There are no clear favourites for this year’s Qatar World Cup, but Argentina are among the teams that could be lifting football’s biggest trophy in December.
They haven’t won the World Cup since 1986 despite the presence of Lionel Messi, one of the greatest footballers to have ever lived.
He is trying to follow in the footsteps of Diego Maradona, who led the Albiceleste to glory in Mexico.
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Argentina are in great form, as they are on a streak of 32 games unbeaten, which includes 21 wins and 11 draws, the longest streak in their history.
Messi has the pleasure of a team that is not just playing with him, but for him to fulfil his final dream in football – a World Cup.
Messi is the leader but now the admiration of the dressing room towards his figure is so much that nobody hides it.
There are no egos, every triumph is celebrated with him and everyone wants to be champions, not only for themselves, but to take their captain to the top of history. A strange case in the world of football.
Lionel Scaloni has built a squad that won the 2021 Copa America, Messi‘s first trophy with Argentina, and then the Finalissima against Italy.
They’ll go to Qatar as a favourite, along with Brazil, England, France, Spain and a few other serious contenders.