Football will not bring back those who died in the Chapecoense air disaster, but it may give meaning to the lives of those who remain.
Internacional have never been relegated, but that could all change next weekend.
Tim Vickery sees Lionel Messi revive Argentina's World Cup qualifying campaign at the expense of a confused Colombia side.
Another defeat for Argentina has brought the spotlight on the country's problems.
As Argentina travel to face group leaders Brazil, the pressure is on for a country that has dropped out of the qualifying places for Russia 2018.
Paraguayan outfit Cerro Porteno are being carried along on a wave of near religious hysteria in this year's Copa Sudamericana.
Many of the stadiums built for the 2014 World Cup are underused, with the host clubs preferring to play their 'home' matches elsewhere to generate more income.
There are two different Argentina teams: the one with Lionel Messi and the one without.
A win for either Colombia or Uruguay would represent a huge step in the face to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals.
Having slipped to seventh in the race to reach Russia, Chile may be forced to go call up a player whose international career appeared to be over.