Lionel Messi gestures at the end of their 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Venezuela at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina-AFP
BarisalNews Desk: Lionel Messi’s Argentina are still a long way from guaranteeing their place in Russia next year. The hosts drew 1-1 with Venezuela on Tuesday.
As a result of it 2014 WC finalists shares their point with Venezuela. Missing the chance to take all three points left them fifth in the point table. They have two matches remaining, out of the top four spots which bring with them direct qualification for the finals.
Argentina had won all six of their previous home qualifiers against Venezuela. They were expected to do the same against the team that is bottom of the South American group and without a win in 10 games.