Captain Messi, however, continued the fine form he is showing with club side Inter Miami by scoring from a free kick after 77 minutes.
World Cup debutants Qatar and South America's lowest-qualifying nation Ecuador both know Sunday's opener is their best chance for a win in Group A before facing much scarier rivals.
Ecuador will play at the 2022 World Cup after FIFA dismissed an appeal in the case of Ecuadorean player Byron Castillo whom Chile claimed was ineligible for the qualifiers, world soccer's governing body said on Friday.
The Chilean Football Association has appealed FIFA’s June 10th decision to dismiss their complaint that Ecuador’s Byron Castillo was born in Tumaco, Colombia in 1995 and not in the Ecuadorean city of General Villamil Playas in 1998 as stated on his official documents.
rgentina got their World Cup qualifying campaign off to the perfect start on Thursday when Lionel Messi’s early penalty gave them a 1-0 win over Ecuador.
The company also announced the suspension of Saud al-Qahtani’s account over violating its platform manipulation policies.
Ecuador opened a "humanitarian corridor" to allow masses of migrants escaping Venezuela's free-falling economy to stream towards the Peruvian border Friday.
Officials from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru will meet in Bogota next week to seek a solution to a growing exodus of migrants overwhelming South American countries.
More than 200 Venezuelans crossed the border illegally into Ecuador on Tuesday, fleeing a deepening economic and political crisis at home
The square is the first to bear Egypt's name in South America
Sisi delegated Presidential Secretary Ahmed El Ansary to Ecuador's embassy in Cairo to convey his greetings on the occasion.
Ecuador on Friday confirmed the deaths of two journalists and their driver who had been kidnapped by renegade Colombian rebels.
Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno on Friday confirmed the deaths of three members of a journalist team kidnapped by renegade Colombian rebels.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed in a meeting with his Ecuadorian counterpart Maria Fernanda Espinosa ways of fostering bilateral ties.
With iconic tortoises, crested black iguanas, huge ocean manta rays, the Galapagos Islands are one of the most beautiful places you will probably never visit.
For millions of years, new-born hammerhead sharks have grown up in nurseries sheltered by the reefs of the Galapagos Islands, safe from all human threat.
Ecuador said Thursday it had granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
The activities of the Egyptian Cultural Week in Ambato city, Ecuador, are finalized.
If your country's national team has never qualified for the World Cup, they could do worse than appoint Hernan Dario Gomez as coach.
Lionel Messi never won a major tournament with Argentina’s first team and the player hopes to lead the team to a World Cup victory in Russia.