Lionel Messi’s Argentina are ready to make World Cup history in Brazil


Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero scored twice when Argentina last met Bosnia-Herzegovina (Picture: AP Photo)

The beginning of Argentina’s World Cup draws ever nearer. On Friday Lionel Messi and company flew down from their training base in Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro, where they’ll open their campaign in the Maracana on Sunday evening against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

In the days before the game, nothing has been left to chance, with manager Alejandro Sabella taking the side through thorough training drills with the aim of getting things just right for a win in this opening match; the whole squad are united in their public pronouncements that they must only take things one match at a time.

Although some fans have looked at the number of defenders for past friendlies and decried a negative outlook without waiting to see how things actually work out, Sabella has stuck to his guns and looks set to play a 3-5-2…

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