Argentina

Argentine Football Association

Argentina

Association

Argentine Football Association (AFA)

Confederation

CONMEBOL (South America)

Head coach

Jorge Sampaoli

Captain

Lionel Messi

Club History

Lionel Messi saved Argentina’s blushes in CONMEBOL qualifying. Without his final matchday heroics, the team may not have made it to Russia. Now, Argentina start fresh at the World Cup and the team could make its way to the final once more. Argentina has an experienced squad, and many will play in their final World Cup. Unfortunately, this golden generation of players has not achieved the trophies they were expected to win. Jorge Sampaoli has a lot of work to do to get this team back to the World Cup final.

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Champion

World Cup Champions

1978 and 1986