World Cup Day 3: Iceland holds Argentina, France gets tech assist

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Iceland holds off Messi, Argentina: The hill for the Albicelestes got harder to climb Saturday, as World Cup first-timers Iceland -- which had 11 men behind the ball for about 93 percent of this match -- pulled off the upset of the tournament to date, holding the '14 runners-up to a 1-1 draw in Moscow. Argentina had scored first, as Sergio Aguero had a neat spin-and-finish near the penalty spot in the 19th minute, but Iceland and FC Augsburg's Alfred Finnbogason punched home a rebound four minutes later to pull his side level. Then it was just pure defense for the next hour-plus, as Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson came up with a massive save on Lionel Messi's 64th-minute penalty, as well a handful of others.

Iceland's performance shouldn't exactly be unexpected: There are plenty of people who were going gaga (hello, self) over Iceland equalizing against Argentina