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Russia World Cup 2018: Lionel Messi’s hat-trick qualifies Argentina

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Russia World Cup 2018: Lionel Messi's hat-trick qualifies Argentina
The Argentine genius, Lionel Messi scored a superb hat-trick to qualify his country for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Coming into the game against Ecuador, Argentina’s chances of qualifying for the World Cup was very slim for the first time since 1970. Haven started the World Cup qualifiers poorly, .

However Messi’s brilliance was the magic the South American nation needed.

The five-time world player of the year equalised after 12 minutes when he converted Angel di Maria’s assist haven conceded ë8 seconds from kickoff.

Messi scored the second goal eight minutes later with a powerful strike from the edge of the bix before a fine solo goal in the second half sealed the Argentina’s qualification to Russia next summer.
Russia World Cup 2018: Lionel Messi's hat-trick qualifies Argentina
However, Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Chile are out after losing 3-0 in Brazil.