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World Cup qualifying: Argentina 3 Venezuela 0

By Football News



Argentina remain four points clear at the top of South American World Cup qualifying thanks to a 3-0 win at home to Venezuela.

Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain netted a brace in the victory at Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, while Barcelona star Lionel Messi was on target from the penalty spot.

The win on Friday saw Alejandro Sabella's team restore their buffer at the top of the CONMEBOL group.

Second-placed Colombia had briefly closed the gap to just one point thanks to a 5-0 victory at home to Bolivia earlier in the day.

Next up for Argentina is a potentially difficult assignment away to Bolivia on Tuesday.

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