Group D is set to be an exciting battle of very high quality teams coming together to produce what will be masterclass football on the world’s greatest stage for football.
The group sees giants Argentina, newcomers Iceland, Africa’s Nigeria and European maestros Croatia all battle it out for only two knockout spots.
Messi’s Argentina fell short in the final of the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 against Germany and with the little master coming to a near retirement age, this could be his last chance to get a hand on that trophy.
Such a win cannot be done alone though and Argentina have an extraordinary squad with the likes of Angel Di Maria, Sergio Aguero, Gonzola Higuain and Paulo Dybala.
Argentina are the favorites for the group, but with three other enthusiastic sides, Argentina will be given a run for their money especially with a team like Croatia wanting to make a statement.
They have succeeded in qualifying for most of the play offs and so will look to advance into the Round of 16 with a fresh hope that they could go even further this tournament.
African giants Nigeria are favorites to carry the continent furthest with their strong team ready for action.
They could very likely overcome their fellow groups teams should they play at their best and should especially look to overcome newcomers Iceland.
However, the small nation’s potential in the World Cup shouldn’t be underestimated after they miraculously made the quarterfinals of the Euros in 2016 before coming up short against hosts France.
They remained jubilant and proudly executed their Nation’s famous clapping ritual, thrilled for making it a distance they never thought possible.
Now, they’ve qualified for the World Cup and will look to further their momentum and stretch of performances on the world’s biggest stage.
Overall, the group has a lot to offer and is perhaps by a fair margin, the most exciting to watch and just how far each team makes it will be a great prospect to watch.