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World Cup Team Profile: ARGENTINA

World Cup Team Profile: ARGENTINA

Posted by Adrian Pelaez on June 15, 2014

A perennial favorite since the playing days of the great Maradona, Argentina has not lived up to its hype since it claimed the World Cup in 1986 in Mexico. But that hasn’t diminished the quadrennial expectations of every fan of los Albicelestes.

Maybe this year Argentina can make good on that hope.

Arguably the best player in the world – and some say of all-time – Lionel Messi is both seasoned enough and still young enough to have the World Cup he’s hoped for, rather than those less-than-stellar appearances of 2006 and 2010. Adding to the team’s chance is a star-studded lineup that features attackers Sergio Agüero and Gonzalo Higuaín.

Los Albicelestes present an almost unlimited number of worries for defenders.

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