World Cup player watch: Moment for minnows as Iceland arrive on world stage

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It was all about the little guys on day three of the 2018 World Cup, as Iceland and Peru took their turns in Russia.

The stars of the side that drew 1-1 with Lionel Messi’s Argentina were rightfully delighted at the result, and were quick to praise the supporters for their magnificent show in Moscow.

Did you get that ?! So proud of this team!

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— Hörður B. Magnússon (@HordurM34) June 16, 2018

Lionel Messi’s penalty miss perhaps summed up the Argentina performance, but where Leo faltered, Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up. The Portuguese was rightly delighted with his hat-trick from the previous night’s 3-3 draw with Spain, posting: “Happy to have been voted best on the field. Good teamwork!”

Defender Pepe echoed the sentiment, praising: “The work of a team and the persistance of a captain!”

The Socceroos were justifiably proud of their showing in the 2-1 defeat, with Tim Cahill – who watched on from the bench – tweeting: “Amazing performance by the lads today. Captain was fantastic and lead the team well as always. We deserved the draw. We will pick ourselves up and get ready for our next game now.”

Pogba dedicated the win to his father, who died just over a year ago – and showed the shin pads he wore in his honour.

Meanwhile, back at the Three Lions’ camp, the Tottenham gang were clearly spending too much time together.

Danny hurts my feelings sometimes

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(In case you’re wondering, this is the one they’re talking about…)

Russia World Cup 2018
England flags adorn the Kirby Estate in Bermondsey, London (Victoria Jones/PA)

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