Buenos Aires [Argentina], June 11 (NT): Argentine Football Association (AFA) president Claudio Tapia has issued a statement that making it to the semi-finals of the much awaited FIFA World Cup 2018 remains their primary goal heading into the pride and joy event.
With just 4 days to go to the football World Cup, team Argentina are not considered as favorites because struggled through qualifying for the high-status football carnival.
However, Tapia thinks reaching the semi-finals is a good goal for the country. On a related note the team Argentina are set to lock horns with Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria in Group D.
"Being in the top four is a positive goal," goal.com quoted the AFA president, as saying.
It is noted that Star striker Lionel Messi, who has already guided Barcelona to La Liga and Copa del Rey title this season, will once again be a skipper of Argentina.
Inspite of Messi is yet to lift up a World Cup trophy for the nation, Tapia hailed as the forward as the world's best.
"He gives a lot to Argentine soccer, let's face it.The growth we have in the AFA is because we have the best player in the world," he stated.
Argentina will look to start their campaign on a promising note when they will face Iceland in the opening match of the World Cup in Moscow on Saturday 16 June 2018. (NT)