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Argentina beat Colombia in 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

16 Nov 2016 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers - CONMEBOL

After losing to Brazil in the previous match, Argentina bounced back with captain Lionel Messi scoring a goal in a 3-2 win against Colombia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

Messi's free kick in the 10th minute gave the hosts a 1-0 lead. Lucas Pratto scored a header in the 23rd minute while Angel Di Maria scored the third in 83rd minute.

In context: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers - CONMEBOL

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16 Nov 2016Argentina beat Colombia in 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

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