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Who’s saying what at the World Cup

Update: June, 17/2018 - 06:00
Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson saves a penalty from Lionel Messi. - Photo courtesy of The Independent
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MOSCOW — Look 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. — AFP


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