Aguero.

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