Brazil's handball team also claimed a big win over Bolivia ©Getty Images

Hosts Brazil became the second country to hand Bolivia a massive defeat on day two of the 2020 South and Central American Men's Handball Championship.

They cruised to a 77-9 success at Ginásio Parque do Japão in Maringá to make it two wins from two at the inaugural round-robin tournament.

It means they successfully backed up day one's win over Paraguay and have gone top on goal difference.

Their success was not as big a win as Argentina's 82-7 victory over the Bolivians yesterday, however, which is an unconfirmed world record for a competitive senior international match.

It is not an overall world record, as Uzbekistan beat Kyrgyzstan 93-0 in a junior game last year.

Argentina also won their second match today, albeit in a much closer game, seeing off Uruguay 33–17.

They are the favourites for the trophy after winning the Pan American Games title in Lima last year, while they also won the Pan American Men's Handball Championship in 2018.

Argentina beat Uruguay to claim their second win ©Getty Images
Argentina beat Uruguay to claim their second win ©Getty Images

This was the last edition of that event before North and South America were split up within the sport's governance.

Uruguay have now moved onto one victory and one defeat after beating Chile yesterday.

The Chileans bounced back today, beating Paraguay 31-21.

Competition continues tomorrow with Brazil playing Chile, Argentina taking on Paraguay and Uruguay locking horns with Bolivia.

At the end of the round-robin, the top three sides will qualify for the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship in Egypt.