Although the Argentinian Messi did not go into an easy group, that is, his cannot be said to be the easiest one, he is happy that he is not in the death group either.
It is hoped that he would be able to revive the sweet memories of the Word Cup 1986 when the legendary Diego Maradona made Argentina the champion, so that he may tie his name to the name of his country’s football.
In today’s draw, Argentina was placed next to Nigeria, Bosnia, and Iran.
Despite what experts say, there are a few points in relation to the Argentina group:
Although Iran may be thought of as the group’s easiest team, what was apparent from the country’s plays was the country will not be there as a break. It can prove a serious pain in the neck of the rivals, even Argentina.
Also, as an experienced African team, Nigeria might replay the stunts of the previous round of games, displaying once more a golden time like when it used Rashidi Yekini and Daniel Amokachi to give the fans a picture of the African lions.
Another team in this group is Bosnia. Although it is not considered yet a powerful team, keeping in mind that it is a country separated from Serbia, the players have the ways of the players from the former Yugoslavia, ways which are still seen as a nightmare by many powerful teams.
So maybe Messi’s sigh of relief after the draw was not a very justifiable one after all.