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Argentina secure a place in Qatar World Cup

Argentina secure a place in Qatar World Cup

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Argentina secure a place in Qatar World Cup

Argentina secured their place in next year’s World Cup in Qatar after playing out a goalless draw in their South American World Cup qualifying match against arch-rivals Brazil. With this, Argentina’s superstar striker Leon Messi has got his fifth and possibly last chance to win the World Cup title. Second-placed Argentina qualified for the tournament in Qatar after third-place Ecuador’s 2–0 football result win over Chile.

With Argentina now on 29 points and only four qualifier matches left, no more than two teams can leave the Messi-led side behind. Table-toppers Brazil has already made it to the World Cup. Four teams from South America receive direct entry into the World Cup, while the fifth-placed team plays in the intercontinental playoffs.

Brazil has 35 points which are six more than Argentina. These two teams have played 13 football matches which is one less than the other teams as the match between them in September was postponed only seven minutes later due to the COVID-19 restrictions. World Cup football body FIFA is yet to decide on this match. Ecuador is in third place with 23 points. Teams other than the last placed team Venezuela have a chance to qualify.

Colombia and Peru have 17 points, while Chile and Uruguay are sixth and seventh with 16 points. Bolivia (15 points) and Paraguay (13 points) also remain in the race. Bolivia beat Uruguay 3–0 and Peru 2–1 to Venezuela in another match, while Colombia and Paraguay ended in a goalless draw.

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