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Messi’s hat trick hands Argentina world cup ticket

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-Lionel Messi goals, drags Argentina into the World cup.

Argentina defeated Ecuador by 3 goals to 1 to seal qualification for the Russia 2018 World cup show piece.

The Argentine national team appeared to be on their way out of the World cup tournament when they conceded within a minute of the game but their talisman captain, Lionel Messi, rose to the occasion, equalizing 12 minutes into the match before grabbing a second and third goal later in the match to hand Argentina a passage into next year’s World cup tournament.

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Argentina coach, Jorge Sampaoli said: ‘Luckily the nationality of the best player in the world is Argentinian’.

‘We must be sure everything does not depend on Leo [Messi] but today he brought his great ability.

‘I told the group: Messi did not owe the World Cup to Argentina, but football owed the World Cup to Messi. ‘We should help him be in the World Cup.’

Source: Naija News