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Qualifying for the 2018 World Cup hasn't exactly gone to plan for two high-profile teams in South America, with both Argentina and Uruguay teetering on the bottom of the qualifying places in CONMEBOL.

"Paraguay is destined for great things and we are prepared to receive the biggest football festival on its centenary", Cartes said on Thursday.

Not least Lionel Messi, who during his country's narrow win over Chile in March, spoke angrily - and apparently abusively - to an assistant referee, whose report of the incident then led to a four-match ban for the Argentina captain. Only the top four in the 10-team South American round robin qualify directly with fifth place earning a two-legged playoff against the winners of the Oceania region.

Uruguay sit just one point above them in third place, on the same number of points as Chile, who play struggling Paraguay at home.

Argentina Potential starting XI: Romero; Mercado, Fazio, Otamendi, Pinola; Biglia, Banega, Di Maria; Messi, Icardi, Dybala.

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It means that fifth-placed Argentina have little margin for error as they head to Montevideo's Estadio Centenario for the latest instalment of their historic rivalry with the Uruguayans. A win for Uruguay gives them a great chance of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

"It's a football classic, and we all know what we are playing for".

Sampaoli served notice of his determination to invigorate Argentina's ranks by axing striker Gonzalo Higuain in favour of Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi.

"The president is going to fight because the World Cup is coming back to where it originated 100 years ago", Dominguez said at a news conference, in reference to the first World Cup in Uruguay in 1930.

The boy was in tears and when he finally was brought back to Messi, the Argentine smiled towards his young fan and embraced him.

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