Who’s saying what at the World Cup

Paying the penalty: Lionel Messi and Argentina struggled to a 1-1 draw with World Cup debutants Iceland
AFP

Moscow (AFP) – AFP Sport looks at the best quotes from the third day of the World Cup on Saturday, which saw Argentina held by Iceland and VAR help France past Australia:

“I did some homework because I knew this was a situation that could come up. It was a long shot but it happened.”

— Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson on his penalty save from Lionel Messi

“Messi misses a penalty and somehow, somewhere, I think Ronaldo may be winking.”

— Former England striker Gary Lineker on Twitter

“When the referee went to see the video, for me it was because there was a penalty. I was already thinking about how I would take it.”

— Antoine Griezmann after he was awarded a historic, but controversial, penalty by VAR

“I hoped that maybe one time there would be a very honest referee, and in that moment, that he wouldn’t go to the video screen.”

— Australia coach Bert van Marwijk wasn’t so impressed by the decision

“Yesterday we saw a true World Cup match, the essense of the World Cup. It was a great match, a lot of fun to watch. It was two great teams and a lot a drama. It was fantastic to watch. That was the World Cup at its purest.”

— Germany coach Joachim Loew chimes in on Friday’s thrilling 3-3 draw between Spain and Portugal.

.