Led by Lionel Messi and John Obi Mikel, Argentina and Nigeria meet on the big stage yet again, while underdogs Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina will hope to upset the odds.
Nigeria became the first African side to book their tickets to Brazil with a 2-0 victory over Ethiopia in Calabar, which saw them emerge 4-1 aggregate victors of their FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off.
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CSKA Moscow climbed to top of the table in a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Volga Nizhny Novgorod while Brazilian star Hulk opened his Russian Premier League goalscoring account.
The race for the title in Russia tightened today after third-placed Dinamo Moscow hammered second-placed CSKA Moscow 4-0 and leaders Zenit St Petersburg were beaten 4-2 at Lokomotiv Moscow.
Nigeria thrashed a depleted Argentina 4-1 in a friendly in Abuja, Ike Uche, Victor Obinna and Emmanuel Emenike scoring all the goals in the lopsided affair.