Russia 2018 World Cup was not at all very easy for Argentina. Lionel Messi made huge justice with the team with his complex ways of pulling the team to 2018 World Cup squad. Among the three coaches of Argentina Albiceleste played his role to qualify the team for FIFA World Cup 2018. Even Edgardo Bauza and Gerardo Martino played their part, but they had to leave this position after the South American tour.
For the fans, it is important to say that Messi’s Contribution no less than the coaches of Argentina. It is with the help of this fierce talent, Jorge Sampaolicould builds the tiger team of Argentina. Jorge Sampaoli is the present coach of Argentina.
Argentina Squad for FIFA World Cup 2018
Get possible lineups of Argentina for Russia World cup 2018.
Nahuel Guzman, Sergio Romero and Geronimo Rulli (less chance) will be in the Goal Keepers list.
In Full back players like Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcus Rojo, Emmanuel Mas (the alternative of Rojo) and Gabriel Mercado will be showing playing skill in the field.
In the defense, Argentina’s army increased their strength with Ramiro Funes Mori, Mateo Musacchio, Federico Fazio and Nicolas Otamendi. Nicolas is the army man of Manchester United and Mateo is from AC Milan.
Mid fielders would be Javier Mascherano, Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes, Lucas Biglia, Ever Banega, Lionel Messi and Eduardo Salvio.
Angel Corre, Sergio Aquero, Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala will be in the forward field.
Note: These are not final team lineups and we will update the final squad right after the official announcement.
Argentina Schedule in World Cup
Argentina will be in Group D along with Croatia, Iceland, and Nigeria.
The first match will be on 16th June 2018 against Iceland in Moscow Spartak Stadium, and it will commence from 6:30 pm. Read more about Argentina vs Iceland match here.
In the second match, Argentina will face Croatia at 11:30 pm and this will be played at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.
In the third match, Argentina would be facing Nigeria on 26th June.
Argentina was saved by Lionel Messi during the qualifying matches against Ecuador when he scored a hat-trick in the finals. The team was not at all consistent with their performance, and for 2018 the team needs to be more balance and improve their performance to keep up with the expectation of the soccer fans.
The team which was the runners-up in 2014 has the attacking talents, but most of the burden is on Messi in spite of some big talents present in the 2018 squad. The burden is not very easy to bear.
Currently, Argentina is in the 5th position and with Messi returning to qualify the team can move to the 4th position. They can even stay in the same 5th position and play with the Netherlands which will be much easy for them.
Some previous matches played by the team against Bolivia, Madrid, Barca, Brazil were not that impressive under the guidance of Sampaoli. The coach himself is not able to make any difference in any of the matches. It is Messi with an even mediocre coach was able to pull off three world cups, and even now in 2018, he will be able to do so. Other than Messi, Lucas Biglia in the midfield is an intelligent midfielder, and he can do much better in Russia 2018. Angel di Maria is a great visionary and has the power to take the team to win the position. Dybala, a young talented striker who is termed as Messi in Making. Gabriel Marcado with Rojo and Otamendi will be the perfect blend for the team to be in the winning position. Goalkeepers like Sergio Romero and Guzman has some issues, but with the standby Geronimo Rulli the Goalkeeper squad will not be that easy for the opponents to handle.