Diego Maradona, celebrating his 48th birthday on Thursday, said he expected to make his debut as Argentina coach in a friendly with Scotland on November 19.
Former Boca Juniors coach Carlos Bianchi has emerged as favourite for the vacant Argentina job while Diego Maradona, originally seen as an unlikely choice, is also in the running.
Mexico visit Canada for a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday with the pressure firmly on coach Sven-Goran Eriksson after their stunning loss to Jamaica.
Argentina coach Alfio Basile and his Brazilian counterpart Dunga both face a week of reckoning as the South American qualifiers pass the halfway mark over the next few days.
Boca Juniors playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme fired back on Tuesday at a team-mate who questioned his motivation.
Colombian striker Jairo Castillo scored a hat-trick to help promoted Godoy Cruz to a stunning 4-1 win over Boca Juniors in the Argentine championship on Sunday.
Audax Italiano lost a 24-match unbeaten record when they went down to a surprise 2-1 defeat against Deportes Concepcion in the Chilean championship on Wednesday.
Argentine champions San Lorenzo produced a stunning comeback on Tuesday as they recovered from three goals down to beat Racing Club 4-3 in their Apertura championship match.
Old rivals Gremio and Internacional both need home wins this week to stay in contention in their respective groups in the South American Libertadores Cup.
Caracas FC rode their luck to pull off a stunning upset in the Libertadores Cup on Thursday, beating Argentina's River Plate 1-0 away in Buenos Aires.
Crisis-hit Corinthians had two players sent off and coach Emerson Leao was insulted by fans with chants of 'donkey, donkey' during a 1-1 draw with humble Rio Branco over the weekend.
Mexican teams America and Necaxa both enjoyed away wins in the Libertadores Cup on Tuesday.
Former Brazil striker Romario came off the bench to score a 10-minute hat-trick as Vasco da Gama routed Volta Redonda 6-1 in the Carioca championship on Sunday.
Flamengo, Brazil's most popular club, return to the Libertadores Cup after a five-year absence this week with a trip to one of the world's highest professional soccer venues.
South American champions Internacional, playing their last match before the World Club championship, were thrashed 4-1 at home by Goias in their final league game of the season.
Brazilian league leaders Sao Paulo drew 1-1 at Gremio in a top-of-the-table clash and champions Corinthians beat Cruzeiro 1-0 to climb out of the relegation zone on Sunday.