World Cup qualifiers: Colombia, Ecuador shine; Argentina even better

Updated: 13 October 2012 08:44 IST

Colombia and Ecuador racked up impressive wins in South American World Cup qualifying on Friday, only to be overshadowed by Lionel Messi and his surging Argentina teammates.

World Cup qualifiers: Colombia, Ecuador shine; Argentina even better

Beunos Aires:

Colombia and Ecuador racked up impressive wins in South American World Cup qualifying on Friday, only to be overshadowed by Lionel Messi and his surging Argentina teammates.

Messi scored two goals and Sergio Aguero added another to overpower Uruguay 3-0, keeping the Argentines in first place in the qualifying standings for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Argentina has 17 points, one more than Colombia and Ecuador and five ahead of Uruguay and Chile.

Colombia defeated Paraguay 2-0, with Radamel Falcao scoring two second-half goal, while Ecuador defeated Chile 3-1, with Felipe Caicedo scoring either side of halftime and Segundo Castillo adding a late goal.

Bolivia was held 1-1 at home by Peru, in a result that did little for either of the two struggling teams.



Topics : Football Argentina Colombia Ecuador Lionel Andres Messi
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