Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has been ruled out of Brazil's upcoming World Cup qualifiers, replaced in the squad by Allan.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has compared playing football in La Paz to "drowning" as he braces his team for the challenge posed by competing at altitude in his side's clash with Bolivia.
Santiago Arias is expected to be out for at least six months after suffering an horrific ankle injury in Colombia's FIFA World Cup qualifying win over Venezuela on Saturday (AEST).
Lionel Scaloni sensed anxiety in the Argentina ranks as his team began its Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup mission with a 1-0 win over Ecuador.
Lionel Messi expressed the importance of victory and not the performance after Argentina kicked off its World Cup qualifying campaign with a 1-0 win over Ecuador.
Peru defender Carlos Zambrano launched a scathing criticism of Neymar's behaviour, labelling the Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star a "clown".