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Lionel Messi names Argentina’s three biggest threats at 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Lionel Messi names Argentina’s three biggest threats at 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Lionel Messi has selected England as one of his top three favorites to challenge Argentina at this year’s World Cup.

The superstar of Paris Saint-Germain has never won the world’s most prestigious trophy, although he finished second in 2014.

Now, Messi seeks to solidify his legacy as the greatest player in history by adding the World Cup to his collection of trophies.

To win the tournament for the first time since 1986, La Albiceleste will face a difficult challenge, according to the captain of Argentina. Messi has identified Brazil, France, and England as the three teams that pose the greatest threat to Argentina.

“Whenever we talk about candidates, we always talk about the same teams. If I have to put some above others I think Brazil, France and England are a little bit above the rest,” Messi told South American Federation CONMEBOL.

Messi seeks to solidify his legacy as the greatest player in history by adding the World Cup to his collection of trophies.

“But the World Cup is so difficult and so complicated that anything can happen. We are very excited. We have a very nice group that is very eager, but we think about going little by little.

“We hope to start the World Cup in the best way to face everything that comes after. The more you play and the more time you spend on the pitch, the more you get to know each other.”

Tuesday marked Argentina’s final training session prior to a friendly match against the United Arab Emirates. It was the first time the entire team trained together; Enzo Fernández, Marcos Acuna, Gonzalo Montiel, Alejandro Gómez, Nicolás Otamendi, Emiliano Martnez, Alexis Mac Allister, and Lisandro Martnez had just arrived at the team hotel.

Bos Lionel Scaloni is confident that his team can win the World Cup because Argentina has the longest unbeaten streak in international football. In addition, Scaloni insisted that Messi is “eager” to begin his World Cup campaign.

“We made the list thinking about the best for the team. It is logical that, being the Argentine National Team, good players were left out. Messi is eager to enjoy the World Cup and very happy to be with his teammates,” the Argentina boss said.

“Until last night we didn’t have the full squad, we still haven’t trained. During today’s practice we will define the team for tomorrow’s match. We will not take any risk, those who play must have physical guarantees.

“This is football, it is unpredictable and sometimes unfair. It makes no sense to promise people anything. Simply tell them that we are going to leave everything during this World Cup.

“These are moments to enjoy them. We dream like every child who ever had their first Argentina shirt. I have mine saved. it’s a dream. The World Cup is won by intelligent teams that know when to attack.”

In one week, Argentina will kick off their FIFA World Cup campaign against Saudi Arabia. The group stage will conclude with matches against Mexico and Poland.

Lionel Messi names Argentina’s three biggest threats at 2022 World Cup in Qatar

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