Messi and Argentina on the verge of disaster

With their place in the Copa America under threat, Argentina are experiencing the tensest hours of recent years this Sunday ahead of their clash with Qatar.

Lionel Messi and co. have experienced a roller coaster couple of years and they know they must win to progress to the quarter-finals.

Gone are the days of 2014 when Alejandro Sabella led them to a World Cup final, only to lose to Germany, or the days that saw them reach the 2015 and 2016 Copa America finals.

The 2018 World Cup in Russia didn’t go to plan and this summer’s competition came with a lot of expectation hanging over them.

Lionel Scaloni knows there’s no margin for error if he’s to keep his job and he has to ensure their progression out of the group.

To get there, Messi is expected to feature in an attacking trident, taking responsibility for driving his country forward and anything less than progression will be deemed as a failure.