Friday's play-off fixtures feature several fascinating talking points including the match-up between Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ukraine's young Andriy Yarmolenko and surprise side Iceland.
Greece coach Fernando Santos has named a 24-man squad for the decisive 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifying play-off matches against Romania on 15 and 19 November.
After 260 games across qualifying Europe, the nine sides headed for Brazil 2014 and the eight going into the play-offs have been decided, but in which games were their paths decided? FIFA.com investigates.
Greece came from behind through goals from Nikos Spyropoulos and Theofanis Gekas to secure a 2-1 win over Latvia in their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifying opener in Group G.
FIFA.com looks back over the last two weeks of comings and goings as the summer transfer window comes to a close, with clubs in the Premier League in particular strengthening their squads.
Greece moved up to 12th in the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, their highest position since October 2011, thanks to a mixture of passion and positive play.