Brazil had themselves a feisty match with Ecuador while Argentina looked strong against Chile, but it was Uruguay who boosted their World Cup hopes.
Brazil had to settle for a 1-1 draw away to Ecuador after Felix Torres' header 15 minutes from time cancelled out an early Casemiro strike.
South America's World Cup qualification campaign has entered the home straight, and things are looking desperate for some of the heavyweights.
With Brazil into the World Cup and Argentina on the verge, teams such as Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, and Uruguay are fighting for their spots.
Brazil are leading the way in CONMEBOL qualifying, but what about the rest as this week's tripleheaders see two-thirds of games complete?
Gaston Pereiro scored in stoppage time to give Uruguay a 1-0 win over Ecuador in Thursday's World Cup qualifier in Montevideo.
The suspension of Argentina vs. Brazil took the spotlight off a competitive South American World Cup qualifying, but all eyes are back on the pitch.
In the seventh round of South America's World Cup qualifiers, the bottom five in the table met the top five and were unable to do anything of note.
Ecuador scored two late goals to beat Paraguay 2-0 on Thursday, a result that keeps them firmly in the running for Qatar 2022.
Brazil are comfortably out front of South America's World Cup qualifying campaign, but behind them, a lot could change between now and Qatar 2022.
The 3-0 result flattered Argentina, but Leo Messi was once again pivotal for his nation. Colombia, meanwhile, edged past Uruguay without a No. 10.
Lionel Messi scored a free kick and served up two assists as Argentina beat Ecuador 3-0 to book a Copa America semifinal against Colombia.
Will Neymar lead Brazil to another Copa America crown, or will Lionel Messi finally win his first senior international title with Argentina?
Neymar is in form, Leo Messi is breaking records, but it's the displays of Ricardo Gareca's Peru that have been the talk of the Copa group stage.
Brazil drew with Ecuador 1-1 in their final group game at the Copa America on Sunday.
Peru scored two goals in the second half to rescue a 2-2 draw against Ecuador in the Copa America on Wednesday.
Uruguay's Facundo Torres and Ecuador's Gonzalo Plata may be inconsistent, but they are making people sit up and take notice at the Copa America.
There were 140 known COVID-19 cases at the Copa America in Brazil on Monday, up from 66 positive tests on Thursday.
Ronald Hernandez scored his first international goal in stoppage time to give Venezuela a dramatic 2-2 draw against Ecuador at the Copa America.
The second set of Copa America matches saw Argentina get their first win of the tournament while hosts Brazil scored another big victory.
Half of the teams playing the Copa America -- Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Chile -- have confirmed at least one positive test.
The first set of Copa America matches have concluded. As Brazil still struggles with COVID-19 cases, the on-field action is officially underway.
Colombia got their Copa America campaign off to a winning start with a scrappy 1-0 victory over Ecuador.
After a long and controversial saga, the Copa America will kick off. Will Brazil repeat as winners or can Lionel Messi lead Argentina to glory?
Brazil's Supreme Court on Thursday rejected all three injunctions sought to prevent the Copa America tournament being held in the country.