Argentina's quest to overturn 28 years of World Cup disappointment begins now. The South Americans kick off their Brazil 2014 campaign on Sunday against Bosnia-Herzegovina, and nothing less than victory is expected for the side captained by Lionel Messi.
But the outlook is not all positive for coach Alejandro Sabella, who directs in his first-ever major international competition.
The former Estudiantes trainer has some tough decisions to make before the game, as he tries to keep up the winning formula for the Albiceleste.
The Argentine first team can be recited from memory. But there are a couple of injury concerns that threaten to cause a touch of amnesia ahead of their World Cup debut.
Who are the players in doubt, and what alternatives does Sabella have should the starters fail to make the cut in the Maracana?