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Video: Brazil sink Diego Maradona’s Argentina

Highlights of the best international game this weekend

The Spoiler’s decision to stay up until 3.30am on Sunday morning to watch Argentina’s highly anticipated clash with Brazil was a good one. Thanks to some unrelenting attacking football and a blatant disregard for defending on the part of both teams, the crucial World Cup qualifier turned out to be one of the best games we’ve seen in ages. Our highlight was Jesus Datolo’s superb long range effort (above), which ultimately failed to get Argentina back into a match where they were always second best.

Even though the South American World Cup qualification system is designed to virtually ensure Brazil and Argentina cruise through, the¬†Albicelestes could slip out of the automatic qualification spots if they stuff it up against Paraguay on Wednesday. The Argentinean press has yet to turn on Diego Maradona (they were rather more concerned with why Leo Messi doesn’t play for his country like he plays for his club) but the hallowed coach could be knocked from his pedestal very shortly.

Check out extended highlights from Rosario after the jump…

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