With the FIFA World Cup 2014 under a year away, the qualification campaigns are entering their final stages.
No one country in Europe is yet to seal a flight to Brazil next summer whilst Asian teams Iran and South Korea are already making plans.
Tonight will be a defining night for a lot of teams in the European qualification rounds as match day eight completes itself with a handful of ties.
Similarly, South and Central America see some struggling teams running out of time to redeem what has been a disastrous qualification campaign.
We take a look at five ties that will have a huge bearing on the outcome of their respective groups.