Argentina and Chile both face a significant World Cup qualifiers throughout the following week that will decide if Lionel Messi and Alexis Sanchez represent their nations in Russia next Summer.
Argentina go up against Peru, who are one place above them in fourth, on Friday, before a final game against Ecuador five days after that could prove decisive with reference to whether Messi’s side meets all requirements to qualify for the prestigious 2018 tournament in Russia.
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) September 6, 2017
After the latest round of matches, this is how the South American qualifying table looked:
Chile, then again, sit in 6th place in the CONMEBOL standings. They go up against Ecuador in Santiago on Friday before completing the qualifying round with a daunting outing to Brazil on October 11.
The top four sides automatically qualify for Russia 2018, while the side in the fifth position face a two-legged play-off against Oceania winners New Zealand in November.
The two teams will be hoping results in other games help them to out, however, Argentina and Chile, as well as Messi and Sanchez, will like to put in strong performances and win two wins out of two throughout the following seven days.