Argentina 2018 World Cup Squad

Bue Guado

Active member
2018-19 shirt sponsor for Jamie Hanson
Joined
3 Feb 2018
Messages
358
Bare in mind they almost didn't qualify!
 

tonyw

Active member
Joined
6 Dec 2017
Messages
625
That being said - their midfielders are an ageing show pony (Di Maria), a mediocre West Ham midfielder that likely wouldn't get into the England squad (Lanzini), a couple of journeymen who play for mediocre teams in La Liga/Seria A (Biglia, Banega), a couple of youngsters (Lo Celso, Pavon) and a couple of nobodies (Salvio, Meza).

All the best strikers in the world aren't going to save you if you get overrun in the middle of the park.

They may be better than England, but I don't think they've enough there to be serious threats for the tournament, unless Messi plays out of his mind even for him.
 

Foley

Well-known member
2018-19 shirt sponsor for Jamie Hanson
Joined
7 Dec 2017
Messages
2,727
That being said - their midfielders are an ageing show pony (Di Maria), a mediocre West Ham midfielder that likely wouldn't get into the England squad (Lanzini), a couple of journeymen who play for mediocre teams in La Liga/Seria A (Biglia, Banega), a couple of youngsters (Lo Celso, Pavon) and a couple of nobodies (Salvio, Meza).

All the best strikers in the world aren't going to save you if you get overrun in the middle of the park.

They may be better than England, but I don't think they've enough there to be serious threats for the tournament, unless Messi plays out of his mind even for him.
Agree with that. Quite a lopsided squad.

Is there anybody except for Germany, France, Belgium, Brazil and at a push Uruguay who have a chance to win it? I reckon Argentina have no chance.
 

tonyw

Active member
Joined
6 Dec 2017
Messages
625
Actually if I was going to make shock predictions - it would be that Argentina go out in the Group Stages.

They play Iceland, Croatia & Nigeria, none of whom will be pushovers, and all of whom are capable of beating the Argies on their day.

Only team with a tougher group is Germany (but they won't got out in the group stages, because they're German and they never do)
 

Belgium Yellow

Active member
Joined
9 Dec 2017
Messages
166
Agree with that. Quite a lopsided squad.

Is there anybody except for Germany, France, Belgium, Brazil and at a push Uruguay who have a chance to win it? I reckon Argentina have no chance.
Just add Spain (who beat Argentina 6-1) and that’s the list.
 

Corporate_Clive

Well-known member
Joined
30 Dec 2017
Messages
1,109
That being said - their midfielders are an ageing show pony (Di Maria), a mediocre West Ham midfielder that likely wouldn't get into the England squad (Lanzini), a couple of journeymen who play for mediocre teams in La Liga/Seria A (Biglia, Banega), a couple of youngsters (Lo Celso, Pavon) and a couple of nobodies (Salvio, Meza).

All the best strikers in the world aren't going to save you if you get overrun in the middle of the park.

They may be better than England, but I don't think they've enough there to be serious threats for the tournament, unless Messi plays out of his mind even for him.
I don't agree with the Lanzini comment mate.
 
Top Bottom