June 16 (UPI) -- Argentina and Iceland exchanged spectacular offensives during their Group D opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Saturday at the Spartak Arena in Moscow.
The goals were scored in the first half by Argentina's Sergio Aguero and then by Iceland's Alfred Finnbogason.
Argentina is playing its next Group D match against Croatia on June 21 in Nizhny Novgorod, while Iceland is set take on their group opponents Nigeria on June 22 in Volgograd.
A total of 32 national football teams are participating in the 2018 FIFA World Cup held in 11 cities across Russia between June 14 and July 15.
The teams were divided into eight groups, with four in each, and the top two from their relevant groups will proceed to the next round, known as the playoffs or the knockout stage, to keep vying for the much-coveted FIFA World Cup Trophy.
Russia is holding its first time ever edition of the FIFA World Cup, which kicked off in Moscow with a spectacular opening show at the Luzhniki Stadium on the night of June 14.
Russia selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.