The Argentinians will have to invade a hostile crowd of a bordering nation to beat the host favorites to win the 2014 World Cup. Sound difficult? They have the luxury of drawing into a very weak group. They will be able to coast until the round of 16 when they will have to turn it on.
What are Argentina Betting Odds in the 2014 World Cup?
- To Win The Tournament +500
- To Reach the Final: +250
- To Win Group F: -400
- To Qualify: -1400
- Not To Qualify: +1000
- To Finish Last In Group F: +8000
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Tournament: +400
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Group: -400
How did Argentina qualify?
The team led by head coach Alejandro Sabella had no problems qualifying for Brazil. Argentina finished first in CONMEBOL qualifying with 32 points. Brazil did them a favor by not having to qualify as host nation. Their lone loss in World Cup qualifying was against Uruguay in their last match after they had already qualified.
Who are Argentina opponents in the 2014 World Cup?
Argentina (-1400 to win the group) was one of the luckiest teams in the draw as they will face first time participant Bosnia-Herzegovina ( +750), Nigeria (+1100) and Iran (+5000) in Group F.
What is Argentina’s schedule For The 2014 World Cup?
Argentina will open as -250 favorite to beat Bosnia-Herzegovina (+800) on June 15 in the first game of the group at Estádio do Maracanã, in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Their second match will be against the worst team in the tournament, Iran (+2100) on June 21 at Estádio Mineirão, in the city of Belo Horizonte, where they are favorites listed at -550 in the soccer money line.
And their third match is against an old rivals Nigeria (+1000) on June 25 at the Estádio Beira-Rio, in the city of Porto Alegre, where they are listed at -250 to win the match.
What’s Argentina Official Slogan For The 2014 World Cup?
“Not Just A Team, We Are A Country”
What’s Argentina Roster for the 2014 World Cup?
Goalkeepers : Sergio Romero (Sampdoria), Mariano Andújar (Catania), Agustín Orión (Boca Juniors)
Defenders: Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Federico Fernández (Napoli), Ezequiel Garay (Benfica), Marcos Rojo (Sporting Lisbon), Hugo Campagnaro (Internazionale), Martín Demichelis (Manchester City), José Basanta (Monterrey), Nicolás Otamendi (Atlético Mineiro), Lisandro López (Getafe), Gabriel Mercado (River Plate)
Midfielders : Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Fernando Gago (Boca Juniors), Lucas Biglia (Lazio), Éver Banega (Newell’s Old Boys), Ricardo Alvarez (Inter), Augusto Fernández (Celta Vigo), José Sosa (Atlético Madrid), Angel Di María (Real Madrid), Maxi Rodríguez (Newell’s Old Boys), Fabián Rinaudo (Catania), Enzo Pérez (Benfica)
Forwards : Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli), Sergio Agüero (Manchester City), Rodrigo Palacio (Internazionale), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain), Franco di Santo (Werder Bremen).
Who’s Argentina Most Important Player in the 2014 World Cup?
When he’s at the top of his game, Lionel Messi is by far the most dynamic player in the World and remains his nation’s best hope to win the tournament. He has all the individual and football club team awards but national glory at the World Cup has eluded him.
What are Argentina Betting Trends For the 2014 World Cup?
- Argentina has won the World Cup twice (1978 & 1986).
- The last time Argentina reached the World Cup finals was in 1990.
- Argentina faced Bosnia-Herzegovina twice in friendlies games outscoring them 7-0 overall.
- Argentina and Iran have only met once; it was in a friendly back on 1977 that ended in a 1-1 draw.
- Argentina and Nigeria have played each other six times; three of those six games were World Cup meetings. The Argentineans won all of the World Cup matchups in the series.
How far will Argentina go?
Considering their group is the easiest amongst the favored team, it’s almost a certainty Argentina will be in the second round where they will face a team from group E (France, Ecuador, Switzerland & Honduras). After that they will have to face off against top European nations to get to the finals. I will bet they do it this year.
Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup:
- Brazil 3/1
- Argentina 9/2
- Germany 11/2
- Spain 13/2
- Belgium 14/1
- France 20/1
- Italy 22/1
- Uruguay 22/1
- Colombia 25/1
- Netherlands 25/1
- England 28/1
- Portugal 28/1
- Chile 40/1
- Russia 66/1
- Mexico 100/1
- Switzerland 100/1
- USA 100/1
- Ecuador 125/1
- Ivory Coast 125/1
- Croatia 150/1
- Japan 150/1
- Bosnia-Herzegovina 200/1
- Ghana 200/1
- Greece 200/1
- Nigeria 250/1
- South Korea 300/1
- Australia 500/1
- Cameroon 500/1
- Algeria 1000/1
- Costa Rica 1000/1
- Honduras 1500/1
- Iran 1500/1