Chile’s hopes of making December’s World Cup look slim after a Ben Brereton Diaz goal could not prevent a 2-1 qualifying defeat by Argentina. Argentina, who have already made it through to the World Cup with Brazil beat Chile who is fighting to make it through to the World Cup.
Argentina Beat Chile to Seal World Cup Qualifier Spot
Argentina played without their star player Lionel Messi after his recent Covid infection, but Paris St-Germain winger Angel di Maria opened ’the scoring with a curling shot. Before Inter Milan star player Lautaro Martinez restored the victory after Blackburn’s Brereton Diaz levelled the scores in the 20th minute of the game.
The top four nations will automatically advance to the finals in Qatar, with the fifth-placed team going into a play-off with a team from the Asian confederation. Argentina, along with fellow continental superpowers Brazil, has already qualified. Ecuador, who drew with Brazil thanks to a late header from Felix Torres to level scores with Brazil for Ecuador.