World Cup 2018 Qualifiers : Argentina beats Chile 2-1

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FIFA World Cup 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018

SANTIAGO, Mar. 24, 2016 (AMP) — Russia 2018 (South American Qualifiers) : Argentina defeated Chile by a score of 2-1 (halftime: 2-1), in a qualifying game for the 2018 FIFA World Cup (Qualifying Tournament) on Thursday night at the Estadio Nacional de Chile in Santiago.

All the action happened in the first half, with goals from Ángel Di María ('20) and Mercado ('25).

The result put the Argentine fourth in the group with 8 points. Chile is 6th with 7 points. In their next game, Argentina will meet Bolivia at the Estadio Nacional de Chile on March 29, while Chile will face Venezuela.

Fixtures and Results : Qualifying Tournament

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Overview

Chile at the World Cup

  • 9 appearances (first in 1930)
  • 18 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
  • Statistics: Third Place (1962)

Argentina at the World Cup

  • 2 titles (1978, 1986)
  • 16 appearances (first in 1930)
  • 18 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
  • Statistics: Champions (1978, 1986) Runners-up (1930, 1990, 2014)
2018 World Cup Poster
Chile
1:2
Argentina
1:2 (1:2)
  • 24 March 2016
  • 20:30
  • Santiago

Qualifying Tournament

TeamPts
Ecuador13
Uruguay9
Paraguay8
Argentina8
Brazil7
Chile7
Colombia7
Bolivia3
Peru3
Venezuela0

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