In a summer of big sporting headlines, Blackburn Rovers forward Ben Brereton facing Lionel Messi in the Copa America for Chile has to be one of the strangest.
Lionel Messi became Argentina's most capped international and scored twice as they beat Bolivia 4-1 to set up a Copa America quarter-final against Ecuador.
Brazil failed to win for the first time in 11 games but still qualified top in Group B for the last eight of the Copa America after drawing 1-1 with Ecuador in Goiania.
There was an injury scare for Neymar after he collided with two over-enthusiastic fans as Brazil arrived at their team hotel on Thursday.
Brazil has named Rio de Janeiro among four host cities for the Copa America in a move that appeared to strengthen the likelihood of the tournament taking place.
James Rodriguez has been cut from the Colombia squad due to injury and the Everton playmaker will miss the Copa America and two World Cup qualifiers in June.
Colombia will not co-host next month's Copa America amid ongoing protests in the country, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) has announced.
Diego Maradona was honoured with a spectacular light show as Argentina got their Copa America campaign underway.