Before the Preliminary Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com remembers some of the best qualifying matches from the last edition, featuring a thumping for Argentina and an African classic.
With about 230 days until South Africa 2010 kicks off, 23 teams have secured their spots thanks to a world-class goalscorer or two in their ranks.
Names such as Torres and Drogba are nowhere to be seen as the likes of Edin Dzeko and Rudis Corrales set the 2010 preliminary scoring pace.
FIFA.com hears from Bolivia's Joaquin Botero, whose hat-trick against Argentina took him to the top of the South American Zone scoring charts.
Ferderico Macheda, Grafite, Edin Dzeko and Joaquin Botero all shone in a week that brought misery to Argentina and Bayern Munich.
South American qualifying for the FIFA World Cup remains hotly contested with Brazil back in form but Argentina suffering a stunning loss in Bolivia.