Argentina boss Sabella sets sights on World Cup semi-finals

The South Americans have been drawn in a group with Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nigeria and Iran and the 59-year-old has outlined his desire to reach the last four stage of the showpiece

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has set his sights on reaching at least the semi-finals of this summer's World Cup.

Hosts Brazil are favourites for the upcoming tournament, with Argentina, Germany and reigning world champions Spain close behind.

And Sabella, whose team were drawn into a favourable Group F including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nigeria and Iran, has revealed reaching the last four is his minimum expectation.

"I don't promise the cup. We are thinking of finishing in the top four. And we want more," he told reporters
"We have to do better than the last World Cups."

Argentina have reached the quarter-finals at the past two World Cups, while the last of their two titles came in 1986.