Either European champions Italy or Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal will miss out on the 2022 World Cup after being drawn in the same playoff path in Friday's draw.
Argentina drew 0-0 at home with Brazil in a tense and end-to-end game on Tuesday, but results elsewhere meant the point they earned was enough to secure them a place in next year's World Cup in Qatar.
With one day remaining of the group stage of European World Cup qualifying, the race is hotting up for a place at Qatar 2022.
European champions Italy missed out on automatic qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Northern Ireland on Monday.
Serbia stunned Portugal in Lisbon on Sunday evening as they came from a goal behind to win 2-1 late on at the Estadio da Luz, sealing their place at next year's World Cup in Qatar and condemning their hosts to a place in the playoffs.
Real Madrid fans would have been watching on with their mouths watering at the prospect of what may come in the capital as Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema led France to an 8-0 win over Kazakhstan on Saturday.
Striker Harry Kane scored a hat trick, including a spectacular overhead kick, as England cruised to a 5-0 victory over Albania at Wembley Stadium on Friday and edged closer to qualification for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Portugal failed to take advantage of their game in hand over Serbia in Group A of 2022 World Cup qualifying as Cristiano Ronaldo was shut out by an inspired Ireland side in a 0-0 draw at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday night.
Brazil beat Colombia 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier in Sao Paulo on Thursday to become the first South American team to qualify for Qatar 2022. https://twitter.com/CBF_Futebol/status/1459002827032956932?s=20 Lucas Paqueta got the vital goal 72 minutes into the match with a shot...
Raphinha turned in another eye-catching performance for Brazil on Thursday by scoring twice in the home side's 4-1 victory over Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier.
This is not the era of Brazil where each and every player was ready to shine, no matter which position they played. This is the era where talented players with decent and not extraordinary abilities exist – they just need the right position to play and obviously, enough playing time should be given. But, as I said, none could understand what Tite is thinking.
There is always an accusation that Cristiano Ronaldo scores heavily against weak teams, but that is what a great player should not do? If an opposition is weak then the best player in the world should always take full advantage of it and it is not the fault of Cristiano Ronaldo if teams like Luxemburg, Gibraltar or Farao Islands are situated in Europe and feature in the UEFA World Cup qualifier Group. Rather than struggling, a great player always smashes them – CR7 does that and which should be praised.
Thumping victories for the Dutch and Germans while Luka Modric saved the day for Croatia
After the frustrating display against Paraguay Argentina bounced back extremely well against one of the toughest opponents in world football who are habituated to raise their game against Argentina and Brazil. But this time around, the Uruguayans were thrashed by La Albiceleste who essayed a thumping 3-0 victory.
Scotland won a thrilling encounter against Israel while England and the Republic of Ireland essay comfortable victories.
Germany, Croatia and Hollan registered victories in their respective World Cup Qualifiers for Qatar next year.
“Brazil left it late to win in Caracas and it was only possible when Tite decided to attack. Sadly, Tite still does not realize that with the players he has, a pragmatic approach would fetch him nothing.” Venezuela were on...
After the frustrating display at Santiago, Chile and suspension of the match against Argentina, Brazil faced Peru. The times have changed and such rosters are not a hundred percent guarantee of victory like the good old days, rather, the fear of losing against lower-ranked sides remain. Thankfully, Brazil fared better than the outing against Chile to bag full points and retain their top spot in the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers.