- Danny Murphy believes only two Argentinians would make the current England team
- The former Liverpool player believes the other players need to step up their form
- England began the World Cup with a stunning win while Argentina were shocked
Ex-Liverpool star Danny Murphy has sensationally claimed that only two Argentina players would get into the current England team.
England started the World Cup with a bang, thrashing Iran 6-2, while Argentina were on the end of one of the greatest World Cup upsets in recent memory, when they were beaten 2-1 by Saudi Arabia.
The Argentines headed into the 2022 tournament as favourites alongside Brazil, France and England, but Saudi Arabia showed how things could quickly change.
Meanwhile, the Three Lions produced a statement win over Iran, ending any ideas that they would struggle after poor form in the UEFA Nations League.
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Still, there are two important games for Argentina against Mexico and Poland. Their game against Mexico will be huge, and anything other than a win would be disastrous.
England can progress to the last 16 if they beat the USA on Friday.
Murphy names two Argentina players
“Two? No more than three. You fit Messi in obviously, maybe Romero would get in at centre-half when he’s at it; I know he has been injured for Tottenham.”
The likes of Rodrigo de Paul, Alejandro Gomez and Cristian Romero produced poor performances against Saudi Arabia, and would need to step up against an unpredictable Mexican side on Saturday.
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England have a talented side in almost every position and would definitely trouble any team in Qatar.
Argentina and Mexico fans clash
Sports Brief earlier reported on Mexico and Argentina fans clashing just days before their massive showdown on Saturday, November 26.
The second group match between Mexico and Argentina will be decisive for the aspirations of both teams at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Argentina are bottom of Group C with zero points after an opening day loss to Saudi Arabia, while Mexico has one point from their draw against Poland.