Argentina, along with Uruguay and Colombia have finally secured a place in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, while Peru has moved into a playoff against New Zealand.
Barcelona star Leo Messi led his team to a 3-1 win over Ecuador, while Uruguay hammered Bolivia 4-1 to clinch a spot.
A 1-1 draw between Colombia and Peru secured a place for Colombia in the World Cup finals, and sent Peru to the half-spot secured for the fifth place team from South America
Brazil already qualified earlier defeating two time COPA America champion Chile by a score of 3-0, sending the Chileans home after placing below Peru due to goal differential.
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Paraguay, the only other Latin American countries who were fighting to qualify to play in the 2018 World Cup, was eliminated after a 1-0 loss to Venezuela.
In the Concacaf division, Panama gained a spot by defeating Costa Rica and Honduras won over Mexico.
The United States meanwhile will remain absent for the first time since 1986 after losing 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago.
While millions cheering for Syria saw their hopes dashed as the country that was competing for its first ever World Cup soccer tournament lost to Australia.