Ecuador’s triumph over Chile earns Messi’s Argentina World Cup qualification

Ecuador’s triumph over Chile earns Messi’s Argentina World Cup qualification
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Just like the legendary Diego Maradona depended on ‘Hand of God’ to triumph over England at the 1986 World Cup, so it was similarly as his legendary successor, Lionel Messi had to rely on Ecuador’s defeat of Chile to get a slot at next year’s World Cup.

On their own, Argentina could not beat the already qualified Brazil at San Juan in Argentina and settled for a goalless draw.

The atmosphere in San Juan was hot despite the cold and the approximate 10 degrees of temperature. 

People filled the Bicentennial of San Juan, more than 25 thousand people in the stadium, shouts of support at all times and fireworks during the anthem. 

The final party came an hour later, when Ecuador won in Chile and thus the pass from Argentina to Qatar 2022 was certified.

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