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No Messi in 2018 World Cup? Argentina in danger of failing to qualify for Russia after Peru draw - Daily News & Analysis

Will there be no Lionel Messi in World Cup 2018? Argentina are in serious danger of failing to reach the 2018 World Cup finals after being held to a 0-0 draw by Peru on Thursday. Messi's side are on 25 points in sixth place in the 10-team South ...and more »

Argentina draw with Peru, World Cup hopes in balance - The Hindu

With one round of games remaining in South America's qualifying tournament, Argentina are outside the qualification places. The prospect of a World Cup without Lionel Messi edged nearer to reality on Thursday as Argentina struggled to a 0-0 draw with ...and more »

2018 World Cup Qualification: Argentina Hopes On Line In Crucial Peru Clash - NDTVSports.com

Argentina's stumbling 2018 World Cup qualification campaign faces another awkward hurdle on Thursday as the misfiring South American giants take on in-form Peru in Buenos Aires. The 2014 World Cup finalists have lurched from one disappointment to the ...and more »

World Cup 2018 qualifying: 10 things to look out for in this week's games - The Guardian

Lose or draw at home against Peru in their penultimate qualifier and Argentina could find themselves relying on favours from others just to make the play-off place for Russia that would pit them against New Zealand. Peru currently occupy the fourth and ...and more »

FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Argentina's ticket to Russia in jeopardy after draw with Peru - Firstpost

Buenos Aires: The prospect of a World Cup without Lionel Messi edged nearer to reality on Thursday as Argentina struggled to a 0-0 draw with Peru which left their qualification hopes hanging in the balance. Despite dominating possession in front of a ...and more »

World Cup 2018 betting features & articles - 101 Great Goals

Placed in Group F, Germany are predicted to smash through Mexico, Sweden and South Korea with group outright betting odds of 10/21. However, they've got stiff opposition with Brazil's national side. Some major betting sites are tipping Brazil to win ...and more »

Ricardo Gareca edges Peru to the brink of a rare World Cup qualification - The Guardian

Ricardo Gareca is scathing about football in his homeland. “Argentina has the best players in the world,” he said this week, “but they have not made a team and that is the problem they have today.” That's why the side Gareca manages, Peru, lie above ...and more »

Argentina Vs Peru: All the nicknames to know before the big game - Economic Times

Poetic epithets have played no small part in the romance of football. Pele was the Black Pearl. Maradona was El Pibe de Oro (The Golden Boy). Johan Cruyff was The Flying Dutchman. Nicknames will once again be conspicuous on Friday morning, when ...and more »

Messi's World Cup dream in danger as Argentina draw blank - RTE.ie

Jorge Sampaoli has admitted Argentina are in an uncomfortable position after a 0-0 draw against Peru left them dangerously close to failing to qualifying for the World Cup. Sampaoli said Lionel Messi's team was "angry" with the result, that came in ...and more »

Argentina 0 Peru 0: Lionel Messi left with World Cup hopes hanging by a thread after draw at La Bombonera - The Sun

ARGENTINA'S World Cup hopes hang by a thread after being held at La Bombonera. Peru withstood everything Lionel Messi could throw at them - leaving Jorge Sampaoli's side outside of all five qualification spots because of results elsewhere. Lionel Messi ...and more »