Argentina is one of the most popular football team in the World which will compete in upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018. The upcoming episode of FIFA World Cup will be staged in Russia and so, it is oftenly called as Russia World Cup 2018. If we considering the Argentina team squad for upcoming World Cup 2018, we must admit that they are one of the most balanced team and also current runner up. Unfortunately, they lost the last World Cup against Germany in 2014 by 1 – 0 where Germany made the winning goal in the additional minutes of the game. So, Argentina had to leave the ground with much disappointment. But this time by the leading of Lionel Messi, team Argentina is much more balanced where Messi also led Argentina final in last WC as well.
Argentina national team is very strong for sure and they have pretty talented and famous players in their current squad. Nicolas Otamendi and Javier Mascherano are surely two top rated defender where in midfield, they have Eduardo Salvio, Ever Banega and most importantly they have best quality attacker in their squad which consists of Messi, Aguero and Dybala. All are top promising players and used to show best performance in their clubs. Let’s see the possible team squad of Argentina for the journey in Russia.
Argentina Team Squad (Possible)
- Goalkeeper – Sergio Romero, Nahuel Guzman, Agustin Marchesin.
- Defender – Emanuel Mammana, Nicolas Otamendi, Federico Fazio, Javier Mascherano, German Pezzella, Emiliano Insua.
- Midfielder – Leandro Paredes, Fernando Belluschi, Enzo Perez, Emiliano Rigoni, Matias Kranevitter, Alejandro Gomez, Diego Perotti, Giovani Lo Celso, Eduardo Salvio, Ever Banega.
- Forward – Lionel Messi (Captain), Dario Benedetto, Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, Paulo Dybala, Cristian Pavon.
Lionel Messi who is undoubtedly one of the greatest footballer in the current World led Argentina team to four finals but due to bad luck, could not take any single title for the team in his career. So, he announced his retirement after finishing the last Copa America where Argentina lost against Chile by penalty shootout. But, he has come back for his fans around the World and now he is desperate to take at least one title for his nation. No doubt, he will retire from international football after World Cup 2018 if they fail to grab it.
However, team Argentina has qualified for FWC 2018 by winning the last qualifying round match against Ecuador. There skipper of the team Lionel Messi made an amazing hat- trick and led the team to World Cup.
Though, they have most balance team but their combination seems not working rightly. They have some top rated midfielder like Lucas Biglia, Javier Pastore and Fernando Gago but they are not regular with the national team and their participants in World Cup 2018 are still questionable. Besides, Mauro Icardi, Gonzalo Higuain and Ezequiel Lavezzi are facing the same condition. Specially, Higuain would not make it to the World Cup though in his club Juventus, he is top rated forward.
But still Argentina has plenty of talented players like young striker Paulo Dybala. He is passing great time with the club but in national team, he is not so bright as well. Hopefully in upcoming World Cup 2018, he will unleash his performance. Di Maria is also with the current squad and still showing his amazing play with his club PSG. He will play upcoming World Cup no doubt.