Argentine Football Association (AFA) president Claudio Tapia believes reaching the World Cup semi-finals is a good target for the nation.

The 2014 runners-up are not considered among the hot favourites for the tournament in Russia, having struggled through qualifying.

Tapia said the semi-finals were a realistic target for Argentina, who face Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria in Group D.

“Being in the top four is a positive goal,” he told TyC Sports.

Lionel Messi will again lead Argentina as he continues to look for a first senior trophy with his nation.