I think Argentina team is too crap to win especially with the incredible progress and dominance of Europeans recently. Even Maradona himself wouldn't be able to win it with today's Argentina IMO!
Now stop your car there. Can you really say this?
What about Tevez, el Kun, LAvezzi, Higuain. (i know their all offenders, still impressive)
And what about other Argentinian teams that we've all said they were a super team and never did anything? (previous to messi)
You cannot go and say that, specially because you say many other things profesionally, you are venturing a big guess there.
Maradona was Maradona and may never be Messi or Pele but Maradona was Maradona. Messi will never be Maradona. Maradona will never be Messi.
But Maradona won a world cup and scored a spectacular goal against England, epic not only because he left 6 behind but by the way and style he did it. He was a natural.
Messi will be the best by the end of his era whether he wins or not a WC, but he will never be Maradona. Maradona was a natural, a born hero. Messi don't. He's different, perhaps the best, but he's not Maradona.
Winning a WC has his merit, let's not make it trivial.
Zidane, Ronaldo, Maradona, players that won a WC for their teams. Don't take that away from them.