There are already 23, for Russia 2018

This week's sport was intensely lived in the country, the qualifying rounds have ended in qualifying for the most anticipated sporting event on the planet, the World Cup which will be hosted by Russia between June 14 and July 15, 2018 .

 

There was danger, could be left the two best soccer players in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, but in the end it was not, but in the playoffs happened everything, we go there.

 

First Portugal, Cristiano although he did not score his ticket to Russia as the Luso managed to beat Switzerland two by zero, and be first group. To point out that Europe are already classified Spain, Germany, current champion, England, France, Poland, Belgium, Serbia and the amazing Iceland.

 

In Europe there are only four tickets to eight teams, Italy, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Denmark, Croatia, Greece, Sweden and Switzerland, the draw for the play-offs will take place in Zurich on October 17.

 

By Africa, Egypt and Nigeria, three places remain to be defined, Asia are Japan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea, and for our CONCACAF area, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama will play, while Honduras will play the playoffs against Australia, here the news was the elimination of the United States.

 

But the really good thing happened here in our continent, the last date came with options, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Argentina, all of them playing three tickets, two direct and one to the playoffs.

Chile was crushed by the king of the tie, Brazil, 3-0 and left out, painful for the double champion of America and the end of a generation of legend like Claudio Bravo, Arturo Vidal, Alexis Sánchez or the magician Valdivia.

 

Paraguay disappointed their country by not being able to win at home to Venezuela and to lose the repechaje, something did by the heroic Peruvians, when drawing with Colombia, occupant of the fourth place in dispute. Thus arrived in Russia, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia, Peru will play in the playoffs against New Zealand on November 17 and 20.

 

But I want to stop the party that drew the attention of the world and of many, many people from Argentina to Ecuador. The albiceleste was in danger, he had to win compulsory in a field where he did not win since 2005, they entrusted to Lionel Messi, and for the first time on the 10th, he reached zero hour as good as it is.

 

Ecuador silenced everyone, who saw 41 seconds into the game, drop the first goal in Argentina, but if they had not gone before Lionel knew that was his last chance, and did not waste it, and first tied , with a nice combination with Dí Maria, then it was Enzo Perez who helped him in the second of the night, and then it was he himself who left three rivals behind him to get a goal that still goes around the world, hat trick, for the story, for the first time, Messi turned the criticisms of his country in cheers of joy and gratitude, maybe now on the 10th, the flea that seeks the world that resists, respire quieter with the shirt in tow, and is leaving behind the elongated shadow of Maradona.

 

Undoubtedly the world is a party and is already lived passionately, in December will be the draw of the 32 teams classified, and although big stars are dangerous and others are already out, subject with which I will return next week, at least we will have in Russia the three best soccer players in the world, Neymar, the Brazilian flag, Cristiano the Soul of Portugal, and Lionel Messi, the hope of Argentina, just wait a little longer, so far the three have already fulfilled.


Translated by Ada Iris Guerrero