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World Cup 2014: Ecuador Defeats Honduras, 2-1

New York Times - 20 Jun 2014
Honduras picked up from where they left off following a loss to France, committing a bevy of fouls early in an attempt to slow the skilled Ecuadorian forwards. For a side that needs to rely on its defensive efforts to win, the proliferation of fouls ...
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Ecuador 1-3 Argentina: World Cup 2018 qualifier – as it happened

The Guardian - 10 Oct 2017
That was quite a night of hot Conmebol action. Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia have qualified for the World Cup, while Peru will meet New Zealand in a two-legged play-off. If they win they will reach the World Cup for the first time since 1982 ...
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Chile beat Ecuador 2-1 to keep World Cup hopes alive

Eyewitness News - 06 Oct 2017
SANTIAGO - Chile survived a late scare to beat Ecuador 2-1 on Thursday and keep alive their hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia as they moved into third-place in the 10-team South American qualifying group. The top four teams qualify ...
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The USMNT is out of the World Cup. These teams aren't.

Washington Post - 11 Oct 2017
The U.S. men's soccer team will not be traveling to Russia for next year's World Cup, thanks to Tuesday night's dreadful 2-1 loss to tiny Trinidad and Tobago combined with wins by Honduras and Panama (the latter in part because of a goal that should ...
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Argentina used black magic as Leo Messi got them to the World Cup

101 Great Goals - 19 Oct 2017
In the aftermath of the Ecuador game, it's been confirmed that Argentina used black magic in Quito. The Argentine FA employed a so-called sorcerer, or healer, for their final World Cup qualifier. The sorcerer's name is Brujo Manuel, and according to ...
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Messi's influence on Argentina's World Cup qualification

The Daily Star - 17 Oct 2017
Things did not get much better when Argentina conceded within the first minute before Messi netted all three of Argentina's goals to drag them to the World Cup. How much influence did Messi have in the qualifiers? Messi's first goal against Ecuador in ...
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Jewish coach leads Colombia into soccer's World Cup

The Times of Israel - 15 Oct 2017
BUENOS AIRES — Led by its Jewish Argentine coach, Jose Pekerman, Colombia's national soccer team will play in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Colombia qualified for next year's World Cup in Russia with a 1-1 draw against Peru last week, in the final ...
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Lionel Messi shepherds Argentina to World Cup berth

Toronto Star - 11 Oct 2017
Lionel Messi scored all three of Argentina's goals during the 3-1 win against Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador on Tuesday, that advanced Argentina to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. "The nationality of the best player in the world is luckily Argentine," coach Jorge ...
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Brazil players, coaches unmoved by Argentina's World Cup plight

ESPN FC - 10 Oct 2017
Most eyes are on Argentina's match in Ecuador, played at 2,850 metres (9,350 feet) in the thin air of Quito. Brazil's archrivals are in danger of missing the World Cup finals for the first time since 1970. In other matches, which all start at the same ...
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World Cup Absent XI: Sanchez, Bale, Pulisic among stars to miss out

ESPN FC (blog) - 11 Oct 2017
One of the world's brightest young talents will have to wait at least another four years to make his mark on the biggest stage of all after the U.S. failed to reach the World Cup finals for the first time since 1986. Alexis Sanchez has won the last two ...

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