With the group stage of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers over, nine national teams have already booked a place in Brazil.
Soon another four teams will be joining them, making it 13 participants from the European bracket.
Here we look at what went down on the final match day in Group G.
Lithuania 0-1 Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bosnia-Herzegovina finished their extraordinary campaign in style, beating Lithuania away to secure a spot in Brazil next year.
They have been on fire throughout the qualifiers and deservedly sit at the top of the table level with Greece on points, but with a much better goal difference (+24 to Greece’s +8).
They needed a win in order to avoid the play-offs and after 68 minutes Vedad Ibisevic finally managed to break the deadlock, booking his team a direct ticket to their first World Cup.
Greece 2-0 Liechtenstein
Going into the match the Greeks knew that they had to better Bosnia-Herzegovina’s result if they wanted direct qualification, but as both teams won their respective matches, Greece will have to play another 180 minutes to make it to Brazil.
Salpingidis gave his team the lead seven minutes in, with Karagounis setting the final result ten minutes from time. Greece have shown that they are a hard nut to crack, conceding only four goals in 10 matches and the way they managed to get eight wins by only scoring 12 goals shows that they are great when it comes to keeping the lead.
Even though they might not be scoring much, their brand of tactical defensive football could make them a tricky opponent in the play-offs.
Latvia 2-2 Slovakia
Latvia and Slovakia shared the spoils in a match that wasn’t of great importance to neither of the two teams.
Slovakia were two goals up after just 16 minutes. Jakubko and Salata were the scorers.
However, Latvia weren’t going to let them leave with three points that easily, scoring two goals in the second half to earn a point.
The first came two minutes into the second half when Sabala sent the ball past the keeper. The equaliser was scored in stoppage time by Rode.
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