Iceland’s national team, which made headlines during the UEFA Euro 2016, impressed Twitter users with its defense, which bravely fought off star strikers Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero.
Internet users were especially impressed by the Icelandic footballers, since many of them have ordinary jobs beside their football careers. Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Thor Halldorsson, who is a director in his spare time, was named the man of the match after making seven saves, including saving a penalty from Lionel Messi.
In case you don't know— OfficialJustice👑 (@O_fficial_oj) 16 июня 2018 г.
The ICELAND goalkeeper that saved Messi's penalty is a Handball player and a Movie director in his spare time.Your Messi is just USELESS #ARGISL #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/qZAuKfYlXQ
Winter references about the nation, which prior to the UEFA Euro 2016 was known mostly for its Viking history and cold weather, couldn’t be avoided.
Some admitted how they were wrong about Iceland, which qualified for the World Cup for the first time and is the smallest nation to achieve this feat.
What fans saw today was #ARG heavily underestimate #ISL and play loosely thinking they are invincible just because they are a big team. Football is a humble game. Be humble and play hard. Hats off #ISL you defended good. #ARGISL #ArgentinavsIceland #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/oreXrWMEjD— Palsu Panda (@palsupanda) 16 июня 2018 г.
One of the most notable Argentine fans, Diego Maradona, also got roasted by Twitter users for his emotional reactions.
Lionel Messi got the greatest roast of all times.
His long-time rival, Portugal’s striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a breaking hat-trick in a game against Spain, got his share after Messi’s failure.