Road to 2018 Russia World Cup: South American Qualifiers

By Guest writer, Fri 08 September 2017 13:44

Road to 2018 Russia World Cup: South American Qualifiers 

Argentina Slipped Again

South American heavyweights Argentina and Chile disappointed their fans once again in their World Cup recent qualifiers. The Argentineans played to a one all draw in their clash against already eliminated Venezuela in Buenos Aires. Captain Lionel Messi’s side needed a win to keep up their hope for Russia 2018 a life. Prior to this game, they were sixth on the log standings and the draw took them to number five which out of the qualification zone. The next games for Argentina are tricky encounters against Peru at home and away to Ecuador. The team will need some real money online casinos gaming luck to qualify. These are in the coming month. Argentina has changed three coaches in this qualifier campaign.

Argentina started well but it was Venezuela that scored first.  A quick counter attack outclassed the Argentines defense and John Murillo put the ball past Sergio Romero into the back of the net. However, it was not so long till Argentina responded, it leveled matters within five minutes. Argentina is fifth in the South American qualifiers standings with 24 points in 16 matches.

Chile’s World Cup Dream Drifts Away

Chile is heading in the negative direction in their 2018 Russia World Cup finals campaign. Bolivia welcomed Chile in their home ground in La Paz. The home team emerged victorious with a 1-0 win and left the Chileans with heartbreaks and fear of not making it to Russia next year. Chilean side has failed to score in their two consecutive games. Things even got worse when their most influential player Alexis Sanchez got a yellow card, which rules him out for the next game against Ecuador. Their last game is a tough encounter away from home against Brazil next month. If there’s a national team to place your bets on, Brazil is the one, visit Canadian online gambling for sports betting and iGaming information. The Brazilians have never lost a World Cup qualifier at home. Brazil has already qualified and Chile is in sixth place with 23 points from sixteen matches.