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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

19:30 TODAY BT1

Holstein Kiel v Wolfsburg

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Holstein Kiel have not kept a clean sheet in their last five matches
Expert verdict
Bundesliga strugglers Wolfsburg are taking part in the promotion/relegation playoff for a second successive season but they hold a 3-1 lead after the home leg against Holstein Kiel and can finish the job successfully. Holstein are the top scorers in the Bundesliga 2 but their defence is far from perfect and may let them down again. Wolfsburg posted nine shots on target on Thursday and could be just as dangerous in the second leg, with the home side under pressure to take risks.

 

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