World Cup 2014 - 9 days to go: Teams - Argentina

03 June 2014 01:32

Argentina are blessed with a number of world class players at this World Cup including arguably the best in Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero with recent performances putting them 6th in the FIFA world rankings. The two-time world champions lost just two matches out of eighteen in their qualification campaign away to Venezuela and Uruguay and have a relatively straightforward group with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran and Nigeria providing the opposition.

Argentina will enter the 2014 World Cup as one of the favourites with a relatively tame group to progress from in the first round. You would expect Argentina to move forward in the competition along with Nigeria where they would likely face Switzerland in the Round of 16. Along with England, Switzerland are the only other team to beat Brazil in recent friendly matches and could provide stiff opposition. Argentina would then likely face Belgium or possibly Portugal on their way to a semi-final encounter with Germany and a final with England or Brazil.It's not impossible!

Argentina won there second and currently last World Cup at the 1986 finals in Mexico where Diego Maradona inspired them to success. The World Cup is perhaps the only area that makes people question Messi’s all-time great credentials and a good performance will be crucial for Argentina and his long-term legacy.

Source: DSG