Messi does not want to play against Spain in Russia
Argentina`s national team captain, Lionel Messi, has said he hopes the `Gaucosos` will miss Spain in the squad for the group stage of the FIFA next year. `I do not want to fall in a group with Spain, they are a very classy team and we prefer to avoid them because they would be a very difficult opponent, ` Messi told media in his home country. Spain will be in second spot while Argentina is the first to be drawn on December 1 in Moscow. England, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay are also second in the league, and it is possible for Italy to come into play if they win the playoffs with Sweden. Leaders of the different groups will be Argentina, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Belgium, Poland, France and hosts from Russia.
According to Messi, Spain, Brazil, Germany and France are the biggest favorites for winning the world title.
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