However, coach Alejandro Sabella surprised many when announcing his provisional 30-man squad, as he was unable to find a place for Carlos Tevez, with the Juventus striker's 19 Serie A goals not enough to earn a call-up.
Instead former Wigan front-man Franco Di Santo was named among the 30 after a season with Werder Bremen which saw him net four times in the Bundesliga.
Yet goals should not be a problem for a side who boast Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Angel Di Maria - scoring them, at least.
In defence is where the major question marks remain for the Albiceleste and, having not been capped for nearly three years, Manchester City's Martin Demichelis has earned a recall to try to add some solidity at the back.
Indeed, during qualifying Argentina struggled to keep clean sheets, with only three in their last 11 matches.
In theory it did not do them much harm as they comfortably finished top but that may be an important factor to consider when it comes to the latter stages of the World Cup.
The group stage, however, should prove extremely straightforward, with the South Americans drawn alongside Nigeria, Iran and Croatia.
Argentina are offered at just 2/9 (1.22) to finish top but perhaps more tempting is the price of 7/2 (4.50) for Sabella's side to be the highest-scoring team in the competition.
Given the calibre of their opponents, one could readily expect such a talented side to enjoy at least a couple of high-scoring victories which could well be enough to prove this particular selection correct.
|Argentina's World Cup Squad - 9/2 with Paddy Power|
|Sergio Romero||Ezequiel Garay||Fernando Gago||Sergio Aguero|
|Mariano Andujar||Federico Fernandez||Lucas Biglia||Lionel Messi|
|Agustin Orion||Pablo Zabaleta||Javier Mascherano||Ezequiel Lavezzi|
|Marcos Rojo||Ever Banega||Rodrigo Palacio|
|Jose Maria Basanta||Angel Di Maria||Gonzalo Higuain|
|Hugo Campagnaro||Maximiliano Rodriguez|
|Nicolas Otamendi||Ricardo Alvarez|
|Martin Demichelis||Augusto Fernandez|
|Gabriel Mercado||Enzo Perez|
|Lisandro Lopez||Jose Sosa|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV presenter in Madrid