Only nine places remain for next summer's World Cup

Lionel Messi

"We must analyse everything that has happened so far and improve", he said.

The All Whites' intercontinental playoff opponent has been decided after an intense final round of matches in South American qualifying.

Lionel Messi threw his shirt at Argentinian fans: the suffering was over and it was time to celebrate the Albiceleste's last-gasp qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, but also in full knowledge that many things will need to change before June.

Messi rounded off his night with a third goal, similar to his second, running past the Ecuador defence to place the ball past the keeper and send Argentina fans into ecstatic celebration.

Given Argentina's World Cup tradition, the 3-1 win earned against Ecuador with Messi's hat trick was little short of mandatory.

In the 12th minute of the game, Messi scored his first goal and equalised for Argentina. Lionel Messi Takes Selfie With Crying Young Fan After Being Dragged Away by Security Guards in This Video. Messi tapped in a low-footed goal.

The 30-year-old made history doing that.

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Argentina scored only 19 goals in its 18 games in South American qualifying, tying with Paraguay for the second-worst record.

While Messi scored his first ever hat-trick goals in 2007 for FC Barcelona, his first worldwide Hatrick came against Switzerland in a friendly match. His Argentina team has gone through multiple coaching changes and played awful soccer in the wake of Messi and some of his teammates threatening to retire due to poor management by the Argentinian FA.

Lionel Messi missing out on the World Cup would be a disaster for all of the people who make money off it.

Had Argentina need to go through the play-off then it may have been a different matter entirely, as votes would have been cast ahead of his decisive intervention (assuming he made one).

Ronaldo sent Portugal to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with a blistering hat-trick against Sweden.

At a crucial moment, Argentina needed Messi to step in and avoid what could have been a humiliating exit. This was the match where Messi overtook Telmo Zarra as the player with the most hat-tricks ever in Spanish football.

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