Iceland will retain their renowned sense of optimism as they take on already-qualified Croatia on Tuesday in a bid to claw their way out of World Cup Group D, coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said. We are not here to watch him playing.
"We're going to defend our honour", he told Venezuelan TV channel Telesur.
Iceland won their World Cup qualifying group ahead of Croatia, thanks in no small part to a dramatic 1-0 victory secured by Hordur Magnusson's 90th-minute goal at the Nordic country's home stadium, Laugardalsvollur, 12 months ago.
Iceland are without a win in their last eight games - their longest winless run since 2011.
"Tomorrow Argentina will start its World Cup", added Sampaoli.
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The Panamanians will compete hard but eventually England should break them down and secure qualification for the knockout stages. If this game produces a victor then one of the knockout slots in this group will be locked down but a draw seems quite possible.
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According to Argentinian media, the coach and players have been at odds over Sampaoli's constant changes in strategy and personnel.
Iceland were defensively sound in qualification, only conceding seven goals - however, Croatia were responsible for two of those so they may just have the key to finding a way past the stout defence.
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The Barcelona star missed a penalty in Argentina's opening game against Iceland, and did not get into the game at all in the embarrassing Croatia defeat.
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Hallgrimsson is expecting a tough game, but the challenge will be to get more out of a goal-shy attack in a team that has drawn two and lost four of its last six games, while creative spark Gylfi Sigurdsson struggled with a knee injury. I don't care what other teams are saying.
"We know the scenario when we play Croatia, it's going to be a really tough game", coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said.
Now Rohr has a chance to cement his reputation by leading the Super Eagles into the second round, likely at the expense of Sampaoli's job. "I want to apologize to everyone that came to see us". They have a manager who likes to press teams, but a squad of players who don't press well.
"I've been sharing my room with Willy, we've been sharing the training sessions and spending time together day after day", he said.
Australia used a 1-1 draw against Denmark to remain in contention for a spot in the round of 16, and Peru has already been eliminated.
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