Argentina has accessible rivals and the belief in self-reliance

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let’s start at the end, for conclusions: everything depends on Argentina. Almost all the ghosts were eliminated by Group C. We are talking about the first round, of course, driving too fast can lead to a crash. We don’t have a Ferrari, but we also don’t have a fitto. let’s go slowly.

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Beyond the unsuccessful message Scaloni wanted to convey, he couldn’t hide a sigh after the ball game. “We cannot complain or be happy. we are fine “said the Argentine coach. And he said nicely about the three rivals: “This is a group with poor teams. Mexico is a rival we know, hard. Poland did well when they ousted Sweden and they have great players, and Arabia had a good draw. “

Games have to be played, but from ciborium 2 emerges the best option: Mexico. Germany is the worstDenmark, the Netherlands, Croatia, Switzerland and even the United States seem to be more dangerous than Tata Martino’s team.

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In ciborium 3, if you choose, Prefer Poland than Serbia. Tunisia is one too many. And at ciborium 4, Saudi Arabia is lower than Canada, Ghana or Cameroon.

It is advisable to embrace caution and distance yourself from the air of optimism that does not usually push towards the best destinations. It is no coincidence that in the World Cups that the National Team won, the team came with more doubt than certainty, at least from the outside.. Today there is a climate of success that can be toxic.

Let’s remember the last two World Cups, with favorable fixtures as well. In Brazil 2014, there was nothing left without passes in Bosnia-Herzegovina (2-1), Iran (1-0 with a goal from Messi after the 90th minute) and Nigeria (3-2).

In Russia 2018, the stumble against Iceland (unexpected 1-1), the brutal fall against Croatia (0-3) and the overwhelming victory against Nigeria (2-1) caused France to wait for the second round after being second in the group. finally. The rest is known.

Another ghost appears.

Cafu presented the paper with the name of Argentina.  (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Cafu presented the paper with the name of Argentina. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Because the world champion, along with Mbappé and now also Benzema, will appear in Group D, the next match. France or Denmark.

But for that there is time.

Now, for Scaloni, Messi and company it’s time to look inside. The first part of the adventure in Qatar It depends more on what Selection does that of rivals who touched him with luck.

Yes, lucky. Because residents of Group F (Belgium, Canada, Morocco and Croatia), Group G (Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon) and Group H (Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea) are more concerned.

But self-focus does not eliminate scrutiny in Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland.

The coaches with the trophy.  (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

The coaches with the trophy. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

The debut for the National Team will take place on Tuesday, November 22 at 7 (Argentina time) at Lusail Stadium. And premieres have a plus of pressure, nerves, where candidates don’t usually show their best version.

Keep in mind that at least half of Argentine starters will make their World Cup debut.

Saudi Arabia isn’t scary, it’s true, but they won their Asian group, where along with Japan they sent Australia to a playoff.

In 10 games, they won seven, with two draws, one defeat, 12 goals for and 6 against.

This will be Argentina’s first confrontation in a World Cup.

Tapia, Scaloni and Samuel during the World Cup draw.

Tapia, Scaloni and Samuel during the World Cup draw.

The second step is Mexico, on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 4:00 pm, in Lusail also. He was a rival in the first round of 1930 (6-3) and in the round of 16 both in 2006 (2-1 in extra time, a great goal from Maxi Rodríguez) and 2010 (3-1). There is always a winner. This time, with an important piece of information: the coach is Gerardo Martino, a connoisseur of the Argentine National Team.

There was a recent crossover, in 2019 in Texas. Scaloni’s team was devastating: they beat him 4-0 with absolute clarity. Tata has yet to send his style to the Aztec team, starting from the bottom, well played ball, open and deep edges, high pressure. Your goalkeeper’s experience is remarkable Memo Ochoa, heading into his fifth World Cup, and the offensive ability of his center-forward, Raúl Jiménez, a giant six feet but ductile on his feet, with proven experience with Wolverhampton in the Premier League.

The closure is against Poland, on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 4:00 pm, at 974 Stadium. It is a rival in two World Cup events. In 1974, losing the first game (3-2) and the semifinal series of 1978 (2-0 in favor, in Rosario), always against the best spread of the European team, with Lato and Deina. But Argentina had Kempes … And Fillol, of course, who saved an important penalty.

This time, Poland needed Repechage, in which they beat Sweden 2-0, to seal their delayed ticket, with goals from their two figures: Robert Lewandowski and Piotr Zielinski.

Bora Milutinovic showed the role alongside Argentina’s first rival.  (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Bora Milutinovic showed the role alongside Argentina’s first rival. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Lewandowski, it is known, is a deadly goalcorer (He has no goal in the World Cups), but he needs help. Zielinski, a Napoli midfielder, was one of those in charge of giving it a game.

The Poles are second to England in UEFA Group I. The team also has goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, from Juventus, among its numbers.

And after that? If we seal the passport in the round of 16, we need to find the first or second in Group D (France or Denmark, we assume).

If we stay positive and think that both Argentina and Brazil should win their groups, there could be a classic in the semi-finals.

And yes, no one said it would be easy.

Source: Clarin

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