It was honours even between Argentina and Bolivia in La Paz, while wins elsewhere for Ecuador, Chile and Venezuela boosted this trio's hopes of making it to Brazil 2014. FIFA.com reflects on the South American action.
Chile host Uruguay in what looks set to be a crucial game in the hunt for an automatic South American FIFA World Cup™ qualification place, while leaders Argentina visit Bolivia and Colombia travel to Venezuela.
Aside from La Albiceleste, who have a firm grip on top spot, the South American qualifying section for the FIFA World Cup™ 2014 in Brazil has been a rollercoaster ride throughout 2012.
FIFA.com looks ahead to South American FIFA World Cup™ qualifying, where Argentina will be looking to build on their impressive run, while Ecuador will hope to take advantage of Colombia's absence.
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.
FIFA.com looks ahead to the ninth round of fixtures in South American qualifying for Brazil 2014, with the latest River Plate derby between Argentina and Uruguay the pick of the ties.