Regarding World Cup group stage games, the truth remains that even leading pundits never honestly know what to expect before the tournament kicks off. And, even then, one unforeseen event can make even accurate predictions askew. So, before the tournament kicks off, we’ll be pointing out our favorite to lead World Cup Group C and some of the factors that work for and against them.
2022 World Cup Group C Teams
The national teams gracing this group are Argentina, Mexico, Poland, and Saudi Arabia. We’ll be going with Lionel Messi’s Argentina to lead Group C into the next round of these four teams.
Argentina Is The Top Team In Group C
Argentina seems gifted in creating players of a unique caliber, and Lionel Messi is about as impressive as any player in the world can get at the moment. He is undoubtedly a strong rallying point for the squad with six Ballon d’Or awards. Sadly, the team hasn’t been able to make much of this talisman at the World Cup. That said, the group they happen to fall in might favor them. Moreover, we may see a very different Argentina in this World Cup. The current coach of the team, Lionel Scaloni, has been experimenting with something that not many coaches have dared to do in the past – relieving Messi of the central role figure. Even though the star man remains pivotal to his plans, he plays him in a manner that doesn’t pressure him that much, helping the player perform even better. This approach has paid good dividends in the past, and we look forward to seeing how it’ll translate on a center stage as big as the FIFA World Cup.
The Other Teams In The Group – What To Expect
Although Argentina leads World Cup Group C, they will have to watch their backs if they don’t want this victory to slip away. As Poland and Mexico will be contending strongly for the second palace, just about anything can happen here. With big names like Wojciech Szczesny, Mateusz Klich, Piotr Zielinski, and Robert Lewandoski to call on, the Polish side may be more than a handful for Gerardo Martino’s men. What’s more, Mexico didn’t put in a performance to inspire confidence during the qualifying stage either. However, “Tata” Martino’s side isn’t short on A-list players either and can put in an astounding performance when they set their mind to it too! What’s more, Mexican supporters travel in droves, and fans’ cheer can give them that home feeling which can spur the side to push even more complex. Iran doesn’t have as distinguished a profile as the other sides, but this might give them an edge. They may be able to catch one or two of the stronger sides off-guard and pull off a stunning offset.
With Messi sure to clash with Lewandoski on the field, Coach Martino to reveal excellent strategies, and Iran waiting to grab their chance at glory, World Cup Group C will surely be fun to watch!