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Joe B. Hall, who led Kentucky to 1978 NCAA title, dies at 93

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without coach Lionel Scaloni and Captain Lionel Messi will compete Argentina to the World Cup qualifier in Chile.

Lionel Scaloni wird Argentiniens Nationalmannschaft in Chile nicht betreuen können. © Picture Alliance / Associated Press Lionel Scaloni will not be able to serve Argentina's national team in Chile.

also Messi is missing in Chile

Because of a positive corona test, the Argentine national team must refrain from the 19th matchday of the World Cup qualifier in South America on their national coach Lionel Scaloni. "I want to clarify that I'm fine, I'm unread, but the PCR test is still positive," said the coach on Wednesday. "That's the problem. I'm actually in a condition to be there at the game, but you will not enter me like Chile."

In the game on Thursday in Calama in Chile, Captain Lionel Messi is missing. The attacker had been infected with the coronavirus at the end of last year at home leave in Argentina. The recovery lasted longer than expected and the 34-year-old missed several games of his club.

Argentina is just like Brazil qualified for the World Cup in Qatar end of the year.

Ecuador draws Brazil and nears WCup; Argentina sinks Chile .
SAO PAULO (AP) — Ecuador is one win away from returning to the World Cup after a 1-1 home draw with South American qualifying leader Brazil on Thursday. Coach Gustavo Alfaro's team will qualify to play in Qatar if it beats Peru next week. Chile, once a force in the region, saw its chances shrink dramatically after a 2-1 home loss to second-place Argentina. The Chileans will have to pull good results at Bolivia and Brazil, with their last match in the competition likely to be in Santiago against bitter rival Uruguay. Uruguay rose back to contention after a 1-0 win at Paraguay, with a goal by veteran Luis Suárez.

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