World Cup: A “special” match between Argentina and Chile in the South American qualifiers



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Messi gives Argentina the lead from a penalty kick

The Argentine national team star, Lionel Messi, said that the match in which his country drew against Chile in the World Cup qualifiers was “special”, because it is the first match for Argentina, since the death of the legend, Diego Maradona, the former captain.

Maradona died at the age of 60 in November after suffering a heart attack.

Messi gave his country the lead from a penalty kick in the 24th minute of the match, but Alexis Sanchez equalized the result in favor of Chile, and prevented Argentina from occupying the first place in the group at the expense of Brazil.

Messi said: “It’s a special match because it’s the first game we’ve played since Maradona left.”


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