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Hat-Trick Hero Messi On Scoring Argentina To The World Cup

Hat-Trick Hero Lionel Messi Comments On Superb Display

By David Kappel - Oct 11, 2017 06:30 PM @kappilinho

Argentina's hat-trick hero Lionel Messi has commented on his Man of the Match performance against Ecuador, as well as almost missing out on the World Cup.

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The 30-year-old scored all three goals as Argentina came from behind to beat Ecuador 3-1 away from home to book their 2018 FIFA World Cup ticket for Russia.

The crucial win ensured that the South American giants finished in the direct qualification spots in the South American qualification table.

"This team deserves to be at the World Cup," Messi said, as quoted by the Argentina FA's official Twitter account and translated into English.

"(After the early goal) we reacted quickly to get back into the game.

"Let's hope we get a chance (to put the ghosts of the last World Cup to rest). We all hope for that."

Argentina entered the final qualification match day outside the qualifying spots – and not making it to Russia was a real possibility – but Messi insisted a World Cup without his country would have been "crazy".

"It would have been crazy had Argentina not made it to the World Cup. We played three finals and the group still has its doubters," he added.

Messi Breaks All-Time South American Record

The two-time World Cup winners qualified alongside Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia from South America, while Peru booked the playoff spot and Copa America champions Chile missed out.

Do you think Argentina could go on to win the 2018 World Cup? Have your say in the comments section below.


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7s4tena Joined: 09 Feb 2014
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7s4tena Oct 12, 2017 08:20 PM
Simply the best player ever in the whole world. I dont care whether he wins the Cowrld Cowp or not, Messi is a pure genius.
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MR E Oct 12, 2017 04:35 PM
It was going to be boring in the world cup without Messi, I'm glad argentina did make it!
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MR E Oct 12, 2017 03:51 PM
It was going to be boring in the world cup without Messi, I'm glad argentina did make it!
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Iviweluwalala Oct 12, 2017 01:37 PM
God will visit Argentine and humble the world by using his footbal angel Messi Mark my words people
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Unicorn Oct 12, 2017 08:01 AM
King Messi I Salute
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American man Oct 12, 2017 06:47 AM
I knew he wil do it...leo leo leo always full of surprises a magical man
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Boris Becker Oct 12, 2017 05:35 AM
My Lord
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Maj Oct 12, 2017 05:00 AM
im glad Messi uses 'we' if it was someone, he was gonna tell the whole world " i am the best"
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levibucs Oct 12, 2017 12:07 AM
Well done my boy...
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clemz7 Oct 11, 2017 11:04 PM
Argentina has a chance to win the world cup
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spanish laligabbva Oct 11, 2017 09:51 PM
Hatrick for masesi and Chile miss out
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Khosi-City Oct 11, 2017 09:45 PM
Best player in the world, he never disappoint
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Dunu-Rats-Slayer Oct 11, 2017 09:43 PM
Messi is the GOAT
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Voltaire Oct 11, 2017 09:25 PM
Yes he could but he needs his team, right now he is playing with a bunch of unmotivated lazy cows. Argentina will win the world cup.
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Mandie07 Oct 11, 2017 09:10 PM
He meant to say "A world cup without Messi would be crazy"
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#eddie Oct 11, 2017 08:55 PM
Argentina will win the WORLD CUP!!.....nd MESSI will make history....mark my words ppl!
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Madredz Oct 11, 2017 08:39 PM
Never.
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Masha t Oct 11, 2017 08:30 PM
Haters Knives were out before the game,now they r just f*rt*ng with jealousy
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Ntsika239 Oct 11, 2017 08:29 PM
@musah005 smaller than Austria? Hungary? Iceland? Which Portugal could not top a group with those team, they needed backdoors....u think Portugal can beat Ecuador, home?
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musah005 Oct 11, 2017 08:23 PM
A hat-trick against a small team, isn't what they as always say when cr7 has netted?So what's the story now after their favorite has done it?

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