Argentina to win at the World Cup?

Argentina to win at the World Cup?

Respectable British newspaper The Guardian is confident in the triumph of the Argentina national team at the World Cup in Qatar! He also assessed the likelihood of other national teams to compete with La Albiceleste.

According to the newspaper, the Argentinean team led by Lionel Messi is now at the peak of its development. Her 33-match unbeaten streak in all competitions, as well as a beautiful triumph at 2021 Copa America, clearly testify to this. Let us remind you that the last time La Albiceleste left the pitch defeated was on July 3rd, 2019. Back then, they lost to Brazil 0:1 in the 2019 Copa America final. This summer, the Argentines took the Finalissima trophy in the confrontation with Italy (3:0), and Lionel Messi scored five goals against poor Estonia - 5:0.

The Guardian gives second place to Brazil, which over the past year and a half lost only once – to Argentina in the aforementioned Copa America. And participation in the 2022 World Cup Selecao was guaranteed a few more rounds before the end of the qualification in South America. Bronze medals are given by the magazine to the semi-finalist of Euro 2020, Spain. In their opinion, Furia Roja are looking the best on their continent, which we saw in recent matches of the Nations League.

Positions from fourth to tenth were taken by the giants of European football - the Netherlands, Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium, Portugal and England. In comparison with the European Championship a year ago, a sharp regression of Southgate's men should be noted. The Belgians are slowly losing their golden generation, which could shoot at the 2018 World Cup. The champions of that tournament, France, must have been tired of working under Didier Deschamps for the tenth year in a row. But van Gaal's Dutch and Hansi Flick's Germans are gradually returning to their previous level. And Denmark, which preaches bright football, rightly enters the top 10 teams in the world.

Eleventh place in the ranking of The Guardian went to African champions Senegal, led by the brilliant Sadio Mane. The best team in Asia was Iran (23rd), and in North America - Canada (16th, ahead of Mexico and the USA!). However, their maximum is only reaching the quarterfinals.

It is worth noting that both The Guardian and millions of football fans want to see Lionel Messi with the World Cup. This would be the crown of his brilliant career and would put him on a par with Pele and Maradona. However, there are still five months before the start of the World Cup, and during this time a lot will change. Especially after an intense first part of the season in the top leagues.