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Sports Football 20 Jun 2019 Argentina witness tw ...

Argentina witness two football ties in a day; Messi and men slump, women survive

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | CHETAN NAYAK
Published Jun 20, 2019, 1:37 pm IST
Updated Jun 20, 2019, 1:40 pm IST
While the Lionel Messi-led men's team drew and went to last position, the women’s team survived at the Womens World Cup 2019.
Argentina was forced to see two draws in a single day (Photo: AFP)
 Argentina was forced to see two draws in a single day (Photo: AFP)

Mumbai: Argentina, one of the prime nations when it comes to football are facing a rather crisis-ridden time at the moment.

The country, which ranks 11th on the FIFA global rankings, has been known throughout history for producing some of the best players who have not only graced the game but have carved their names on the pages of football history. This includes legends like Gabriel Batistuta, Diego Maradona, and current Argentine captain Lionel Messi.

 

However, Argentina was forced to see two draws in a single day. While the men’s team led by Lionel Messi barely escaped Copa America demise thanks to a penalty scored by the captain and a sublime save by Franco Armani, the women’s team kept their hopes alive at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019.

The team led by Florencia Bonsegundo, were down by 3-0 up until the 70th minute of the game. With 20 minutes to spare, Argentina went on to score three goals, including a controversial penalty, in the remainder of the match. They managed to draw the game and send Scotland home, eliminating them from the tournament. In the process, they set the record for the biggest comeback at the

 

The men’s team at the Copa America meanwhile, were already in deep trouble following their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Colombia, who now leads the group. After a draw against Paraguay, Argentina are now last in the group. The team now must win its match against Qatar on June 23 to stand any chances of progressing in the tournament.

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