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Uruguay vs Argentina World Cup Qualifiers summary: score, goals and highlights

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Di Maria's early goal puts Argentina on brink of WC qualification

Uruguay 0-1 Argentina: as it happened

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If you've just joined us, you missed a tense affair to say the least. That being said let us welcome you here on AS English! You can still check our our text coverage of tonight's CONEMBOL qualifier for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar. Just be sure to have a look below and you can see just how the game played out!

Di Maria is the difference!

A Tidy performance

While there weren't many chances, Argentina will feel satisfied with the result. Playing on enemy ground La Albiceleste were able to subdue a plucky Uruguay side that had no shortage of fight. Perhaps one could even argue that Uruguay were unlucky but in truth aside from a moment or two in the first half they did little to create any real threat on the Argentine goal.

In the end it was an early goal that proved to be the difference between the two sides. A beautiful swerving effort from Angel Di Maria that will surely find it's way into the highlight reels this week. With that Argentina are just about about qualified while Uruguay will have to lick their wound as they prepare for a final battle for qualification.

90+5

It's all over. Argentina have won 1-0 against Uruguay in this CONEMBOL qualifier for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar!

90+5

Piquerez delivers a dangerous ball into the box but in the end it is smothered by Martinez in goal and the referee prepares to blow his final whistle.

90+4

Uruguay win a corner!

90+3

Leo Messi - who almost seems like a cameo appearance - finds a meter of space in front the area for himself but his shot sails well over the goal.

90+2

Uruguay are throwing everything at Argentina now but it may be too late. Caceres sees his speculative ball into the box cleared.

90+1

Alvarez is again in space! He controls a ball in the 6 yard box but sees his effort go frustratingly wide to the left.

There will be 4 minutes of stoppage time!

89

Molina seems almost savage on the field as he lays into Uruguay's Herrera.

87

Uruguay refuse to lie down as Alvarez collects a tidy pass on the edge of the area and then in turn unleashes a tricky shot on goal but Martinez produces a brilliant save to deny it.

WE are coming down to the end of this clash between two giants of South American football and its Argentina who leas Uruguay 1-0

85

Uruguay's next corner is much more productive. They are unlucky not to equalize as not to equalize though a bullet header by Alvarez. The ball goes just over the crossbar!

85

Uruguay's next corner is much more productive. They are unlucky not to equalize as not to equalize though a bullet header by Alvarez. The ball goes just over the crossbar!

84

The resulting corner comes to nothing as Argentina's defense easily clears to safety.

83

Uruguay win a corner!

82

We are closing in on the 90th minute here in this CONEMBOL qualifier for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar!

81

Arambarri - who just came in - sees his effort from distance go well over the goal. The idea was a good one.

80

Uruguay's Torres almost makes it in on goal but is finally halted by some resolute defending from Argentina.

77

Uruguay will also make a change though through necessity. Rodrigo Betancur just can't continue. He will be replaced by Mauro Arambarri.

77

It's the moment we thought wouldn't come. Lionel Messi is coming on for Giovani Lo Celso!

76

Argentina are in free flow as they slip Joaquin Crrea into the box. It's only an incredible save by Muslera in the Uruguay goal that stops his low shot!

74

Uruguay clear with ease.

74

Joaquin Correa tries a crafty pass into the box but Uruguay manage to clear for an Argentina corner.

72

Uruguay win a free kick in front of the area but Facundo Torres' resulting delivery only finds the hands of the the goalkeeper.

71

Rodrigo De Paul delivers a brilliant cross into the area but Uruguay's defense is aware of the the threat and manage to clear to safety.

70

A heavy foul by Nandez in midfield. He avoids a booking but he will want to be careful from now on.

69

Uruguay appeared to be through down the flank but in the end Nandez is blown for offiside.

66

Again Alvarez is in the mix. He will need to watch himself.

65

Alvarez introduces himself almost immediately as he makes a heavy challenge in midfield. The referee warns him.

63

Uruguay will replace Matias Vecino with Agustin Alvarez

61

Uruguay return to the flanks and Piquerez is able to get in a cross but in the end Martinez collects comfortably in goal.

60

Papu Gomez gives a clear indication of why he has become known for technical brilliance. He carves out a chance for himself after a great run to the top of the box. In the end his shot is well wide.

58

Uruguay are managing to stop Argentina but they are by no means imposing their own way on the game.

55

It proves to be Martinez's last effort in the match as he is replaced by Papu Gomez. Angel Di Maria - whose goal is the difference between the sides - is also replaced by Angel Correa.

54

Lautaro Matinez is over zealous and ends up fouling his defender after being played into space.

53

Uruguay have a decent shout for a penalty as their player is upended in the box but the referee waves for play to continue!

51

Alexis Herrera is called for a cynical foul in midfield.

50

Uruguay's Piquerez dances into the box and sends a fierce drive towards goal but his shot goes wide.

48

Martin Caceres has pushed his luck for the last time. The former Barcelona player had been testing the referee's patience in the first half and it seems to have caught up with him.

46

There was a halftime substitution with Paulo Dybala coming off for Joaquin Correa.

46

And off we go again! If you're just joining us, then let us welcome you here on AS English as bring you live text coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar qualifier between Argentina and Uruguay. Argentina currently leads 1-0 with qualification just about assured.

Uruguay will of course be telling themselves that there is something in this game to be taken. Will they be able to rally themselves is the question that remains to be answered!

What a goal!

A look at Angel Di Maria's fantastic goal in the first half.

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If you're just joining us, welcome to AS English and our live text coverage of this FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar qualifier between Uruguay and Argentina. We are currently at halftime and Argentina leads the game courtesy of an Angel Di Maria goal in the 7th minute.

45+2

The referee blows for half time and with that we stand here in at 1-0 with Argentina leading Uruguay in this FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar qualifier!

45

There will be two minutes of stoppage time!

44

Suarez again finds himself in space and has a shot at goal to boot, but his effort goes wide of the post as we close in on the end of the first half.

42

Matias Vecino collects an inventive pass just outside that box and has a decent effort at goal from distance. Emiliano Martinez will be patting himself on the back after a very good save.

39

Brian Rodriguez's corner comes to nothing and Argentina restart.

38

Suarez is again the protagonist as he collects a neat pass inside the area, choosing to immediately have a shot at goal. A last ditch block is all that saves Argentina and Uruguay have a corner!

36

Nandez again tries his luck with a searching ball into space but Argentina is conscious of the threat and manage to clear.

34

Brian Rodriguez - who is proving a real problem for Argentina - escapes down the wing and whips in a dangerous cross but it is cleared in the end.

32

Nandez gets into space down the flank and is able to loft a cross into the penalty area but unfortunately there is nobody on the receiving end.

30

Luis Suarez collects a lovely pass while moving into space and has a fierce drive from just outside the box. It bangs off the post and Argentina breathe a sigh of relief!

29

Angel Di Maria is played into space but his marker gets to the ball just before him. The ball  is cleared away.

28

Nahitan Nandez commits a blatant foul in midfield and the referee is left with no choice but to blow his whistle.

27

Lautaro Martinez is played through but is just unable to beat his final defender and Uruguay restart.

25

Argentina are growing in confidence and are beginning to take command of the game. Uruguay will want to consider the amount of space that they are conceding on the wings.

23

Lo Celso plays a beautiful cross to Di Maria but the PSG winger just cant get past Muslera in goal and the ball is lost.

21

Nahitan Nandez commits a heavy challenge on Argentina's Alexis Herrera in the middle of the field.

20

Though Argentina leads the two teams are evenly matched.This is a fixture that always produces fireworks and with that in mind we can expect twists and turns before its all over.

19

Bryan Rodriguez is blown for a handball. A touch of basketball in that.

18

After numerous verbal exchanges with the referee across the opening stages of the match, Paulo Dybala has finally found himself in the referee's book.

17

Again Lautaro Martinez finds himself in space and attempts to dribble past his opponent but in the end he is thwarted by the defense.

15

Argentina rebuild and play to to Lauraro Martinesz down the left side but he is called offside.

14

Suarez again shows his quality as he dribbles his way into the area but in the end his shot lacks accuracy as it flies wide of the post. It would have been a goal to remember had it found the back of the net.

12

Paulo Dybala commits a foul in midfield and Uruguay restart.

10

Suarez sees his shot sail just over the crossbar. Argentina to restart.

10

Rodrigo De Paul commits a heavy foul and referee Alexis Herrera blows his whistle. A free kick has been awarded to Uruguay.

7

After a brilliant team build up, Angel Di Maria rifles the ball into the top left corner of the net having received a lovely pass from Paulo Dybala. Argentina leads 1-0!

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Luis Suarez has a go at the Argentine defense but his attempt is put out for a corner.

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We are off and running here in this CONEMBOL qualifier for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar. If you're just joining us, welcome to our live text coverage here on AS English!

Argentina needs to focus

Argentina comes into the game having all but qualified but they will want to make a statement against a Uruguay side that has got decent results in recent times.

Here we have Uruguay's starting 11

Argentina's lineup for tonight

Argentina can prove a point.

Though there has been doubt about the availability of Lionel Messi, the visiting Copa América champions will be full of confidence as they look to extend their 25-match two-year unbeaten run. Though they are all but assured a place in next year's big event, ‘La Albiceleste’ are still in for a chance at topping the group ahead of arch rivals Brazil.

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Welcome to AS English and our live text coverage of this clash between South American giants of football. It's Uruguay vs Argentina in this FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar qualifier!

 

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