Argentina's Lionel Messi gestures at the end of the goalless 2018 World Cup qualifier football match against Peru in Buenos Aires on October 5, 2017. / AFP / Eitan ABRAMOVICH
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Lionel Messi and Argentina's hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup were left hanging in the balance Thursday after another stalemate on a nail-biting day of South American qualifying action.Argentina were held to a 0-0 draw in Buenos Aires by Peru, leaving the two-time world champions outside the automatic qualification places as they head into the final round of fixtures Tuesday.The result left Argentina in sixth place in the standings.But with only two points separating third-placed Chile and seventh-placed Paraguay, the final standings could change dramatically depending on results Tuesday.However a victory Tuesday would guarantee Argentina at least fifth place in the standings, with Peru and Colombia guaranteed to drop points against each other in their final game.
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