In the first round of the South American World Cup, Messi and Suarez scored penalty kicks. Both of them continued to break the South American World Cup scoring record and tied for the list.
In the first Uruguay game, Suarez scored a point shot. With 22 goals, he alone became the player with the most goals in the South American World Cup.
In the Argentine game not long after, Messi also relied on a penalty kick to complete the goal after the opening, tying Suarez, and the two tied for the South American World Championship shooter.
Behind Messi and Suarez, Crespo's 19 goals scored third in the history of the South American World Cup preliminaries.