The question whether or not will Argentina make it to the World Cup is becoming even more interesting… will they make it, or shall we add them to the list of big teams missing World Cup 2018?
The Argentine national football team is getting further and further away from World Cup Qualification – according to the reports by online betting news in Argentina. The 14th match day is just over but the chances for Argentina to qualify to the World Cup directly are, well, not the best. In fact, they are getting worse and worse after each game due to their series of disappointing performances.
Four match left, 1 point behind Chile…can Argentina still qualify?
For Argentina qualifying for World Cup 2018 directly, they will need to finish at least in the 4th position. Currently, they are 5th. However, they are only 1 point behind Chile as they beat Vidal and his mates in the round before the embarrassing Argentine defeat vs Bolivia. They are also in 2 points advantage ahead of 6th placed Ecuador, so the last World Cup Qualifier match could end up being quite exciting…
Can they succeed even without Messi?
The good boy has been given a 4-match ban together with a CHF 10,000 fine. Why? Because Messi insulted the referee. The best and most humble football player of all time could not accept the fact that his team was not playing as he expected them to. Despite the fact that they beat Chile by 1-0 – thanks to Messi’s penalty.
He was yelling at the assistant referee at the end if the first half after a controversial yet very important throw-in. The legendary Argentine footballer literally told the referee that he should f*ck himself as well as his own mother. Of course, the good boy didn’t even get a yellow card for such a behaviour. Unfortunately, online gambling laws in Argentina are not as liberal as football laws when it’s about protecting Leo…
Despite the fact that sometimes he doesn’t know how to behave like a proper professional, yet his absence will be easily notable in the Argentine team. And was already, upon the Bolivia match, which was the first of Messi’s four match ban. He will miss the next 3 ones as well, against Uruguay, Venezuela and Peru. He will return to the last round against Ecuador.
Can Argentina make it to the World Cup?
While Argentina will be favourites against the latter two according to all online sportsbooks in Argentina, but they will play a tough game against Uruguay. Should they fail to win, their chances of World Cup qualification would become even worse. And Uruguay will not let them win as they will also be in desperate need of points as they are hoping to take the second place from Colombia.
Awesome South American football derby is waiting for us when Argentina will play in the next round. Do you think the end of that match will decide about which big teams will be missing world Cup 2018?? Who will you place your bets on? Which online sportsbooks will you choose to play at? Let us know what you think about the Argentina World Cup chances and overall the South American qualification group by leaving a comment below!