Photo: EPA
Messi after missing the penalty kick
Photo: EPA

Lieberman takes dig at Messi after 1-1 draw against Iceland

Defense minister wryly notes Argentina star Lionel Messi 'needed the practice game against Israel' that was cancelled, after the footballer missed a penalty kick, failing to bring his team the victory in the World Cup game against Iceland.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman took pleasure in the 1-1 draw between Argentina and Iceland in the World Cup on Saturday, after the Argentine team cancelled its friendly against Israel, which was supposed to take place last week.



Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi failed to give his team the lead when his 64th-minute penalty was stopped by Iceland's goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson.


Messi misses the penalty kick (Photo: GettyImages)
Messi misses the penalty kick (Photo: GettyImages)


"In the Argentina vs. Iceland game, you could see how much Messi needed the practice game against Israel," Lieberman wrote on Twitter. "Well done to the Iceland team, a small country with 350,000 residents and a great team."


Meanwhile, Joint List MK Ahmad Tibi also took a dig, posting a poll on his own Twitter page asking: "Who is happier after Messi missed the penalty kick?"


The options presented in the poll were Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo or Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev - who was accused of politicizing the friendly match with Argentina and leading to its cancellation.


פרסום ראשון: 06.16.18, 18:56
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