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Argentina are 12-1 to win next summer's World Cup in Russia after a 3-1 win over Ecuador on Tuesday ensured their presence at the finals.

A Lionel Messi hat-trick meant the Albiceleste finished fourth in Conmebol qualifying to seal automatic qualification.

It could have been so different. 

Argentina, who had to win to have any chance of qualifying, fell behind after just 40 seconds to a Renato Ibarra strike before the Messi masterclass saved his country's blushes.

Match in Focus

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Crotone v Spal

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Crotone have only scored three goals in their last six home matches
Expert verdict
Three successive defeats to nil have seen Spal get detached from safety but they can stop the bleeding by getting a point at the team immediately above them. Crotone blew their chance of opening up a gap with the bottom three by losing at Benevento last weekend while Spal have to be heartened by the manner of their 1-0 loss at leaders Napoli.

 

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