The Argentinian Health Ministry has reissued instructions that encouraged the country’s supporters switch to healthy alternatives to reduce health risk while watching a crucial World Cup qualifier match against Ecuador.
Los Albiceleste would take on Ecuador on Tuesday in the final clash of the South American campaign, with nothing less than a win guaranteeing them a place in the intercontinental play-offs.
So tight is the CONMEBOL qualifying table that only four points separate Uruguay in second (28) and Paraguay (24) in seventh and a win for Argentina could see them qualify automatically. – Cara Daftar Sbobet
However, Jorge Sampaoli team only salvaged draws in their past three qualifiers and their recent record in Ecuadorian capital Quito, which is 2,900m above sea level, is poor — two defeats and a draw in three games. On the other hand, Ecuador have lost their previous five qualifying games.
Chile, who are third, go to already-qualified Brazil, while Uruguay, who are all-but assured of their place in Russia because of their vastly superior goal difference, need just a draw at home to already-eliminated Bolivia to guarantee qualification.
Intent on potentially mortalities as a result of the excitement, Argentina’s Health Ministry has once again issued instructions over how to avoid heart trouble during the fixture, recommending an alternative diet and other methods that lower potential health risks over the 90 minutes.
“The passion with which one watches a World Cup game can lead to people with a history of heart troubles suffering strokes or heart attacks,” the report, originally published during the 2014 World Cup, read. “The emotional stress that a penalty shoot-out or a decisive goal can cause is potentially capable of increasing the risk of heart problems, as several studies have shown.”
Apart from changes to their in-game eating habit, fans are also urged to take “active pauses” during the game, standing up, moving their arms and legs and walking around at half-time.