Argentina's attack can't be stopped

Argentina's attack can't be stopped
The former Liverpool and Denmark midfield star believes Argentina will lift the trophy at the Maracana Stadium on July 14.

Jan Molby has seen Brazil recover from a goal down to post a victory and get their World Cup campaign off and running.

He watched hapless world champions Spain crumble against an effervescent Dutch side.

But his pick for world champions this year are a side who have yet to take to the stage in Brazil.

The former Liverpool and Denmark midfield star believes Argentina will lift the trophy at the Maracana Stadium on July 14.

"The way this tournament is going, with 15 goals in the first four games, it looks like the ability to score is all-important," Molby reasoned.

"It's going to be impossible to stop all of Argentina's attacking threats (Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Angel di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain) at one time.

"Brazil will go a long way, of course... but it looks now that they could face Spain in the last 16.

"That could be a problem for Brazil because Spain will deny them the ball. That would be a close game, because Spain have the experience to deal with the hosts."

Football fans all over the world may have been expressing a mix of shock and awe after Holland's 5-1 demolition of Spain, with many wondering if the world champions can get past the group stage.

While Molby believes Vicente del Bosque and his men can still finish in the top two in Group B, he says Spain will struggle to retain their crown as teams these days know how to play them.

"Your strength one minute can become your weakness the next," he said.

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"Teams playing Spain now don't mind that they have the bulk of possession, because a lot of it is done in their own half, in front of their opponents.

"The Dutch figured out how to deal with Spain's approach and the problem with this Spanish team is that they're not looking for other options.

"It's not just the Dutch who are capable of stopping them; the other big teams have probably figured it out as well."

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