Argentina Make it Into South Africa 2010, Beat Uruguay 1-0

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Another poor performance from Argentina, but for a second straight game, celebrations at the end of the bad game. Argentina were held back to their half and goal for most of the match by Uruguay, who missed some pretty comfortable chances throughout the game. Eventually, luck, or fortune, or some higher force, gave Maradona and his team the break they needed as Martin Caceres fouled Gutierrez on his way to goal and got himself sent off. From there, it took less then 60 seconds for Mario Bolatti to score the winner and put Argentina in the World Cup, Uruguay in the playoffs against Honduras or Costa Rica and Ecuador, who lost at Chile 1-0, out of the World Cup after two consecutive appearances. This makes Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Argentina the qualifying teams from the South American group, before the playoffs between Uruguay and a Central American team.

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