‘Football owed the World Cup to Messi’

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‘Football owed the World Cup to Messi’
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“I told the group: Messi did not owe the World Cup to Argentina, but football owed the World Cup to Messi.”

Coach Jorge Sampaoli was speaking after a Lionel Messi hat-trick against Ecuador – the 44th of his career – ensured  Argentina  survived a scare to reach the World Cup finals.

The 2014 runners-up began the day sixth in the group, knowing only a top-four place would see them qualify automatically for Russia.

They made a terrible start in Quito, conceding inside 38 seconds, but the Barcelona superstar led Argentina’s fight back to ensure they...


‘Football owed the World Cup to Messi’


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