AR­GENTINA AND URUGUAY COL­LIDE IN WORLD CUP SOUTH AMER­ICA QUAL­I­FIERS

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Luis Suarez could yet line up against Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi (above) to­mor­row as South Amer­ica’s bat­tle for 2018 World Cup places re­sumes with Ar­gentina’s trip to Uruguay the pick of the ix­tures.

With lead­ers Brazil al­ready lock­ing up their place at next year’s tour­na­ment, at­ten­tion turns to the tus­sle for the three re­main­ing au­to­matic berths on of­fer in the marathon 10-team qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ment.

Colom­bia are sec­ond in the stand­ings on 24 points while Uruguay and Chile oc­cupy the other two au­to­matic spots on 23 points. It means that ifth-placed Ar­gentina have lit­tle mar­gin for er­ror as they head to Mon­te­v­ideo’s Es­ta­dio Cen­te­nario for the lat­est in­stal­ment of their his­toric ri­valry with the Uruguayans.

Ar­gentina have splut­tered their way through the quali iers so far, notch­ing only six wins in 14 games, but have shown signs of life un­der new coach Jorge Sam­paoli.

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