Sampaoli perspective bad set of ‘superior’ Argentina in world cup qualification
Argentina suffered Wednesday against Venezuela (1-1) for the third time in a row and the tenth time in a total loss of points in the world cup qualification, but coach Jorge Sampaoli is not too busy for that bad series.
The team of star player Lionel Messi came into this interlandperiode previously no further than 0-0 on a visit to Uruguay. Against hekkensluiter Venezuela was an own goal need to be a point to tackle.
“It is now more difficult, because we had expected that we’d better be after the last two duels. Nevertheless, we were two times superior, only we could not in the score to express,” said Sampaoli.
The former coach of Chile realizes that he’s with Argentina would have had to win the on paper weaker Venezuela, but also finds that such a loss of points sometimes is inevitable.
“We have a big chance, but so is football. This can just happen, especially if you do have opportunities but they don’t finish.”
Argentina wins again not in world cup qualification
Argentina spilled points in the world cup qualification.
Against Venezuela it was 1-1.
Also, Lionel Messi was the difference.
Luis Suarez won Uruguay from Paraguay.
Colombia picked up, thanks to Radamel Falcao a point against Brazil.
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Due to the poor results, Argentina only fifth in the world cup qualification. The best four countries qualify directly for the world cup next year in Russia and the number five is sentenced to the play-offs. Argentina plays against Peru (home) and Ecuador (from).
“I hope that these setback us not in the war, and a too-heavy pressure,” said Sampaoli. “We have to be against Peru just the same way to play as against Venezuela.”
Argentina in 1978 and 1986 world champion. The South Americans were missing 47 years ago for the last time the global final tournament. Three years ago, the Argentina second after the semi-finals Orange off.
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