Argentina Players Who Need to Step Up If Team Is to Challenge for World Cup

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Argentina Players Who Need to Step Up If Team Is to Challenge for World Cup
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Having earned six points from two games, Argentina are already assured of a place in the knockout stages of the Brazil World Cup, but thus far, their performances have been less than convincing.

Captain and talisman Lionel Messi has been the difference on both occasions, scoring magnificent goals against both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iran to secure consecutive wins for his side.

Argentina cannot continue to rely solely on moments of brilliance from Messi, however.

Against tougher opposition, they won't be allowed to get away with such poor displays.

Here are four players who need to improve in La Albiceleste's last group game against Nigeria and into the round of 16 and beyond if Messi and co. have aspirations to win the tournament.

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