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World Cup: Messi's Argentina plays it like Maradona's


ANALYSIS - Failing to be brilliant, the Albiceleste is solid, united and devoted to the service of Leo Messi. Not unlike its 1986 predecessor.

After thirty-six years of waiting, will Argentina add a third star to its tunic?

She is not very far from it.

90 minutes in fact.

Arrived launched in Qatar, after 36 games without defeat, the players of Lionel Scaloni were disillusioned from the start with this defeat against the modest Saudi Arabia (1-2).

It was a very hard blow, a test for us.

But the group showed that it was strong and that made us grow

, “said Lionel Messi on Tuesday after the quiet victory over Croatia (3-0) in the semi-finals of the World Cup.

We have played five finals since that first match, we have won five.

Hopefully this will be the case for the next

“Added the seven-time Ballon d'Or, on a mission.

The next?

It will be Sunday (4 p.m.), again in Lusail, during the "real" final, for Messi's last confirmed match in selection (and his 26th match in the World Cup, a new record).

To discover

  • World Cup: The complete table of the final phase

  • All World Cup match results

  • Download the Le Figaro Sport app and follow the Blues in Qatar

One thing is certain: this Argentina team is not glamorous or exciting to watch…

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Source: lefigaro

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