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My goodness, Rob Smyth knows his football history. This, on the long-forgotten Panamerican Championship and Costa Rica’s only win over today’s opponents Brazil, is eye-opening.
Speaking of Iceland, they’re having to get used to no longer being plucky underdogs as they prepare to meet Nigeria in Volgograd later. As Nick Ames reports:
“Iceland will now go into a major tournament fixture as favourites and, lovable as they remain, the image of knockabout underdogs bears no resemblance to their attitude on the pitch. It brings a new set of pressures, though, and if those needed relieving then one of the questions that arose from the Icelandic press corps almost seemed purpose-built for the job.”
Written by Mike Hytner (now) and Ben Fisher (later)
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2018/jun/22/world-cup-2018-argentina-croatia-fallout-brazil-costa-rica-news-live under the title “World Cup 2018: Argentina fallout and latest news on day nine – live!”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.