In South America they are going to play the final matches of the qualifying round for the 2018 world Cup.
Hat-trick Lionel Messi has helped Argentina in the last moment to avoid a sensational failure in qualifying. Vice-world Champions, having won only 7 wins in 18 matches, took in the qualifying round in third place and guaranteed direct spots to Russia.
Following a sensational world Cup will be held without valid winners of the America’s Cup team Chile away with a crushing defeat at the hands of Brazil and fell to sixth place. Another loser were the Paraguayans who managed to lose to Venezuela and deprived himself of a place in the championship of the world.
Together with Brazil and Argentina from South America to Russia will go to the national teams of Uruguay and Colombia, and Peruvians in November waiting for the play-offs against New Zealand.
The results of the matches of the 18th round:
Brazil – Chile 3:0
Goals: Paulinho, 55, Gabriel BOM Jesus 57, 90+3
Ecuador – Argentina 1:3
Goals: Ibarra, 1 — Messi, 12, 20, 62
Peru – Colombia 1:1
Goals: Guerrero, 76 — James, 56
Uruguay – Bolivia 4:2
Goals: Caceres, 39, Cavani, 42, Suarez, 60, 76 Silva, 24 (goal), Godin, 79 (goal)
Paraguay – Venezuela 0:1
Goal: Herrera, 84
10 – Edinson Cavani (Uruguay)
7 – Felipe Caicedo (Ecuador)
7 – Gabriel BOM Jesus (Brazil)
7 – Lionel Messi (Argentina)
7 – Alexis Sánchez (Chile)