U2 yield to Messi fever, delay Argentina concert

U2 yield to Messi fever, delay Argentina concert

U2 delayed last night's Buenos Aires performance of their The Joshua Tree Tour so that local fans could watch their national soccer team compete in a desperate final match of World Cup qualifying play.

"It was important for us that everything went well and when everybody is together in the same direction, it is a lot easier for us".

Needing a win against Ecuador on the road and with their fate not in their own hands, Argentina ran the risk of missing out on the World Cup. "We know that we can get better". "I hope that with the time to prepare that we'll have, we can be competitive (in Russia) like we were today".

Argentina beat Ecuador 3-1 on Tuesday to clinch a place in Russian Federation in a must win match for the underperforming side.

Having underwhelmed during qualifying, Jorge Sampaoli's side eventually finished third to join Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia in qualifying from South America.

Producer Daniel Grinbank told Argentinian paper La Nacion, "Can you imagine what the show's going to be like if Argentina wins?" "Playing in a World Cup and trying to get back to the final is one of them".

"I watched the entire match and he answered those critics who did not believe in him, he proved that he is the best in the world".

There was no doubt about the victor from Roman Torres, however, after he hammered home a volley in the 88th-minute to spark wild celebrations in the stadium.

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