Javier Mascherano received a straight red card on Tuesday after kicking the driver of a medical buggy during Argentina's 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw with Ecuador.
Lionel Messi admitted his disappointment at Argentina's 1-1 draw with against Ecuador on Tuesday, but insists the Albicelestes remain in control of their World Cup qualifying group.
Uruguay kept their hopes of reaching the 2014 World Cup finals alive with a 1-0 win over Venezuela on Tuesday.
Argentina stayed top of the South American World Cup qualifying table after being held to a goalless draw by Colombia in a match which saw both sides reduced to 10 men.
Brazil 2014 is enticingly so near and yet so far away for many of the teams competing in South American World Cup qualifying action on Friday.
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has selected former Real Madrid and Roma midfielder Fernando Gago for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Colombia and Ecuador, despite the 27-year-old struggling with injury concerns.
Felipe Santana said he left Borussia Dortmund for arch-rivals Schalke because he wanted to keep his dream of playing for Brazil in the 2014 World Cup alive.
Lionel Messi will be fit to play in Argentina's upcoming World Cup qualifiers, according to Barcelona physio Juan Jose Brau.