Johann Berg Gudmundsson became the first Burnley player in 36 years to feature in a World Cup when he started for Iceland for their Group D clash with Argentina. 

But the game would end in disappointment for the Clarets ace as he was forced off injured just after the hour mark with a muscle injury. 

That was afer becoming the first Clarets player in 1982 to feature for his country in the World Cup finals.

The injury didn't overshadow a historic moment for Iceland however, as they held the Argentinians to a 1-1 draw in their first ever World Cup match. 

Gudmundsson, who featured in 38 games for Burnley in 2017/18, will be anxious to overcome the injury in time for Iceland's next group game against Nigeria on Friday.

The 27-year-old was winning cap number 68 for his country and they trailed to a first-half Sergio Aguero strike.

But they were behind for just four minutes when Alfred Finnbogason equalised with his country's first goal at a World Cup finals.

Moments after Gudmundsson limped off, and while Iceland were readying a replacement, Argentina were handed a golden chance to re-take the lead when they were awarded a penalty.

However, goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson guessed right to deny Lionel Messi from 12 yards.