comes to Brazil looking to win it all. Twice in a row they have been eliminated
by Germany. They come to this World Cup with their most expectation since 1986,
when Diego Maradona took the tournament by storm and almost single handedly won
them the world cup. They have an attack and midfield to die for, featuring the
four time world player of the year and Maradona's heir apparent Lionel Messi.
He has some friends to go along with him. Gonzalo higuain is one of the best
finishers in the world, having moved to Napoli this season; he had a fine
season and will look to build off of his strong Serie A performances. He led
the team in goals in South Africa, and can look to replicate this form 4 years
later. Then there is Sergio Kun Aguero, considered the best striker in the
premier league by many; though Luis suarez and his supporters would beg to
Aguero has struggles through injuries for much of the season but if he
can get himself fit they he can light the tournament up. In midfield there is
Ezequiel Lavezzi, and Angel di Maria. Di Maria is coming off perhaps his best
season for Real Madrid and a man of the match performance in the Champions League
final. However Argentina have issues, Sergio Romero is by no means a world
class goalkeeper, and is a liability. The back line is also suspect. With Pablo
Zabaleta they have a strong right back, good in the tackle, and an excellent
crosser of the ball. However they are not as solid elsewhere. At center back
they will have Benfica star Ezequiel Garay, but who will partner him is a big
question mark still, less then one week from the start of the tournament.
believe that Manchester City center back Martin Demichelis will partner Garay.
This is not a partnership, which will strike fear into many opponents and is by
far the weakest of all of the teams who consider themselves genuine contenders.
Marco Rojo at left back can be torched if the
argentines aren't careful, and then there is the question as to whether Javi Macherano
will play in midfield or defense for his country. He has played center
back for the past few seasons at Barcelona but will he stay there for Argentina.
Many Argentina fans are disappointed the Carlos Tevez was not on the plane to
Brazil. The Juventus forward had a good tournament in South Africa and could've
provided skill and experience either off the bench or in the starting 11.
tournament being held in South America, in the land of Argentina's
biggest rivals, the men from Buenos Aires will look to come away Victorious and
may very well do so. They have an easy group to progress from and After that,
anything can happen. The World Cup only comes around every 4 years, and this
may be Lionel Messi's final chance to succeed on the biggest stage while still
at the peak of his powers, he will look to have a big tournament and if he does
so, Argentina may very well be lifting the trophy at the end.