Brazil and Argentina each have one foot in Qatar after both won again but the night belonged to Lionel Messi as he broke Pele's longstanding record.
Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to give Argentina a 3-0 win over Bolivia, moving him above Pele as South America's top male all-time scorer.
Argentina's Lionel Messi has surpassed the record set by Brazil legend Pele for the most international goals scored by a South American man.
Lionel Messi told ESPN he has "peace of mind" after winning the Copa America with Argentina, his first international trophy.
Argentina coach Scaloni blasted the Premier League for withholding players from World Cup qualifying, saying: 'this cannot happen again.'
The suspension of Argentina vs. Brazil took the spotlight off a competitive South American World Cup qualifying, but all eyes are back on the pitch.
South American players are in a club-vs.-country tug of war, a situation made worse by CONMEBOL's insistence on playing this year's Copa America.
Spurs are set to fine Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso after they travelled without permission to play for Argentina, sources have told ESPN.
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Argentina's Lionel Messi has said he was dismayed after Brazilian health authorities stopped Sunday's World Cup qualifier.
A World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was suspended after health officials said three Argentine players broke quarantine rules.
Instead of blaming the health authorities for suspending Brazil-Argentina, look at the lack of proper planning by leaders at FIFA and CONMEBOL.
Brazil's health regulator sought the isolation of four Argentina players, hours before they were due to face Brazil in a World Cup qualifier.
There is no trophy at stake in Brazil's World Cup qualifier against Argentina, but there are plenty of questions to be answered for both sides.
In the seventh round of South America's World Cup qualifiers, the bottom five in the table met the top five and were unable to do anything of note.
Argentina extended their unbeaten run to 21 games on Thursday with a comfortable 3-1 win over Venezuela in their World Cup qualifier in Caracas.
Brazil are comfortably out front of South America's World Cup qualifying campaign, but behind them, a lot could change between now and Qatar 2022.
Argentina and Premier League club Aston Villa are set to clash over player selection for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers next month.
A Ligue 1 decision to challenge FIFA would be particularly onerous for Argentina and Brazil, who are counting on Lionel Messi and Neymar for WCQ.
FIFA president Infantino said the Prem and LaLiga should release players for the World Cup qualifiers to 'preserve and protect sporting integrity.'
Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of Lionel Messi after the Argentina captain's contract at Barcelona expired earlier this summer.
Brazil players mocked Argentina's national football team following their elimination from the Olympic Games.
Olympic football has an important place in the culture of the South American game, and Brazil are chasing back-to-back men's gold medals.