15 things we loved on day three: Iceland, Kante, Maradona & more

Quick Reads

VAR came into its own on day three of the 2018 World Cup, with five penalties awarded across the four games, but Lionel Messi continued his poor record from 12 yards as Argentina drew with Iceland.

England’s conquerors in Euro 2016 put on another great underdog showing as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with Messi & co, while Diego Maradona caused a stir in the stands.

We’ve rounded up all the best bits from a jam-packed Saturday, featuring some fine work from a host of supporters, and a throwback to 2004.

Iceland fans

Reportedly, 10% of Iceland’s entire population are in Russia. And they’re making noise like this.

Iceland fans in Moscow

It seems the entirety of Iceland has descended upon Moscow.More: https://www.planetfootball.com/quick-reads/13-things-we-loved-on-day-two-ronaldo-nacho-rashford-de-bruyne-more/

Posted by Planet Football on Saturday, 16 June 2018

Mohamed El Shenawy

The Egyptian and strict Muslim refused his man of the match award after his side’s late defeat to Uruguay, as it is sponsored by alcohol company Budweiser. Respect.


And you thought their look couldn’t get any cooler.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ok, so this was Friday night, but someone has put together Ronaldo’s equaliser against Spain with commentary from around the world, and it’s bloody brilliant.

WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kick with commentary from around the world

N’Golo Kante

The penalty call for Antoine Griezmann’s penalty got all the attention, but this turn from Kante in the build-up is unreal.


Speaking of the France-Australia penalty kerfuffle, here’s the best pointless stat of the World Cup so far.

Diego Maradona

Impressive stuff from Diego.

Hannes Haldorsson

On a day of many penalties, you have to say fair play to the Icelandic film director for pulling off this fine save from Lionel Messi.

WATCH: Lionel Messi has penalty saved against Iceland

Christian Cueva

Meanwhile, the worst penalty at a World Cup ever?

The World Cup spirit

A picture has emerged from Friday where a wheelchair-bound Egyptian fan couldn’t see the screen in a fan zone during his country’s game with Uruguay, so a group of Mexico and Colombia supporters gave him a helping hand. Wonderful.

England fans

The best.

Luis Garcia

Let it go, mate.

Kasper Schmeichel

Making some big saves against Peru, Kasper has now beaten father Peter’s international record of 470 consecutive minutes without conceding a goal.


This guy sums it up perfectly, but Iceland’s achievements are f*cking incredible.

Ally McCoist

After being forced to sit through Mark Lawrenson’s yer da views on VAR (there’s definitely a pun in there somewhere) during France v Australia, then hearing Ally McCoist’s voice alongside Jon Champion made Croatia v Nigeria much more pleasant viewing than it could have been, and also threw us back to FIFA 04.

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