A sentence to describe each Latin American team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is less than a day from starting up and in this edition of the competition, eight teams from Latin America will participate in the competition. Barring Group B, all groups in the tournament do have a team from Latin America in it, Group E even has two with Brazil and Costa Rica. All of these teams do have something that separates them from other teams in the World Cup as well as different objectives and standout players. There could be long essays to describe each Latin American team, but for now here is a sentence dedicated to each of these sides.
Uruguay: La Celeste’s group is a joke compared to what they had to go through in the CONMEBOL qualifiers, Suarez, Cavani, Godin and company will get the job done.
Peru: Los Incas are back in the global competition after a 36-year absence and will be looking to surprise some people in a group with France, Denmark and Australia.
Argentina: Lionel Messi and La Albicelste are seeking redemption after falling to Germany in the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Brazil: Brazil has been reborn under the leadership of Tite trying to forget the 7-1 embarrassment against Germany now as title favorites in Russia.
Costa Rica: Los Ticos defense can be suspect, but good luck getting past Keylor Navas.
Mexico: Scandals, injuries, a polarizing manager, the objective is still the “quinto partido” and at this point, it seems highly unlikely.
Panama: If they score it will be a minor miracle, Los Canaleros are just happy to be in it.
Colombia: A repeat of the 2014 World Cup would be a major success for Jose Nestor Pekerman and Los Cafeteros, but they have the talent to be a dark horse and go even further.