BRONNITSY, Russia | Height effect: Argentina sizes up Iceland at World Cup

13Jun - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



BRONNITSY, Russia (AP) — In theory, two-time World Cup champion Argentina really shouldn’t be fearful of facing Iceland, which is making its first appearance at the tournament. But there is a bit of worry in the Argentina camp: the height effect.

Icelandic footballers are the tallest at the World Cup in Russia, with an average height of 1.85 meters (over 6 feet), making them especially strong in aerial duels in defense and attack.

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