Is Argentina the favorite for the Qatar World Cup?

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Argentina is one of the most popular teams in the history of football. They also have one of the largest fan-base around the world. That is because Argentina had so many legends on their team. Diego Maradona was one of the most notable examples. Except for him, the Albiceleste also had many stars, such as Gabriel Batistuta, Alfredo Di Stefano, Hernan Crespo, Roberto Ayala, and many more.

However, they all have retired from football. But if you look at the current squad, the first name you will get is Lionel Messi. The man who has been breaking his own record regularly. He is leading the team standing in the front. Under his captaincy, Argentina won an international trophy (Copa America) after a long 27 years. That was also the first international trophy for Messi.

Anyway, Argentina hasn’t won the world cup since 1986. They were very close to winning it in 2014 but lost it to Germany in the final. The 2018 world cup was literally a disaster for the Albiceleste. But the fans are feeling positive about the current team of Argentina. Do you want to know why? Read it out our analysis.

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Analysis

Argentina has gone unbeaten in these last 31 matches, which gives the team an enormous boost. But Argentine’s strongest point, making them one of the title contenders, is the number of options they have in one position. Manager Lionel Scaloni has many quality players in the squad. From goalkeeping place to the front, Scaloni has many players to use.

Argentina had been suffering for their defense in the few previous world cups. This area was always unstable and shaky. But the manager has picked some energetic young defenders who can be a trump card in the Qatar world cup. Christian Romero has already proved himself at Tottenham Hotspur. He also showed the world in Copa America why he is one of the deadliest center-backs in the world. Moreover, Argentina has Emi Martinez between the goal-post, who saved several penalties for the national team.

Argentina has some young warmbloods, like Rodrigo de Paul, Parades, and Lo Celso in the midfield area. If you’re looking for an experienced guy, Angel di Maria will come first.

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But most importantly, Argentina has one of the deadliest attackers on their team. Captain Messi will lead the attack along with Lautaro Martinez, Paulo Dybala, and Nicholas Gonzales. These players can deliver anytime when the team needs to score. There are also other players whom the manager can use at any time. All these options make Argentina one of the favorites in the Qatar World Cup.