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Analysing Argentina’s Chances at the 2022 FIFA World Cup

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By Martin Graham | 6th Jun 2022

A cursory glance at the odds for the winner of the World Cup in Qatar will show that Argentina are not in the conversation. Moreover, the Brazilians are the clear favourites for the tournament.

With a flawless run in the qualifiers and a myriad of talent across all areas of the pitch, it would be hard to bet against them.

Another side to watch out for is the English team. The Three Lions are known for their regular failures in making any reasonable mark in most tournaments, however they can not be ruled out. The quality available in the English squad is almost unrivalled and is said to be their best since the golden era of the early 2000s.

Other notable mentions are the French national team, Belgium and Spain. These sides have a strong core and betting companies rate them higher than Argentina to claim the golden prize.

But the Albiceleste reminded the world of their worth with a superb display to dispatch the dull Italians in a one-sided fixture in the Finalissima. This clearly shows that we should not rule out the Argentines.

Though it can be argued that the team consists of relatively new players to the national team, there seems to be a resolve in the heart of this Argentine team. Their physicality coupled with an unusual swagger in possession is quite admirable and is sure to thrill in Qatar.

The Argentines quality in depth

As much as the Italians were horrendous and lacked any quality in the Finalissima, the Argentines should not be discredited for their dominant display from start to finish. The quality of their substitutes must also frighten their World Cup opponents.

Furthermore, the experienced players in the team are still up and running. Lionel Messi had a below average season at Paris Saint-Germain, but he showed no sign of regression as he totally bossed the Italians. Messi is a world class player and with his teammates measuring up, only good things could come out of this.

There are many favorites for this year’s World Cup in Qatar. The likes of France are stacked with an array of superstars, England and its many right backs, Spain with its young magicians, Brazil and its dancers and Belgium with its devils.

The Albiceleste looks like a combination of all of these teams, and are just as dangerous as any of them.

Martin Graham is an MFF sports writer

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