Argentina’s World Cup history in football has been impressive over the years. The only time they were not qualified was in 1970. For whatever reason, they chose to skip three major international soccer competitions, but starting in 1974, they have consistently competed in the Soccer World Cup, where they were eliminated in the first round for the first and only time in 2002.

La Albiceleste played a number of challenging 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches in their roles as the Argentina 1978 Argentina and Mexico 1986 FIFA World Cup defenders. The Argentine football squad is now focused on winning the 2010 World Football Cup for the first time in 24 years after overcoming a number of obstacles. This dream could come true because coach Diego Armando Maradona’s team has talented players, including several who contributed to the team’s victory in the Germany 2006 tournament quarterfinal game.

Famous World Cup of Football players

Lionel Messi, one of the best football players in the world, plays for the Argentine football team. It follows that they are largely depending on him to lead them to victory in South Africa 2010.

Javier Mascherano, their captain and inspiration, is assisting him in midfield. Don’t forget about Juan Sebastian Veron either, who not only has a tonne of experience but also needs to sort out a problem from being criticised for Argentina’s weak performance at the 2002 Korea/Japan tournament. Lionel Messi has played in 18 Soccer World Cup games, making him the player with the most appearances. Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi, and Juan Roman Riquelme each have four goals to their credit.

The Argentine coach

Diego Maradona, who was born on October 30, 1960, in Lanus, Argentina, is recognised as one of the greatest football players in history, along with Pele of Brazil. He must now impart his skills, expertise, and playing ability to the nation’s team he currently commands.

Maradona is known for being aggressive, impetuous, and no-nonsense. He was an absolutely excellent player. He advanced through the ranks, with Napoli in 1984 serving as his pinnacle performance.

But in 1991, a persistent drug issue resulted in a 15-month punishment for him. He was later kicked out of the 1994 Soccer World Cup owing to a positive drug test. He had significant health problems in 2004 and 2007 as a result of his addiction concerns.

After a nine-year absence, his appointment as Alfio Basile’s replacement, who had been fired for poor performance, came as a surprise. However, Maradona hasn’t fared any better up to this point due to rumours about his replacement. He has some work to do because the 2010 South Africa World Cup is quickly approaching.

Argentina FIFA World Cup accomplishments

  • The Argentine football team has participated in four FIFA World Cup Finals overall. They defeated the Netherlands in 1978 and Germany in 1986. However, Uruguay overcame them in 1930, and Germany again in 1990.
    Argentina is playing in its 20th and tenth straight FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
  • In his first position as a coach, Diego Maradona, who participated in four subsequent finals between 1982 and 1994, is currently guiding the team to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.