With South American favorite Brazil out of
the first and second spot in the 2014 Fifa World cup after a 7 -1 drubbing from Germany, it is up to Argentina to ensure that this World cup is not totally a European affair.
Waiting for the winner of the Argentina Netherlands match Wednesday, Germany has some time to rest and plot strategy for whichever team emerge to face them on Sunday.
This may be a watershed moment for South American Soccer, depending on whether Argentina can stave off a surging Holland team.
Argentina will lean heavily on it’s diminutive Star Lionel Messi.
Messi is the first and only player to top-score in four consecutive Champions League campaigns, and also holds the record for the most hat-tricks scored, plus a host of other accolades , all in his ripe old age of 27. Many argue that Messi is the best ever to play the game, it remains to be seen whether this diminutive Titan can not only save Argentina but to some extent the entire South American Continent.
Lionel Messi may be the one who decides whether this world cup will be a classic between Europe and South America, or an all European affair.