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Argentina look up to Lionel Messi in do-or-die FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying

Oct 10, 2017 17:55 IST
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Argentina are facing a do-or-die situation in their quest to qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-17 World Cup as they take on Ecuador in their last qualifying game. Coach Jorge Sampaoli has challenged his Argentina squad to match the quality of star playmaker Lionel Messi. “If we are at Messi’s level, the match will go very well. The message I’m spreading to the players is that they have in one hand the altitude [of Quito], Ecuador, the challenges and the missed goals. But on the other hand we have our belief, our players and the chance to be 90 minutes away to the World Cup. We have Messi, all our different options and the fact that during the last two matches we have created 28 goal chances,” Sampaoli said. (Video credit: SNTV)