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Twice winners of the World Cup, Argentina were beaten finalists at Brazil 2014 and lost in the final of the last two Copa America.

Brazil have already qualified, but if they beat Chile in Sao Paulo, and Argentina defeat Ecuador, Messi's side can leapfrog the third-placed Chileans as they are separated by just one point.

And so, after 1970 the two times World Cup champion Argentina is now in doubt again about participating in next edition of FIFA World Cup.

A defeat in the final round of qualifying to be played at high altitude with some 9,000 feet above the sea-level, will put Messi and co probably out of the next World Cup in Russian Federation. I remain confident we'll be in the World Cup. With qualification secure, Brazil have taken the foot off the pedal, drawing with both Colombia and Bolivia.

Sadly, Sampaoli's arrival hasn't made things better, and the former Sevilla and Chile boss is still waiting for his first competitive win after seeing his team score only one goal in three games.

The match was played at La Bombonera, home of Boca Juniors, and only a win would be enough to put Argentina through.

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That question posed by Diego Maradona must haunt all of Argentina in the hours counting down to tonight's World Cup qualifier against Ecuador at nearly 3,000 metres above sea level.

Tite's men have only bragging rights to play for, but a win would guarantee automatic qualification for Chile.

"The team that hauled itself to the World Cup final three years ago was heavily reliant on the inspiration of Messi and the grit of Javier Mascherano". Even an Argentina tie would pull them ahead of Chile if Chile loses to Brazil by more than one goal.

Argentina could even pull-off an incredible comeback and qualify automatically if a few results in their group swing their way. Sampaoli praised Messi for playing with "great intensity", creating opportunities and putting balls "in places that were impossible" in the draw against Peru, and the whole of Argentina will be hoping the 30-year-old can recreate this form tonight.

Jorge Sampaoli's Argentina (25 points) are sixth following last week's goalless draw with Peru, but a win over Ecuador would see them rise above Colombia (26) or Peru (25), who are due to meet in Lima.

If Argentina loses, La Albiceleste do have a chance to qualify only if Paraguay loses and Peru loses by more goals than Argentina's loss.

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