Venezuela 1-0 Argentina

Argentina are gradually emerging from their Copa America nightmare and are gunning for Venezuela on Tuesday as they seek three FIFA World Cup™ qualifying points to add to Friday’s impressive start against Chile.

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Argentina 4-1 Chile

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi enjoyed a commanding debut as Argentina skipper as his country opened their 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying campaign with a 4-1 win over Chile.

Messi scored once while Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain hit a hat-trick to give new coach Alejandro Sabella a triumphant start in his first competitive match in charge. Argentina‘s Spanish club influence was completed by Angel Di Maria setting up two of the goals for his Real Madrid teammate Higuain.