Argentina Road to Russia FIFA World Cup 2018

 

The South American nation with FIFA ranking of 4 who made it to the finals of 2014 FIFA World Cup at Brazil and defeated against Germany has qualified for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.The well-qualified team with lots of best players has appeared 5 times in the finals and won the cup twice in 1978 and 1986.The association of football in Argentina was formed in 1893 since then the quality of football in Argentina has been growing with several milestones. The great players like Diego Maradona and Messi belong to Argentina. Diego Maradona has won the World cup with his country in 1986 and Messi has that hunger to win the FIFA World Cup for his country too. Argentina has made their road to Russia.

World Cup Qualifier South America.

Argentina played a total of 18 games for their Qualifying round in South America with a total of 28 points on the table conceding 7 wins 7 draws and 4 losses. Argentina defeated 2-0 against Ecuador in the first round of South American World cup qualifier and drew with Paraguay on the second round flowingly Argentina drew against Brazil. At the fourth round of the qualifying stage, Argentina won against Colombia and earned three points. Argentina again drew against Venezuela and Peru with the score of 2-2 on the eighth and ninth round of qualifier. The country defeated against Paraguay and Brazil on 10th and 11th round and won again against Colombia with the score of 3-0.Argentina was also defeated against Bolivia and drew with Uruguay, Venezuela and Peru. After the completion of the game on seventeenth round Argentina was at a 6th position of the Qualifying table they had to raise 2 positions upward with one game left and the team managed to raise 3 positions upward in the qualifying table. At the last round of qualifying match, Messi managed to score thrice against Ecuador and qualified his country for the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia.

 

FIFA World Cup 2018 Group D

The final draw of FIFA World Cup 2018 has placed Argentina in Group D where Argentina has to play against Iceland Croatia and Nigeria and qualify for the Knockout stage into the round of Sixteen’s.

 

The Fixtures for Argentina in Group Stage are:

  • Argentina – Iceland (Saturday,16 June)
  • Argentina – Croatia (Friday,22 June)
  • Nigeria – Argentina (Wednesday,27 June)

 

 

 

Players to Watch:

 

Lionel Messi                                                     Mauro Icardi                                                      Paulo Dybala  

 

Coach: JORGE SAMPAOLI

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