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Lionel Messi: France, Brazil and England favorites for the World Cup

Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi believes that France, Brazil, and England are favorites to win the World Cup. In Qatar, Argentina’s hopes will once more rest on the shoulders of the 35-year-old Paris Saint-Germain attacker as they attempt to win the South American nation’s third global championship but first since 1986. Argentina, the Copa America champions, have gone 35 games without losing, and if this is Lionel Messi’s final World Cup, they are in great shape to win it. Prior to playing Mexico and Poland, Argentina plays Saudi Arabia in their first Group C encounter.

“Every time we discuss candidates, the same teams come up. Brazil, France, and England are a little bit better than the rest, in my opinion, but anything can happen at the World Cup because it is so challenging and complicated,” Lionel Messi said. “We are quite happy. We have a lovely group that is enthusiastic, but we consider moving cautiously. In order to prepare for everything that will follow, we expect to start the World Cup strong. You get to know each other better the more you play and the more time you spend together on the field.”

Erling Haaland of Manchester City wishes he could be in Qatar for the World Cup, but the 22-year-old attacker will use the break to rest up for the remainder of the Premier League season because Norway did not make the tournament. Following his transfer from Borussia Dortmund to City in the off-season, Haaland has improved his standing as one of Europe’s finest attackers by scoring 18 goals in 13 league games and five goals in four Champions League games. However, Haaland will have to wait to add to his international tally of 21 goals because Norway only placed third in Group G of the European World Cup qualifying behind the Netherlands and Turkey.

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kenneth De Souza
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