Argentina drew 0-0 at home with Brazil in a tense game on Tuesday but what they earned was enough to secure them a place in next year’s World Cup in Qatar.

Brazil, who guaranteed their spot last week, tops the 10-team South American qualifying section with 35 points, and Argentina has 29.

The last time Brazil and Argentina played a match, the game lasted just five minutes. The game in Sao Paulo was stopped by officials who invaded the pitch, accusing the Argentine players of not following the proper COVID-19 quarantine rules.

Messi was back to full fitness to start his first game since October but the Paris Saint-German striker was quiet until the final seconds of the match when he forced Alisson to get down to save a rasping shot from 20 meters.

“I gave it all I could,” Messi said. “This was a very intense game … It’s been a while since I’ve been out [injured] and it’s not easy to play in a game that demands this kind of pace.

Lionel Messi is heading to the 2022 Qatar World Cup and it’s his last World Cup also for the football stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar JN.


  • Mehr Ali is a Journalist, photographer, and football player.