Argentina won the World Cup in 1978 and 1986, but took its last major title in 1993 with the Copa America, is the World Cup Russia 2018 their next World Cup title?
Argentina in order to have the World Cup title must recover from the recent disappointments during their previous major tournaments, according to their defensive midfielder Javier Mascherano.
Argentina has to get over recent disappointments in major tournaments in order to challenge for the World Cup title in Russia, defensive midfielder Javier Mascherano said on Wednesday.
Mascherano being honest about his opinions with reports at Argentine capital that “it would be a mistake to already think about the final.” He also stated that it would be big step for them if their will defeat the Iceland in their group stage and regain their confidence. (Get more World Cup Promotions)
Argentina will be opening its Group D campaign in the Russian capital and fighting first against Iceland on June 16. The next match is against Croatia on June 21 in Nizhny Novgorod, followed by a clash with Nigeria in St. Petersburg on June 26 that would some up their group stage.
There are many doubts from the side of Argentina.
At 33, Mascherano is near to end his career, while both of their strikers Sergio Aguero and midfielder Lucas Biglia had some injuries. The pressure is onto Paulo Dybala as he is yet to deliver for his country after the promising at Juventus.
They also have a bad record of recent games having three consecutive loss in finals matches: the 2014 World Cup, the 2015 Copa America and 2016 Copa America Centenario.
They had save a spot for the World Cup Russia 2018 in the last round will a big help of Lionel Messia the captain against Ecuador in South American qualifiers, then sadly then scored 6-1 losing a friendly to spain last March.
According to Mescherano “We can’t be thinking about becoming World Cup champions, but about arriving as a group in the best way and generating trust that we lack today because of the situations that we have experienced,”
Then added “It’s fundamental to start the World Cup well, not go crazy thinking about a hypothetical final, and think about it stage by stage,” he said. “The World Cup shows you the path that you should take along the way.”
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