Lionel Messi’s Argentina qualify for FIFA World Cup 2022 despite plot with Brazil

Argentina drew 0-0 at home with Brazil in a stressful and pause-to-pause game on Tuesday (November 16), but outcomes in different locations supposed the point they earned used to be sufficient to real them a set in subsequent Twelve months`s World Cup in Qatar. Brazil, who assured their region final week, high the 10-personnel South American qualifying share with 35 parts and Argentina bear 29, six sure of third-positioned Ecuador. The pause four teams qualify robotically, and the fifth-positioned facet sprint into an inter-regional playoff.

Even the Argentine avid gamers did no longer know they had qualified till successfully after the match in San Juan. It used to be superb after Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia recorded wins later within the evening that the Argentines were mathematically assured of their set in Qatar.

The true files came after an enthralling and onerous fought game in western Argentina. Neither facet used to be ready to impose themselves in an even game with Fred’s second-half shot for Brazil that clipped the pause of the bar the closest either personnel came to breaking the deadlock.

Leaders Brazil held in a fancy scoreless stalemate to depart Argentina on the cusp of #WorldCup qualification @CONMEBOL | @Argentina | @CBF_Futebol

— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 17, 2021

The goalless plot in San Juan capability Argentina are the truth is 27 fits unbeaten, a droop stretching assist more than two years. The final time Brazil and Argentina played a match, the action lasted accurate five minutes. The game in Sao Paulo used to be lower short by officials who invaded the pitch and stopped the game, accusing the Argentine avid gamers of no longer following the finest COVID-19 quarantine principles. The match this time used to be hotly anticipated and while it lacked targets, it did no longer lack action.

Meanwhile, Bolivia scored twice within the principle half then overlooked a penalty and had a particular person sent off in a 3-0 elevate over Uruguay on Tuesday, a consequence that revived their World Cup qualification probabilities and dealt a blow to their rivals’ hopes of constructing Qatar 2022. The defeat marked the principle time Uruguay had lost four qualifiers in a row and extra tightens the South American flee for a set in subsequent Twelve months’s finals.

Bolivia sprint to 15 parts from 14 games, one point within the assist of their opponents, who’re stage on 16 with Chile and Colombia. The pause four qualify robotically for Qatar, and the fifth-positioned facet sprint into an inter-regional playoff.

Brazil are the correct country out of the 10 South American sides to bear assured their set at the finals up to now. Peru additionally boosted their chances of qualifying with a 2-1 elevate away to backside facet Venezuela.

Gianluca Lapadula build the pals in front with a header after 18 minutes accurate for Darwin Machis to equalise seven minutes into the second half.

(with Reuters inputs)

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