Chile has been chosen to host the final of the 2019 Copa Libertadores, the first to be played as a one-off game at a neutral venue.
Former Brazil starlets and Vasco da Gama teammates, Dede and Romulo are heading in opposite directions.
The Copa Libertadores resumes this week with the last-16, but Argentina's clubs face being left behind given the switch to a calendar-year schedule.
A list of the clubs left in the fight reads like a "Who's Who" of the history of South American football.
Brazilian and Argentine clubs ruled the group stage, but when the tournament resumes after the World Cup, expect one nation to have the upper hand.
Corinthians donated $3,000 to hotel staffers in Venezuela before their Copa Libertadores match because of the economic crisis in the country.