Chile could have made it.They were third on the CONMEBOL table when the game started.Argentina were 6th and in danger of being eliminated.On a night of high drama 5 CONMEBOL games were played simultaneously.
And when the dust had settled Uruguay had beaten Bolivia 4- 2 to take second place behind Brazil.Argentina were in 3rd position after having beaten Ecuador 3 -1 .
Peru’s 1 -1 draw against Colombia saw them move into 5th place.Columbia themselves took 4th place.
And Chile’s 3 – 0 loss to Brazil saw them tumbling into 6th place and oblivion.
We won’t get to see Sanchez in Russia next year.