Argentina vs Chile: Uncertain World Cup qualification means there’s more than revenge at stake for Lionel Messi’s men

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“Not even a final would give us an opportunity for revenge. It would just give us a new opportunity,” were the words of previous coach Gerardo Martino before his Argentina side lost a second consecutive Copa América final to Chile on penalties.

On Thursday evening in Buenos Aires, Argentina face Chile for the first time since that dramatic night in the MetLife Stadium, and while talk of revenge has again been muted, there is indeed a new opportunity, one which outweighs any grudge held over past defeats.

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