Football News: Lionel Messi avouches that Argentina is not among the candidates for the upcoming world cup, as they are on a quest for their third world cup after 1986.
The Argentine skipper played down Argentina’s chances for the upcoming world cup.
For the upcoming showpiece Argentina stepped up their preparation against the African Minnows Haiti in their home soil Buenos Aries on this Tuesday, and they won the match with flying colours by 4-0 goals.
As expected the Argentine star was the hero of the match, by scoring a hat trick and assisting the substitute Sergio Aguero.
Before the world cup they will face Israel and then in the world cup on group D, they will envisage Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria, This time the defending champions Germany, Brazil, France and Spains are the favourite ones.
Messi believes that this time Argentina not among the favourites to lift the glory after 1986.
The Argentine captain stated: "I am very grateful to all the people, we always feel the affection of all, not like other times that we received insults,"
"We all go to Russia for the same reason, the World Cup is the dream of us, of the country. We are not candidates but we are very good, training and improving day by day.
"We have good players and we are getting stronger to fight as an equal with anyone."
Messi added: "In a World Cup, logic is almost never given. We have to aim to win the first game, which is the most important because it will give us peace of mind.
"Let no one have doubts that we are going to try everything, as people always ask us.
"We are going with a great squad that is becoming strong at the team and individual level. We are facing a beautiful possibility and we are looking for that."