Argentina’s aspirations of overcoming a 36-year championship drought at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar would be most hampered by Brazil, France, and England, according to Captain Lionel Messi of the Albiceleste.
Messi claimed in an interview that whenever he and his teammates discuss potential prospects, they invariably bring up the same clubs.
Brazil, France, and England are, in my opinion, slightly superior to the rest, if I had to rank some nations higher than others. However, anything can happen at the World Cup because it is so challenging and intricate.
Argentina, the reigning world champions, will begin their campaign on November 22 against Saudi Arabia before playing Mexico and Poland later that week in Group C.
The previous 35 games for Lionel Scaloni’s team, which also includes the Copa America final matchup with Brazil, have been without a loss.
The record for the longest streak of international games without a loss, presently held by Italy, is only two games away from being broken by them.
After making his debut on football’s grandest stage at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, Messi will be participating in his fifth and probably certainly last World Cup.
His 2014 loss to Germany in the final, which Argentina won thanks to a Mario Goetze goal in extra time, marked the closest he has ever come to winning the Jules Rimet trophy.
“We’re quite happy with it. Our squad is excellent and motivated, but we’re moving cautiously “the forward for Paris Saint-Germain, 35, remarked.
“Our goal is to get the World Cup off to the greatest possible start so that we can handle whatever comes afterward. You become more familiar with one another as you play and spend more time together on the field “He said.
Juve right-back Brazil is among the favorites to win the FIFA World Cup, as Danilo also stated, and they could not hide from that truth.
Prior to meeting Switzerland and Cameroon in Group G, the five-time world champions will face Serbia to open their campaign on November 24.
During Brazil’s pre-World Cup training camp in Turin, Danilo told reporters, “It is evident that we are one of the favorites.”
Brazil took first place in the South American qualifying tournament with 14 victories, three draws, and 0 losses, securing a straight entry into football’s best international competition.
The fact that Danilo and his colleagues are representing more than 200 million people in their football-obsessed country fills them with pride and duty, according to Danilo. Important football players from our country compete for the top teams in the globe.
We always feel like the Brazilian children who want to play in and win the World Cup, to run to our families with the Cup in hand, when we enter the field while wearing the national team shirt. We constantly experience that feeling, which gives us an incredible amount of strength.