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See Iceland’s Predicted Lineup to stun Argentina

 • by Danny Lee
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The Thunder-Clap is back! Debutants Iceland take on two-time World Cup winners Argentina in their opening fixture in Moscow on Saturday.

Iceland know second place is a real possibility in Group D with the South American giants expected to finish top.

They’re the smallest nation ever to reach the World Cup finals but, as they showed two years ago in France, size does not matter for Iceland.

Our unique algorithm has predicted the Iceland side it believes will start the game.

Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.

And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game. You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.

When you’re happy with your team, press confirm and you’ll be able to share it with your friends via social media.

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