By Ollie Irish
OK, thrashing the not-so-mighty Canada in a pre-World Cup friendly doesn’t suddenly make Argentina live contenders, but the more I think about their scary forward power (Messi, Higuain, Milito, Tevez… most impressive), the more I think they’ll have a very good World Cup.
I know Maradona was crap in qualifying, but qualifying in South America is a long, drawn-out bore; El Diego’s modus operandi is the big stage and I suspect he’ll come into his own in South Africa. Plus, Argentina’s group (South Korea, Nigeria, Greece) is one of the kindest out there. Stick a tenner on Argentina each-way to win the Cup – you’ll thank me later.