Ecuador coach: Messi can still win the World Cup

Argentine Gustavo Alfaro, coach of the Ecuadorian national football team, has expressed his belief that his compatriot Lionel Messi still has a realistic chance of winning the 2022 World Cup, despite the bad start of the tango dancers in the World Cup.

The Argentine national team surprisingly lost its first match in the tournament, against its Saudi counterpart 1/2, and will meet today, Saturday, with Mexico in the framework of the second round.

Alvaro, 60, said: “The Argentine national team has everything it wants to become a world champion… The defeat against Saudi Arabia was painful, but the team can win the World Cup if it succeeds in regaining its balance and managing the matter strongly.”

Alvaro recalled the memories of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, when the Spanish national team lost its first match in the tournament, but was crowned with the title in the end.