Lionel Messi shares his thoughts on his favorite World Cup teams. Despite being ready to get started, Lionel Messi chose England as one of his favorites to win the World Cup in Qatar. The 35-year-old winger listed his top three picks for the teams that can win the next World Cup. In comparison to the other nations competing, England, Brazil, and France have a stronger chance thanks to Messi, who will represent Argentina in his sixth World Cup finals. He also shared his thoughts on the atmosphere in the Argentina camp as they strive to win the World Cup for the first time since 1986.
He stated, “Whenever we talk about candidates, we usually talk about the same teams,” in a speech to the South American Federation CONMEBOL. Brazil, France, and England are, in my opinion, slightly superior to the other countries if I were to rank them. However, the World Cup is so challenging and intricate that anything can happen. We are very happy. We have an excellent group that is really enthusiastic, but we consider moving slowly.
Argentina will aim to surpass their performance from 2014 when they fell short against Germany in the World Cup final due to a Mario Gotze goal in extra time. Surprisingly, Messi doesn’t regard Hansi Flick’s team as a favorite for the upcoming finals. The last time Argentina lost was on July 3, 2019, when they lost to Brazil in the Copa America semifinals. Argentina is unbeaten in 35 games across all competitions.
They need three more games to break Italy’s all-time mark of 37 games without a defeat. The PSG player is aware that this is probably his final opportunity to complete his famous trophy cabinet with the lone remaining trophy. His only focus will be on ensuring that Argentina has the best possible start against Saudi Arabia in their opening match on November 22.
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