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Argentina will position itself for world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia after a hattrick of Lionel Messi

Argentina on the last match day of the South American kwalificatiepoule placed for the world cup in Russia next year. Also Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia go through.

Lionel Messi © Belga Image

Argentina had its fate no longer in own hands at the start of the party in the Ecuadorian capital city of Quito. And after a minute, it looked even less bright when Romario Ibarra Ecuador the lead. But Argentine captain Lionel Messi made that backlog single-handedly undo. The deadly partnership with Angel Di Maria made sure that La Albiceleste eventually Ecuador with 1-3 over the knee, and secured the third South American world cup ticket.

The battle for fourth place in the group was also still fully open. But Chile shot themselves in the foot by 3-0 to lose of Brazil, which already was placed. By the 1-1 draw between Peru and Colombia, address the Colombians the coveted fourth place that gives direct access to the world cup in Russia. Chile finished with as many points as Peru, but the Peruvians can have a better doelpuntensaldo present which they and not Alexis Sanchez and co the against New Zealand will include in the barrageduel for the world cup.

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