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.
Costa Rica will try to make history repeat itself when they visit Mexico for a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday, four years after a historic win at the Azteca stadium.
Brazil have dropped midfielder Alex from their squad for next month's World Cup qualifier in Ecuador, while Rivaldo's hopes of an international comeback have been put on hold.
World champions Brazil were held to a goalless draw by Paraguay in an uncompromising, foul-ridden World Cup qualifier on Wednesday.
Argentina and their coach Marcelo Bielsa were under fire again on Wednesday after their 1-0 win over Ecuador in their World Cup qualifier.
Champions Brazil are promising that adversity will bring out the best in them as they aim to settle some scores against Paraguay in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday.
Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira says he does not want to hear the word magic again in the run-up to the World Cup.
Leading pair Argentina and world champions Brazil clash in Buenos Aires while their rivals continue the dramatic scramble for Germany as the South American World Cup qualifiers continue this week.
Mexico and the United States made flying starts to the final stage of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers by winning tricky away ties on Wednesday.
Paraguay will try to keep pace with Brazil and Argentina when they face a demoralised Peru in the South American World Cup qualifiers on Wednesday.
Ronaldo won and converted a hat-trick of penalties to give Brazil a 3-1 victory over Argentina in World Cup qualifiers on Wednesday while Colombia lost again, going down 2-1 to Ecuador.
As South America's footballers flew back to Europe after this week's World Cup qualifiers, they may have been wondering whether the so-called co-ordinated international calendar was just a figment of FIFA's imagination.
Paraguay coach Anibal Ruiz appealed on Tuesday for an end to the fixture chaos handicaping South American teams playing in this week's World Cup qualifiers.
The 2002 World Cup finished 433 days ago and the next final is still nearly three years away, but the qualifiers for the 2006 tournament get under way in South America on Saturday.
Goalkeeper Marcos, who has this year been condemned to second division football, has earned a recall to the Brazil squad for their opening pair of World Cup qualifiers next month.