Argentina, Ecuador play to goal-less draw in friendly

Both Ecuador and Argentina will play another friendly on US soil in the next few days against a team that has already booked a berth in the World Cup showdown.

updated: November 16, 2013 19:14 IST
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United States: Argentina squad (file photo)An Argentina side without superstar striker Lionel Messi played Ecuador to a goal-less draw on Friday in an international football friendly between World Cup qualified teams.

Both South American squads are set for the global football showdown next year at Brazil, but they advanced in very different fashion.

The Argentine lineup set the pace in CONMEBOL qualifying, although World Cup host Brazil was not in the picture, while Ecuador taking the last of four guaranteed berths on offer, edging Uruguay on goal difference.

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