2017 FIFA WC

2018 FIFA WC: Messi picks these teams as favourite to win the World Cup

XtraTime Web Desk: Argentine star forward Lionel Messi feels that six teams have the probabilities of winning the World Cup but shockingly England is not there in his list.

Messi is hopeful of winning the biggest trophy of World football as he is eyeing to win his first major international trophy.

Messi has fallen at the final hurdle on four occasions, losing three Copa America finals and the 2014 World Cup final to Germany.

Argentina have become a country starved of success, given the wealth of talent at their disposal, not winning a major competition since their Copa America win in 1993.

After scraping through qualifying, Argentina have been handed a favourable group and will be hoping to end their poor tournament record this summer.But Messi has already pinpointed which teams they need to be wary of this summer.

Speaking to Sport, he said: "There are various teams going in to the tournament with confidence, playing well and with good individuals, as is the case with Brazil, Germany, Spain, France and Belgium, although the latter is not mentioned as much.

"[Argentina] have good players and the experience of the last World Cup. It will be an even competition."

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