Sports Headlines: Wednesday October 11, 2017.

October 11th, 2017 | by Obinna
Sports Headlines: Wednesday October 11, 2017.
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Messi takes Argentina to Russia.

Lionel Messi finally found his magic last night as he grabbed a much needed hat-trick to see off a stubborn Ecuador team and lead his country to the World Cup after Chile who were previously ahead of them on points lost to Brazil 3-0 to see them lose out in the qualifying race.


Robben retires from National Duty.

Netherlands failed to qualify for the World Cup despite beating Sweden 2-0 as their opponent move on by goal aggregate and Arjen Robben who will be no doubt distraught after scoring both goals and yet dropping out announced his retirement from country football after making 96 appearances and scoring 37 goals.

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Lewis Hamilton is looking Invincible.

Sky Sports had invited the F1 driver who is a current sensation to speak on his fantastic showings this term and  he hinted at experience, knowledge, technical support and speed and also taking each new track as a new opportunity as being the driving force behind his success. He currently leads the pole with outstanding laps at Sepang and Suzuka.


France March on to World Cup.

Antoine Griezmann and Oliver Giroud both scored for the French team against Belarus as they avoid engaging in the nerve wreaking play-offs to qualify for the FIFA World Cup next year.

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Aguero back in ‘light’ Training.

Manchester City are delighted with the news that their Striker Sergio Aguero is back working out albeit lightly in a bid to outrun time and get back quickly to full fitness from the injuries he sustained in the car accident last month.


Southgate says Harry Kane needs help.

Southgate mentioned that in other for Kane to rise to the peak of football names he had to show up at the World Cup with good performances that cannot be achieved alone without his teammates in top shape as he fingered Rashford, Sterling, Dele Alli and Lallana to help him shine.


Sadio Mane ruled out for six weeks.

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After being substituted early in Senegal’s win over Cape Verde, reports showed that Liverpool will have to do without Mane due to a hamstring injury he sustained in the qualifiers and will miss their encounter against Manchester United.


USA crash out of the World Cup.

For the first time since 1986, the USA national team will not be playing in a FIFA World Cup after they failed to beat Trinidad & Tobago. Trinidad & Tobago went into the match with the knowledge that they would not qualify no matter the result but yet for bragging rights sake, they beat USA 2-1.

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