Why Group D Will Be The Most Fun Group In Russia
The World Cup draw took place this morning and, as usual, some groups are more exciting than other groups. Group D, for example. Group D is better than all the other groups. Group D is going to be the most entertaining group at Russia 2018 by a country mile (and that country is Russia, do you see what I did there?), but you don't have to take my word for it, even though you should.
Let's break it down:
Russia 2018 Group D
Argentina features one of the most devastatingly talented attacks in the world, coupled with a hit-or-miss midfield and a shaky defense. What could be more fun than that? The likes of Angel Di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, Mauro Icardi, Sergio Aguero and Javier Pastore are going to have to score a LOT of goals if Argentina want to make it very far.
Oh, and they have the best player of all time.
Argentina probably won't win the whole thing, but they will almost certainly go out in a blaze of glory. You watch.
The darlings of international football, Iceland's rise has made certified hipsters and people who didn't know they were hipsters joyful to the extreme. If the Iceland bandwagon isn't already full, it's getting close. Plus they have a cool cheer!
They are just happy to be here, but Iceland will frustrate the hell out of the rest of their group.
Football matches are won and lost in the midfield, so on that front Croatia can feel very good about themselves. Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic are two of the five best midfielders in the world right now. If those two are firing on all cylinders, Croatia could really make some noise.
This is what happened the last time Nigeria and Argentina played each other.
Fine, a rematch then. Twist my arm. I'll watch.