The crumbs of comfort are not easy to find for South America in this World Cup nor in the future.
In Tim Vickery's latest piece he looks at why South American sides did so poorly at the tournament.
The production line of young talent has slowed down in the South American country.
Uruguay face Russia later today and a change of formation could help Uruguay, writes Tim Vickery.
Brazil sat too deep against Switzerland and need to be on the front foot against Costa Rica
Despite all the changes, the World Cup continues to bring people together, united by a common language
After Sunday's win over Saudi Arabia, Ricardo Gareca's side have gone a record 14 games unbeaten
Edwin Cardona is set to miss out on Colombia's final 23, but a revived Juan Quintero could make the cut
Brazil were full of confidence ahead of hosting the World Cup four years ago – and then it all went wrong
Memories of Josimar in 1986 after Alves ruled out with a knee injury