After a 0-0 home draw against Brazil, Argentina qualified for next year’s World Cup, giving Lionel Messi one more chance to capture the only major prize he has yet to win in his career.
Second-placed Argentina qualified as Chile fell to third-placed Ecuador 2-0 at home. Uruguay, the two-time world champions, were defeated 3-0 in Bolivia and are currently sixth in the qualification standings.
With four games remaining, Uruguay is one point behind fourth place. The top four teams qualify for the World Cup directly, while the fifth-placed team must compete in an intercontinental play-off.
Brazil had already qualified for Qatar 2022 and had little chances in a tense match against Argentina in San Juan, which was distinguished by Messi’s underwhelming performance and Neymar’s injury absence. For the majority of the game, goalkeepers Emiliano Martnez and Alisson were mere bystanders.
source : guardian sport