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Argentina: A Strong World Cup Contender

Argentina: A Strong World Cup Contender
Argentina - Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi | © FutBolRed


During its two (2) consecutive World Cup appearances, La Albiceleste seemed stuck in the quarter-final. It bowed down to Germany in 2006 and South Africa ousted them in 2010.

However, after a series of changes and improvements, the squad’s supporters have all the reasons to believe that Argentina will soon bring home the elusive World Cup trophy.

One of Argentina’s thresholds of strength is the four-time Ballon d’Or awardee, Lionel Messi. The football superstar has shown tremendous improvements in the international scene—enjoying the same scoring rhythm when he is wearing that Barcelona jersey. In this upcoming World Cup, Messi is undeniably, a great force to reckon with.

Brazil’s proximity to Argentina is also advantageous for La Albiceleste. This means less travel time and more opportunities to gather their strength long before they perform in the pitch.

Likewise, Alejandro Sabella did wonders to Argentina. The squad’s head honcho has developed a formula that carefully balances the team’s defence and offense. During the qualifiers, only five (5) goals have made it through the squad’s goalkeepers. As for the scoring side, Sabella did an outstanding job in bringing the best of Messi.

Lastly, though the Selecaos have been a consistent heavy World Cup favorites, a 2012 friendly against La Albiceleste resulted in a disappointing result. While others claim that  it has no bearing, still, the mere fact that they beat Brazil, delivered a preview of what they can do in 2014.

The World Cup tournament is still, a long way to go. Yet, as for Sabella and his men, such is a great opportunity to strengthen the team.

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