5 Reasons Why Argentina Could Hoist the World Cup in 2014

5 Reason Why Argentina Could Win The World Cup

Argentina - Gian Carlo Menotti

Without a doubt, Argentina is one of the strongest candidates to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Especially by relying on a dream attacking side, the South Americans will be looking to win their third title in history, after Argentina in 1978 and Mexico in 1986.

Among the world's biggest nations, Argentina might be the one with the clearest discrepancy in its own roster, with a superstar attacking side and a weak defensive line.

5. Accesible Group Stage

Argentina - Group Drawing

5. Accesible Group Stage

Argentina - Group Drawing

Unlike most giants, Argentina will have the opportunity to progress through the group stage and the round of 16 playing against smaller teams, such as Iran, Bosnia, and later on the winners from group E, composed of France, Ecuador, Honduras, and Switzerland.

Of course, no team is to be taken for granted, but this certainly might be an advantage.

4. Dream Attack

Argentina Attacking

4. Dream Attack

Argentina Attacking

When a nation can afford not to rely on great players such as Carlos Tevez, Diego Milito, Ezequiel Lavezzi, and even Rodrigo Palacio and still be deadly competitive, it means that its attacking side is truly great.

Name by name, Argentina owns the very best attacking department in the whole world. It will be the coach's job to be able to adapt them together in a team.

3. An Experienced Coach

Alejandro Sabella

3. An Experienced Coach

Alejandro Sabella

Unlike for the 2010 World Cup, in which the Albiceleste was managed by the unqualified Diego Armando Maradona, this time the dream can be taken into reality by the hand of a very intelligent coach, Alejandro Sabella.

Undoubtedly, the 59-year-old is on the right track to effectively combine the immense individual talent of the roster, which has historically lacked team spirit.

2. (Almost) Home Advantage

Gabriel Omar Batistuta

2. (Almost) Home Advantage

Gabriel Omar Batistuta

European giants have hardly ever performed consistently well outside of their continent. As a matter of fact, Spain has been the only European country that has been able to win the tournament far from home, in 2010.

With this great opportunity of playing almost in their own land, Argentina has a relevant advantage over the candidates, except Brazil, and maybe Uruguay. Not in vain, its two titles have taken place only in Latin America.

1. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

1. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

The man who could potentially be considered history's best player of all time will be ready to approach the tournament at the most ideal age for a soccer player, 26.

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