first_img Live on talksport Murder, match fixing and pregnant players at Argentina 1978 Argentina players pile onto golf buggy driven by Angel Di Maria The Argentina World Cup winning manager, former footballer and gynaecologist The team, finalists in 2014, begin their tournament against Iceland 7 Eduardo Salvio and Lucas Biglia watch as Di Maria and Paulo Dybala fight for the ball 7 They may not be talked about as potential winners in the same way Brazil, France and Germany are, but just look at the strength in this Argentina attack.The players prepared for their opening game against Iceland by hopping into a golf buggy and driven to training by Angel Di Maria.Getting a lift were Lionel Messi, Cristian Ansaldi, Eduardo Salvio, Gabriel Mercado, Javier Mascherano and Paulo Dybala. Diego Maradona: Hero, villain and inspirational captain Argentina reached the World Cup final in 2014, but were in danger of missing out until a Lionel Messi hat-trick ensured they came from behind to beat Ecuador 3-1 and avoid missing a World Cup finals for the first time since 1970.The began the day sixth in the group and needed a top-four place to qualify automatically.“Luckily the nationality of the best player in the world is Argentinian,” said coach Jorge Sampaoli at the time.Sampaoli has such a good attack at his disposal that he could leave Mauro Icardi, Inter’s goal machine, out of the squad. You can do that when you have Messi, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and Dybala. Argentina v Iceland: Preview, team news, kick-off time and commentary Comparing Liverpool’s Salah with Ronaldo and Messi at 26 Messi is Argentina’s top scoring player 7center_img This team is so good Mauro Icardi couldn’t even get in Argentina World Cup team guide – fixtures, kits, key player, probable line-up WORLD CUP ARCHIVE 7 Group D 7 The smile on Messi’s face says how much fun they’re having WORLD CUP ICON 7 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Argentina at the World Cup Argentina reached the final in 2014, but were in danger of missing out on this one 7last_img

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