FIFA.com takes a closer look La Tricolor's route to Brazil 2014, which will be the country’s third participation at a FIFA World Cup.
Chile, Colombia and Uruguay edged closer to a place at Brazil 2014 with vital wins in the South American Zone qualifiers, while Argentina and Ecuador shared the spoils in Quito.
Lionel Messi was disappointed with the 1-1 draw Argentina earned in their FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Ecuador, saying that playing in Quito is "very tough."
Ecuador stymied Argentina's plan to secure qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ with a drama-filled 1-1 draw, while Colombia, Chile and Uruguay all collected important wins.
In the latest South American Zone qualifiers for Brazil 2014, Argentina cemented their position at the top and lowly Bolivia and Paraguay both won to stay in contention.
Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador broke clear at the top of the South American qualifying thanks to respective doubles from Lionel Messi, Radamel Falcao and Felipe Caicedo.