Without their suspended captain Neymar Jr, Brazil were forced to play with two goals down for most of the time against the host Paraguay, before scoring the equalizers in the last 10 minutes. The final result was 2-2, and Brazil are pushed out of the big four.
Argentina are comfortably in third place of World Cup South American Football Qualification Group after beating Bolivia 2-0 at home. Messi scored his 50th goal for Argentina from the white spot.
Uruguay leapfrogged group leaders Ecuador after beating their guests Peru 1-0.