Former footballing great, Pele, was asked about who would feature in the world cup final. Without hesitation, the Brazilian legend said it would be a clash between host nation Brazil and arch rivals Argentina. It is not only Pele, but the world that shares the same belief.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, bringing to you Argentina, a nation that finally seems to have found the right combination heading to Brazil. Alejandro Sabella’s side have been deemed as the hot favourites to give Brazil a run for their money and that is what Messi and co will look to do when they take the pitch in Brazil.
Argentina seem to be one of the top sides when it comes to playing attacking football. With worldclass players like Messi, Higuain, Aguero and Di Maria in their ranks, one can surely expect a goal fest when the ‘La Albiceleste’’ are in action. The fact that they have even dropped legend and fan favourite Carlos
Tevez because of the abundance of attacking options thay have shows the actual depth of the side. The only worry that Sabella’s side have is the form of former world player of the year Lionel Messi.
The ‘Atomic Flea’, as he is dearly called has been in poor form for country when compared to his exploits
with Barcelona. He has been a regular ‘let down’ for Argentina and must perform to give the national side some valuable momentum.
It is finally time for the boys in white and blue to pay homage to Maradona’s breathtaking era as they look to land the world cup in Brazil.
Here’s a look at the Argentinian line up:
Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Sampdoria), Mariano Andujar (Catania), Agustin Orion (Boca Juniors).
Defenders: Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Federico Fernandez (Napoli), Ezequiel Garay (Benfica), Marcos Rojo (Sporting Lisbon), Hugo Campagnaro (Inter Milan), Martin Demichelis (Manchester City), Jose Basanta (Monterrey).
Midfielders: Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Fernando Gago (Boca Juniors), Lucas Biglia (Lazio), Ricardo Alvarez (Inter Milan), Augusto Fernandez (Celta Vigo), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid), Maxi Rodriguez (Newell’s Old Boys), Enzo Perez (Benfica).
Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris St Germain).
Stars to watch out for: Messi, Aguero, Di Maria, Higuain, Zabaleta, Lavezzi