Sadio Mane lauds Messi and claims Argentina can win 2022 FIFA World Cup

Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane has praised Lionel Messi and backed Argentina to win the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The marquee tournament is set to commence on November 20 with hosts Qatar taking on Ecuador in the first match. While there will be 32 teams fighting for the coveted trophy, Argentina are among the favorites to win the 2022 World Cup.

La Albiceleste are in incredible form and are unbeaten in 35 games in all competitions. They also won the Copa America in 2021, beating Brazil 1-0 in the final.

Argentina then defeated Italy 3-0 in La Finalissima, a match played between the Copa America and the UEFA EURO winners, earlier this year.

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Their captain Messi has been in prolific form this season, registering 11 goals and 12 assists in 16 matches for Paris Saint-Germain in all competitions. He also has 10 goals and two assists in his last six matches for Argentina.

Mane was all praise for Messi after Bayern Munich beat Barcelona 3-0 in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday (October 26). He said (via Vermouth Deportivo):

“He is an incredible player.”

When asked about the favorites for the World Cup, Mane replied:

“Argentina, Brazil, Germany, France, England, I think there are few teams that can win the World Cup.”

The Senegalese striker then stressed:

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“Argentina is one of them.”

La Albiceleste have been placed in Group C at the World Cup alongside Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland. They will kick off their campaign against Saudi Arabia on November 22 at the Lusail Stadium.


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