In what was the most important match for Argentina, the leader Lionel Messi delivered when it mattered the most.
Scoring a hattrick against Ecuadaor after having fallen within a minute off a strike from Ecuador’s Romario past Argentina’s Romero.
But the La Albiceleste did what he do best with the kind of attacking talent at their disposal. In the 11th minute, the little magical man, Leo picked up a pass ofrom Di Maria and slotted it home.
The second goal had Messi’s signature written all over it as Messi pressed hard high into the Ecuadorian backline and after getting the ball off of Ecuador, the goalkeeper Banguera had no chance.
The third goal was Messi just stomping his authority as he chipped past the goalkeeper after wrong-footing the three defenders that were marking him.
The win against Ecuador ensure that Lionel Messi & co head to Russia after securing a top four finish to the qualification stage.
England had a great start to its FIFA U-17 campaign winning 4-0 against Chile. Chile had a bad day at defence with the Chilean back four in dissarray and was caught out of position several times. The nail in the coffin was Julio Borquez’s 79th minute red card. Jadon Sancho scored two for the Three Lions and Hudson-Odoi and Angel Gomes scoring one each.
In another match of the Group F, Iraq claimed its first points in the World Cup finals holding Mexico to a 1-1 draw.
In Group E, France was firing as they beat New Caledonia by 7-1 with the help of two own goals and forward Gouiri being a force infront of the goal netting two chances while, Gomes, Maxence and Isidor scoring one each. New Caledonia’s Wadenges got a consolation goal at the 90th minute.
Japan beat Honduras by 6-1 with a hattrick from Keito Nakamura in the first half sealing the deal.
India will be playing Colombia in a Group A match, and having lost the first match against USA, the Indian Colts will be eager to bounce back from the loss.
FC Barcelona’s new manager Ernesto Valverde is on way to become a fan favourite at the Camp Nou after winning the International Champions Cup beating Clasico rivals Real Madrid in the Finals at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami.
Spanish Giants, FC Barcelona have beaten Juventus from Italy and Manchester United from England before the clash against Real Madrid. The full team was ready for the clash and even the rumour struck Neymar is in good form. If the team continues to gel and play with such determination, the old Catalunyan team is set to clinch the Spanish League from Real Madrid, after narrowly missing it in the last season.
The finals featured goals from Messi, Rakitic and Pique from the Blaugranas and from the Los Galacticos side, Kovacic and Asensio scored. The winning team played their full team while Real Madrid rested Kroos and Isco. Cristiano Ronaldo is still out on vacation, but the Royals of Madrid will be hungry to put their best foot forward following one of their best seasons in decades.
The Spanish Liga Santander will begin on 20th August 2017.