In the first round of the World Cup, big teams like Argentina and Germany were stunned, while many other games ended in goalless draws. Nothing is certain in football, but when it comes to the Qatar World Cup, there are two teams that are heavily favoured to win the tournament: Brazil and Argentina.
Argentina was expected to win the Jules Rimet trophy because of the Lionel Messi factor, whereas Brazil's incredible squad full of flair was seen to have what it took to beat any team that came their way. Argentina had a chance to show that they were serious World Cup contenders when they faced Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. But, seemingly out of nowhere, the defending Copa America champions were stunned, losing 2-1 to Saudi Arabia, ending their 36-game unbeaten run. Argentina now has no choice but to win their remaining two world cup group C matches against Poland and Mexico.
While Argentina is the master of their own demise, Brazil proved beyond doubt in their Group G opener, thrashing Serbia 2-0, that they were in the World Cup to win it. Brazil was able to keep an unpredictable Serbia at bay. Even though they ended that game with an injury scare, no one who watched that game would deny that Brazil could be the real deal in this year's World Cup.
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