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World Cup Argentina Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Argentina Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Defeats in the 2014 World Cup final is behind them and Argentina are highly motivated to win World Cup this summer. They are staying as one of the the main pretenders to reach World Cup Finals and anything short of the final will be seen as a failure for this team. Here's everything you need to know about the team:

Argentina like to play aggressive football and they will play attacking from the first round. They are eager to collect all three wins in group stage and all players are highly motivated and fully fit for this tournament. Germany knocked them out of the last three World Cups and they will like to play against Germany on this tournament. Argentina enter the World Cup under the most difficult circumstances and if want to do something big here then have to play much better.

FIFA Ranking: 5

Argentina World Cup 2018

Argentina Coach

JORGE SAMPAOLI - He led Chile to the knockout stages at Brazil 2014

Argentina Players

It is provisional squad and will be reduced to 23 players for the World Cup.

GOALKEPERS:
Sergio Romero (Manchester United), Willy Caballero (Chelsea), Franco Armani (River Plate)

DEFENDERS:
Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla),Cristian Ansaldi (Torino), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica), Javier Mascherano (Hebei China Fortune), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), Federica Fazio (Roma), Marcos Rojo (Manchester United), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax), Marcos Acuna (Sporting CP)

MIDFIELDERS:
Manuel Lanzini (West Ham), Maximiliano Meza (Independiente), Lucas Biglia (Milan), Ever Banega (Sevilla), Giovani Lo Celso (Paris Saint-Germain), Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain), Cristian Pavon (Boca Juniors)

FORWARDS:
Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus)

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Argentina Stats

Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)

Argentina
FORM(WON-DRAW-LOSS)5-3-2
GOALS SCORED20
SHOTS ON TARGET72
SHOTS OFF TARGET70
GOALS CONCEDED12
TOTAL GOALS32
OVER 1.5 GOALS7
OVER 2.5 GOALS5
OVER 3.5 GOALS5
UNDER 1.5 GOALS3
UNDER 2.5 GOALS5
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE4
CLEAN SHEETS6
CORNERS70
FOULS126
YELLOWS14
REDS0
OFFSIDES22

Argentina World Cup History

World Cup appearances: 16
Semifinals: 5
Best finish: Champions on World Cup 1978 and World Cup 1986
Last World Cup: 2014

Argentina World Cup 2018 Matches

June 16 - Argentina vs. Iceland
June 21 - Argentina vs. Croatia
June 26 - Argentina vs. Nigeria

Argentina Prediction and Expectations on World Cup 2018

For sure winning on World Cup 2018 is the only way the tournament will be considered a success for the country. They are big favourites for the top spot in the Group D and we expect from them to pick up all nine points in group phase. They didn't play very well in qualifications, but they are here and for sure can do a lot on this tournament. Lionel Messi is highly motivated to win trophy with Argentina and he is one of the pretenders to World Cup 2018 golden boot.

Argentina Bet and Odds:

Bet Argentina to win World Cup

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