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Argentina, Colombia draw 0-0 in friendly

IANS  |  East Rutherford (US) 

and played out a goalless draw in an international friendly here as both teams looked to bounce back from disappointing campaigns.

The two South American nations were eliminated from the Round of 16 in Russia, with losing a 4-3 thriller to eventual winners while were dumped out on penalties to semi-finalists England, reports news agency.

With rested by on Tuesday night, and Colombia's also given the night off, there was ample opportunity for the respective squads' fringe players to make an impression.

It were the two goalkeepers, however, who ultimately came out on top, with for Argentina and his counterpart making a string of impressive saves.

Despite the fact neither team was able to break the deadlock, the game was open and lively, especially in the first half.

The second period was a scrappier affair, with several late tackles drawing yellow cards, while a series of substitutions, as is typical in friendly matches, also hindered the game's flow.

Argentina's next match will be against fierce rivals on October 17 while will take on the US on October 12.



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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 13:48 IST