Argentina is one of 3 teams that will be competing against defending Champions Nigeria at Eko Atlantic on the 14th December 2012. Argentina are placed in the top 10 Beach Soccer nations in the world and they will be competing with 6-time European Champions Portugal and Lebanon for the coveted Copa Lagos crown.
Commenting on Argentina’s participation in Copa Lagos said, “For the Argentine Football Association it is a great privilege to attend the competition that provides excellent facilities in Lagos. Copa Lagos is a wonderful competition that grows year after year and has welcomed the best teams in the world.”
Argentina go into the tournament with the aim of going a step further than arch rivals Brazil did last year, by winning the tournament. Dupiellet stated that Argentina’s ambition for the tournament was to win.
“The Copa Lagos fans have to be confident that Argentina will go to compete with the sole purpose of winning this tournament”.
Argentina will face stiff competition from defending Champions Nigeria and 6 times European Champions Portugal, this is something that Argentina’s Executive Chairman is wary of, “Nigeria is a giant that is awakening, Nigeria is a great team, very strong and experienced and Portugal is a world superpower,” he said.