U2 delayed the start of their concert in Buenos Aires last night to allow their fans to watch Argentina's do-or-die World Cup qualifier against Ecuador in Quito.

The "Joshua Tree" gig was pushed back by almost two hours so fans could watch the match on four giant screens at the concert venue.

The Buenos Aires gig was part of a world tour to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the band’s 5th legendary album.

Support acts - local band Joystick and Noel Gallagher - opened the concert as normal, but once Noel Gallagher finished, music took a back seat while fans watched the game.

Argentina won the match 3-1, thanks to a hat-trick from Lionel Messi, to qualify for next year's World Cup finals in Russia.