FIFA World Cup

Why Sergio Aguero Will Have a Massive World Cup for Argentina

Argentina's Sergio Aguero, left, tries to shoot around Bosnia goalkeeper Asmir Begovic during the first half of an international friendly soccer match Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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Dan ColasimoneContributor IJune 2, 2014

With arguably the strongest attacking lineup at the World Cup, Argentina should not struggle to score goals, and Sergio Aguero is one man likely to cash in at Brazil 2014.

On natural ability, "Kun" is probably La Albiceleste's second-best player, even in a squad brimming with talent.

Only four-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi is his superior for Argentina when it comes to pure skill.

Independiente, Atletico Madrid and Manchester City fans are well aware of what Aguero is capable of.

He is closing in on 200 career goals in club football. It is hard to believe he is still only 26 (as of June 2).

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Even though his 2013-14 season was interrupted by injury, the Argentine was still highly effective when he did get time on the pitch.

He scored 17 goals in the league in 23 appearances and was actually the most efficient striker in English football over the entire season, averaging a goal every 75.8 minutes.

Aguero's record for Argentina is also excellent. He has notched 21 goals in national team colours, putting him at equal eighth on the all-time list alongside four others, including current teammate Gonzalo Higuain

As an integral part of Alejandro Sabella's well-oiled attacking machine, the Manchester City player can be expected to add to his tally in June and July.  

Though not quite the go-to forward he is at City, Aguero should nonetheless thrive in the upcoming tournament due to the quality of the players around him.

Messi, aside from being a prolific goalscorer, is also one of the best in the world at creating chances for others.

His combination play with Aguero is breathtaking at times, and those two can be expected to set each other up with goalscoring opportunities on plenty of occasions in Brazil. 

Higuain completes the attacking triumvirate, and he too is an unselfish team man as well as a lethal striker.

Angel Di Maria's forward thrusts down the left and Fernando Gago's canny playmaking from midfield should also ensure there are no shortage of chances for Aguero to apply his sublime finishing touch to.

Class often rises to the top at World Cup tournaments, and Aguero is without doubt a player of immense class.

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