As the World of Football wait for the Icon tournament in the World, FIFA World Cup 2018, only 139 days to kick off left, Argentina are the favorites to win trophy.
A runners-up finish at Brazil 2014 and consecutive seconds at the last two Copas America further demonstrate that the Albiceleste have the talent to challenge for trophies, even if finals often prove a bridge too far.
Well its football so it’s really hard to predict anything can happen but Argentina does have an amazing squad assuming everyone stays fit for the world cup,they have many current and prospective future stars, such as Angel Di Maria, Aguero, Dybala, Messi in front with Mascharano and Otamendi in defense but they lack with their midfield strength. But they are favourites to win this time.
Argentina will be the team to beat. After losing to Germany in 2014 and then losing to Chile in Copa America, Argentines will be hungry to go out for a trophy.
Coming to Messi, he will surely lead the pack of hungry lions as he has been devoured of an International trophy for a very long time. While Manchester City breaking record score Sergio Aguero will be one of the key strikes to bring goals for the Argentina, as he also holds the joint-record for the most goals scored in a single Premier League match five and the fastest to do so, in 23 minutes and 34 seconds of match time.
Messi, Pastore, Augero and Dybala, in their European teams they all occupy first position in different leagues so without a benefit of the doubt the Albiceleste will be crowned champion come the 15th of July 2018.
Nkabinde is a junior sports journalist at the Republic Mail. Despite writing about football, his a soccer player who players amateur football at the township since he was 10.