Former Argentine and Manchester City English striker Sergio Agüero, who ended his career because of heart problems, named favorites for the World Cup, which begins Nov. 20 in Qatar.
Agüero thinks France, Brazil, Germany, Argentina, England and Spain are among the favorites. He also mentioned Portugal and Belgium.
The Argentine team have a great chance of winning. They are a very solid team and clearly know the goal. Messi's leadership is the key to the team's success, Agüero says, Goal.com reports.
Argentina's opponents in the group stage of the World Cup will be teams from Poland, Mexico and Saudi Arabia.