15 Oct 2009

Argentina scrape into football world cup finals

5:42 pm on 15 October 2009

Argentina have scraped into next year's football World Cup on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over Uruguay as coach Diego Maradona finally celebrated after a stumbling, lacklustre qualifying campaign.

The two-time champions grabbed secure the fourth and final automatic qualifying spot from South America scoring just six minutes before fulltime.

Maradona, has used 70 players since taking over a year ago and opting to leave Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez on the bench.