Argentina are in a spot of bother regarding their joining Ireland at the 2018 World Cup following their defeat to Brazil last week.
Their failure to qualify would, of course, be a travesty for us all: being denied the chance to watch Leo Messi at a World Cup while he is still at his peak would be extremely disappointing.
Thankfully, one man determined to avoid this scenario is the man himself.
Take a look at this absurdly accurate free-kick against Colombia last night. Is there a more satisfying sight in football than a free-kick going in off the underside of the crossbar?
Prepare to coo.
What's that? You'd like to see it from another few angles?
Messi from one angle https://t.co/WYHXauac6O
— Dodge (@seidodge) November 16, 2016
The game finished 3-0 to Argentina.