Uruguay haven't been at their best for a couple of years now, and unfortunately for them it means they're probably going to have to qualify for next year's World Cup via the playoffs.
That's barring a miraculous turn of events on Tuesday, with Óscar Tabárez's team needing to beat group winners Argentina and hope that one of Chile or Ecuador win their meeting by a sizable margin, enabling the Celeste to overcome their equally sizable goal differential deficit.
However, there are some straws for Uruguay to clutch. Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella will field a side without most of its best players. Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuaín, Javier Mascherano and Fernando Gago have been joined on the sidelines by Sergio Agüero and Ángel di María, perhaps offering the hosts a very slight reason for optimism.
Match Date/Time: Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. local, 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay
TV: beIN Sport USA (U.S.)
Online: beIN Sport Play (U.S.), beIN Sport Play Canada (Canada)