World Cup champions Brazil
are preparing to face bitter rivals Argentina in Belo Horizonte on Wednesday.
A victory for Brazil would see them climb into, what they believe is their
rightful position, first place.
Brazil, who have drawn their last three games and sit third in the 10-team group,
will be without the injured Ronaldinho but are still favourites to beat their
Argentina have taken 11 points from five matches and not many people are
doubting that they will qualify for Germany 2006.
Uruguay and Bolivia as will be debuting new managers in their respective matches
Jorge Fossati takes charge when Uruguay hosts Peru in Montevideo on Tuesday
while veteran Ramiro Blacut begins a third stint with Bolivia in their game at
home to Paraguay the same day.
In other matches, Venezuela, who are level on nine points with Brazil, attempt
to continue their fine recent run at home to Chile on Tuesday while fellow
strugglers Ecuador and Colombia are hampered by injuries and suspensions for
Wednesday's match in Quito.