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The coach has admitted that he is eager to see what his star-studded forward line of Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria can produce at the World Cup

Argentina trainer Alejandro Sabella has revealed his excitement at the prospect of seeing what his side's attacking players can do ahead of the World Cup.

Sabella's 23-man squad boasts the fearsome strikeforce of Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria, and the 59-year-old can't wait to get them on the pitch in Brazil.

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"There are some great players in this team, most of all the forwards," said Sabella.

"Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria, with them you are enthusiastic, I can't deny that even I am.

"Every fan is excited by the prospect of watching these players when they are in form."

Following a season interrupted by injury, Sabella insisted that Lionel Messi was fit and ready to perform in Argentina's bid to win their third World Cup.

"I can see that Lionel Messi is in good shape, happy and willing to work with all of us in order to have the best World Cup," he added.

And Sabella hopes there will be a mutual respect between neighbours Brazil and Argentina if they were to meet in the tournament.

"We know the high standard of Brazilian football but they also know the worth of Argentine football," he said.

"It's a rivalry that we will keep going on a strictly sporting level.

"As Argentines we hope that it will stay at that level, because we are brothers, the engines of Latin America. We depend on each other, to live better as people."

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