The qualification campaign for the 2014 World Cup nearing its decisive stages, a number of teams will be looking to book their ticket for next year’s tournament on Tuesday. While some has a guaranteed slots, others such as African Nations has to depend on a decisive play off to determine there faith.
Hosts Brazil have already been joined by Asian representatives Japan, Australia, Iran and South Korea, while a number of nations from Europe, North America and South America can also seal qualification this week.
In Europe; Group B: Italy will take on Czech Republic today and a win would see them through to the finals. In Group C: A win for Germany will see then through to the finals. In Group D: a win for Netherlands against Andorra while a draw between Romania and Turkey today would give the Netherlands an automatic ticket to Brazil.
In South America, both Argentina and Colombia can wrap up qualification on Tuesday if all results go their way. For the Colombians, a win or a draw against Uruguay will be enough to guarantee qualification for next summer’s tournament. Alejandro Sabella’s side, meanwhile, will be guaranteed a spot at the World Cup if they beat Paraguay, while a draw and no win by Uruguay would also be enough. Even a loss against the Paraguayans could see them through, assuming Uruguay also lose their encounter versus Colombia.
Costa Rica can become the first Concacaf representative to book their ticket for next year’s showpiece. They will have to beat Jamaica to achieve that, though, while Mexico must drop points away to USA or Honduras lose against Panama. Even a draw could be enough for Costa Rica, but only if Mexico lose and Panama spill points, too.
Moreover, USA can also claim a spot at the World Cup if they win Mexico and Honduras beats Panama.
Time and All features of the world cup qualifiers is as follows Below;
World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
4:00 PM – Russia vs Israel (ESPN, US)
4:30 PM – Lithuania vs Liechtenstein
5:00 PM – Armenia vs Denmark
5:00 PM – Kazakhstan vs Sweden
6:00 PM – Norway vs Switzerland
6:00 PM – Georgia vs Finland
7:00 PM – Malta vs Bulgaria
7:00 PM – Romania vs Turkey
7:15 PM – Luxembourg vs Northern Ireland
7:15 PM – Slovakia vs Bosnia-Herzegovina
7:30 PM – Macedonia vs Scotland
7:30 PM – Andorra vs Netherlands
7:30 PM – Hungary vs Estonia
7:30 PM – Cyprus vs Slovenia
7:45 PM – Wales vs Serbia
7:45 PM – Italy vs Czech Republic
7:45 PM – Austria vs Republic of Ireland
7:45 PM – Faroe Islands vs Germany
7:45 PM – Greece vs Latvia
7:45 PM – Ukraine vs England
7:45 PM – San Marino vs Poland
8:00 PM – Iceland vs Albania
8:00 PM – Belarus vs France
World Cup Qualifying – CONMEBOL
9:00 PM – Bolivia vs Ecuador
10:00 PM – Uruguay vs Colombia
9/11 1:00 AM – Venezuela vs Peru
9/11 2:40 AM – Paraguay vs Argentina
World Cup Qualifying – CONCACAF
9/11 1:00 AM – Jamaica vs Costa Rica
9/11 1:00 AM – United States vs Mexico (ESPN, US)
9/11 2:00 AM – Honduras vs Panama
World Cup Qualifying – AFC
3:00 PM – Uzbekistan vs Jordan
World Cup Qualifying – CAF
3:00 PM – Egypt vs Guinea
8:30 PM – Algeria vs Mali