Football Owe the World Cup to Messi
Lionel Messi became a hero in delivering the Argentine qualified automatically to the 2018 World Cup Sbo88bet.org. The Barcelona superstar contributed a hat trick to bring Tango a 3-1 win over Ecuador’s host at Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito on Wednesday (11/10/2017).
Facing the death match of 2018 World Cup qualifying zone Conmebol, Argentina must win over Ecuador if you want to qualify for Russia. Argentine supporters made anxiety after Romario Andres Ibarra Mina breaking goalkeeper Sergio Romero when the game has been running for one minute.
However, Messi eased the anxiety after scoring in the 12th minute. Eight minutes later, La Pulga scored both goals. Messi scored in the 62nd minute to ensure Argentina won 3-1.
The result puts Argentina in third place in the final standings Conmebol zone with 28 points. Argentina accompany Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
“World Cup football to Messi,” said Argentina national team coach Jorge Sampaoli after the game as reported by Soccerway.
“I told the team: Messi does not owe the World Cup to Argentina, but football owes the World Cup to Messi We have to help him be at the new World Cup, I am very excited to be in a group nearby,” he added.
After bringing Argentina to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Sampaoli now focus to fix the squad. “Argentina is taking a big step, I hope with the preparation time we have, we can be competitive as we are now,” he said.