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Argentina's Lionel Messi (L) and Brazil's Fred vie for the ball during their South American qualification football match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the San Juan del Bicentenario stadium in San Juan, Argentina, on November 16, 2021. Image Credit: AFP

Montevideo: Argentina joined Brazil in qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Qatar despite the arch rivals playing out a dour 0-0 draw in San Juan on Tuesday.

Defeats for Uruguay (3-0 to Bolivia) and Chile (1-0 to Ecuador) ensured Argentina, unbeaten in 27 matches, booked their ticket, leaving just two more automatic spots available in South American qualifying with four matches left.