Roberto Mancini tips Argentina for World Cup glory
Italy manager Roberto Mancini says Argentina will win their third World Cup in Qatar.
Italy failed to qualify for theWorld Cup
after their defeat against North Macedonia in the play-off stage. Italy has won the World Cup five times but they have failed to qualify for the last two World Cups.
as the European champions facedArgentina
in the UEFA/CONMEBOL Finalissima at Wembley in June, and Lionel Scaloni's men won the game with three goals.
Ahead of the friendly game against Austria on Sunday, Mancini told reporters that Argentina is the favourite to win the 2022 World Cup.
"There are many strong teams,"
Mancini told reporters
. "If I had to choose one, I'd go for Argentina.
"They really impressed when we played each other."
Argentina is in Group C with Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Poland, and their first kick off will be against Saudi Arabia on November 22.
On the other side, Italy has won their last three matches and has recently beaten Albania in a friendly on Wednesday.
They also won their Nations League group ahead of Germany and England and Mancini is happy with the reaction his players have shown since the failure to reach the World Cup.
"We immediately showed a desire to fight back, winning a Nations League group that was by no means easy ahead of Germany, Hungary and England.
"Unfortunately, we’ll have to keep this suffering until mid-December when the tournament is over. Next time, we need to be more precise."
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