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Messi: The Penalty Was Painful

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi says he feels responsible for his side dropping points in their opening 2018 World Cup clash.

Read: Messi Misses Penalty As Argentina Drop Points In World Cup Clash

Argentina began their World Cup campaign with a point after being held by tournament debutants Iceland.

La Albiceleste did have chance to take the lead midway through half when they awarded a penalty, but Messi had his spot-kick saved.

"It was hard for us to break, it's not easy when a rival plays so far back," Messi told reporters, according to FourFourTwo. 
 
"The penalty was painful, I feel responsible.
 
"We do not have to go crazy, we deserved to win, but we have to improve a lot, now we have to be calm."
 
Do you think the draw against Iceland will any effect on Argentina going forward? Let us know in the comment section below.

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