Argentina looks to reclaim World Cup title

Argentina looks to reclaim World Cup title

With a new season of World Cup this year, former champions Argentina is looking to reclaim their title in the World Cup. Argentina is a step closer from bagging the title in 2014 but Brazil is too much for them that time, and ended up as runners-up. During that time, it is Lionel Messi who received the Golden Ball award.

Aside from Brazil, Argentina is one of the top favorites to win the title this year. Of course, with Lionel Messi on their squad, there are high expectations of them. Messi and the whole Argentinian squad will look to take one step at a time going to the title. This squad will look to add another trophy in their record as it was years ago since they got one.

World Cup: Argentina
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The 2022 World Cup will be Argentina’s 13th consecutive World Cup appearance since 1974. The Argentinian squad qualified for the World Cup after they finished as the runner-ups in CONMEBOL. During their qualifying campaign, Argentina managed to qualify without a loss out of their 17 matches. They won 11 of those matches while the remaining six has a draw result. It was Lionel Messi who lead this team and for the World Cup, it will more likely to happen.

In the history of World Cup, Argentina is third in the most goals scored having 137 successful goals. They are bettered by Brazil who has 229 goals scored and Germany’s 226 successful goals. Argentina needs to give their all for this episode of World Cup as this may be the last time Messi could join them.

The Argentina team will go against Saudi Arabia for their first game in this edition of the World Cup. In the group stage, they will meet countries like Saudi Arabia, Poland, and Mexico.

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