World Cup in Russia without Argentina and Messi?!

The 16th round of football qualifications for the 2018 World Cup in Russia was done by South American teams. They remain interesting, as they have, in addition to Brazil already, a chance to break into the championship as many as seven teams. Argentina with Lionel Messi is at the forefront of the extra qualifications for the Mundial for the moment.

Lionel Messi (Photo: AP)

The two world champions Argentina are currently not in a position that many would envy for them, since they are only fifth in the South American qualifications after the last-minute draw against the last-placed Venezuela (1: 1), which in terms of the competition system means additional qualifications for the World Cup against New Zealand. Goste from Venezuela led Jhon Murillo in the 49th minute , a goal in his own net Rolfa Feltscher in the 54th minute prevented the home defeat of the team, gathered around the star of Barcelona Lionel Messi .

With only 24 points, Argentina is now fifth in the rankings. Only the first four teams are directly in the championship, while Argentina play in the last two games against Peru and Ecuador. Two victories are practically necessary. Chile, which is in the sixth place, will have to make more effort to qualify for the championship. The championship is reliably ranked Brazil, followed by Uruguay, Colombia and Peru. Colombia played 1: 1 with Brazil last night. After the Neymar draw, Willian hit Willian at the end of the first half. Radamel Falcao was noted down as the scorer . James Rodriguez,after a five-week break due to injury to his thigh muscleshowed his knowledge and was the best player of the Colombian team with some top-ranked moves.

After defeating home soil with 0: 3 against Paraguay, Chile continues to stay in the place that does not lead to the mundial, as it is the sixth. At 3600 meters above sea level in La Paz, this time Chileans lost 0: 1 to Bolivia. The only goal was scored by Juan Carlos Arce after a penalty kick . With domestic competitions against Ecuador and Brazil, Chile is not eager for the easiest schedule, while there are fewer opportunities to qualify for the SP, but there are also teams from Ecuador and Paraguay. For now, only Bolivia and the last Venezuela have been written off.

Results of the 16th round: 
Bolivia – Chile 1: 0 (0: 0)
Colombia – Brazil 1: 1 (0: 0)
Ecuador – Peru           1: 2 (0: 0)
Argentina – Venezuela 1: 1 (0: 0)
Paraguay – Uruguay       1: 0 (1: 0)

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