Argentina's World Cup hopes hang in balance after draw with Peru

07 October, 2017, 00:53 | Author: Anita Tucker
  • Pic Reuters

Lionel Messi's Argentina's World Cup hopes took a massive hit on Thursday after a shocking 0-0 draw against Peru in the presence of capacity crowd on home soil in Buenos Aires.

Peru, who last competed at a World Cup in 1982, held Argentina to a 2-2 draw in Lima one year ago. In the 10-team South American group, only the top four teams qualify automatically, with the fifth-placed side going into a playoff against the Oceania champions.

In the final round of matches on Tuesday, Uruguay face Bolivia, Peru host Colombia, Ecuador are at home against Argentina, Chile visit Brazil and Paraguay meet Venezuela.

Despite the 0-0 draw, one more round of qualifying fixtures remain, and Argentina will need to beat Ecuador in the thin air of Quito in the Andes if they are to have any hopes of boarding the plane to Russian Federation. Chile are third with Colombia fourth.

Amazon's price cuts at Whole Foods hit rivals
According to the statement "the investigation by the company is in process and it will provide extra updates as it learns more". Defecting customers in the week of the price cuts came from the wealthiest segment of each competing store's customer base.

"The team is furious, but when we win in Ecuador, we go to world Championship", said national coach Jorge Sampaoli defiantly.

The visitors appeared to have secured a point in the 84th through Romario Ibarra Mina, but Alexis Sanchez rescued the three points seconds later with a simple finish after Ecuador keeper Maximo Banguera palmed Felipe Gutierrez's shot directly into the Arsenal man's path.

Messi was held in check in a Barcelona win last week as Girona made a decision to man-mark him, but Peru's Gareca said he will not be giving special treatment to Argentina's captain. Argentina's last World Cup qualifying win in Quito came in 2001.

Argentina travel to eighth-placed Ecuador on the final day, for what is a hard road trip, while Paraguay technically have the easiest task, playing bottom of the table Venezuela at home.

Manhattan Beach Community Gathers to Honor Slain Women Killed in Las Vegas
Bill Muench, a teacher at Burr and Burton Academy, said he rememb ered Casey as one of his stu- dents. Parker graduated from Cheney High School in 2002.

In a cosmic turn of events, Gareca is involved yet again in a crucial Argentina-Peru match, only now, he's coaching Los Incas against his struggling homeland's side.

In other words, outside of Brazil, everything remains wide open in South America heading into the final matchday of World Cup qualifying.

And it's that defense that will now have to contend with Argentina's ridiculous talent in attack, centered as always around the incomparable Lionel Messi.

That game ended in a 2-2 draw with Argentina qualifying for Mexico 1986, while Peru went to the playoffs, where they lost to Chile.

Las Vegas shooting suspect's father was once one of FBI's Most Wanted
A woman tied to the man responsible for a massacre at a Las Vegas concert has a Memphis connection, FOX13 has learned. The wife of Stephen Paddock , a time desired by the forces of the order, was located "abroad", he said.

If Argentina draw, things get even more complicated.

Recommended:

  • Blade Runner 2049 director was

    Blade Runner 2049 director was "frightened" to take on the sequel

    But it's hard not to agree with the old blade runner who turns up late in the film and tells K: "I had your job once". Back in 2019 Los Angeles had a problem with four rogue replicants that had started trouble on a satellite colony.
    The battle between Walmart and Amazon just escalated

    The battle between Walmart and Amazon just escalated

    That's why my team spends a lot of time thinking about ways we can make deliveries faster and more convenient for customers. The retailer announced today that it has acquired technology-based, same-day, and last-mile delivery company Parcel .
    Lewis Hamilton on pole, Vettel last at Malaysian GP

    Lewis Hamilton on pole, Vettel last at Malaysian GP

    Similarly, Ricciardo managed to overtake Valtteri Bottas early on and held onto his position for the entirety of the race. It was Hamilton's fourth straight podium in Malaysia, fifth overall and seemingly one of the toughest.
  • Netflix is Increasing Monthly Subscription Prices

    Netflix is Increasing Monthly Subscription Prices

    The middle tier that enables Netflix watching on two devices simultaneously will go up from $9.99 per month to $10.99 per month. Stranger Things avoiding a sophomore slump in it's much- anticipated second season wouldn't hurt either.
    Equifax Retained Law Firm a Month Before Notifying Public of Data Breach

    Equifax Retained Law Firm a Month Before Notifying Public of Data Breach

    At a congressional hearing Tuesday, former company CEO Richard Smith described the executives as "honorable men, men of integrity".
    Giving blood for Las Vegas

    Giving blood for Las Vegas

    The gunman , identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock , showered a crowd with bullets from his Mandalay Bay hotel window. For families traveling to Las Vegas to assist those in need, we would like to offer free rooms.
  • Harry Kane ends his flawless  month in class apart

    Harry Kane ends his flawless month in class apart

    It comes over a longer period of time, but we have several people who can step into the fold. I want to keep getting better and better .
    United States  services growth remains robust, though future expectations ease

    United States services growth remains robust, though future expectations ease

    The PMI picked up to 53.6 in September, slightly better than expectations in a Reuters poll of economists for it to hold at August's level of 53.2.
    Gran Turismo Sport Demo Launching Next Week and Will Be Timed

    Gran Turismo Sport Demo Launching Next Week and Will Be Timed

    Players will have until October 12 to check the game out via the demo, but after that date the demo will no longer be available. We are excited to announce a free GT Sport 4-day demo, available via PlayStation Store from October 9th through October 12th.
  • Pulse Survivors React to Las Vegas Shooting

    Pulse Survivors React to Las Vegas Shooting

    Survivors of the Pulse Nightclub attack are responding to Sunday's Las Vegas massacre with words of support. By Monday morning, it had become clear this was America's deadliest mass shooting in history.
    Get your National Taco Day on with these Houston deals

    Get your National Taco Day on with these Houston deals

    This is hardly an exhaustive list, so be sure to poke around and call your local taco sellers to find more deals. Order the Taco Gigante for $12.99 and receive a voucher for a second one to eat later, if you're up to it.
    In Catalonia hosted a large-scale protest

    In Catalonia hosted a large-scale protest

    Seibert noted that Merkel wasn't seeking to mediate the dispute between Madrid and Catalonia's regional government in Barcelona. Their main goal was to show Madrid and the worldwide community that hundreds of thousands of Catalans support independence .


Popular

Alberta, NB premiers disappointed by cancellation of Energy East pipeline project
The National Energy Board ended up suspending the hearings into the proposed 4,500-kilometre pipeline and selecting a new panel. That pipeline, however, is now locked up in lawsuits , and the B.C. government is intervening in challenges to its approval.

Mike Pence: 'America Will Lead in Space Again'
Trump administration officials are pledging to send Americans back to the moon - and then on to Mars. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Mattis says staying in Iran deal is in USA interests
After Trump's new policy was announced, though, McCain applauded the president "for taking a big step in the right direction". India and Afghanistan have also been time and again charging their neighbour Pakistan with similar allegations.

Stones keen to replicate Manchester City form for England
Chelsea won the Premier League title with two games to spare last season after finishing seven points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur . Speaking to The Offside Rule Exclusives, he said: "I thought that was it at Manchester City ".

Head of Senate Russia probe: "The issue of collusion is still open"
Warner said that representatives from Twitter, Facebook, and Google have been invited to testify at a November 1 public hearing before the committee.

Alicia Keys and Stella McCartney united against breast cancer
The Pink Room is located at the second level of The Northwing (breastfeeding station/mall clinic). They also announced the Making Strides Walk.

Klopp Believes Liverpool Are Still Title Challengers Despite Poor Form
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has claimed his side are still title challengers despite their poor form this autumn. Gerrard has also been impressed with the manner of the player adding, "I love the player and I love the character".

SC to hear Rohingya refugees' plea on October 13
More than half a million Rohingya Muslims fled their nation's army as it advanced, crossing into neighboring Bangladesh. There are around one million Rohingya Muslims living in Myanmar .

Famous Five... Malaysian Grands Prix
But retired champion Nico Rosberg recovered to third previous year after a spin at the start dropped him to the back of the field. With less than 10 minutes before qualifying, Ferrari's mechanics hurriedly wheeled Raikkonen's vehicle back to the garage.

Republicans unveil almost $6 trillion tax cut
Two of the most popular deductions are explicitly being retained - for mortgage interest payments and charitable contributions. Republicans believe they will offset that lost revenue with increased economic growth prompted by the tax plan.