The view from South America

Argentinian relief, Venezuelan euphoria

November 17, 2011
By Tim Vickery
Uruguay sat out Tuesday's fourth round of the South American World Cup qualification campaign, celebrating top spot (and a golden year) with a 1-0 victory in a friendly away to Italy - achieved without Diego Forlan or Luis Suarez.

While the Uruguayans were off on the other side of the Atlantic, two teams pulled level with them on points at the top of the CONMEBOL qualifying table - two teams from opposite ends of the continent, with vastly different footballing traditions ...

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