FIFA.com reviews the Asian Zone qualifiers for Brazil 2014, which ended with Australia, Iran, Japan, Korea Republic marching onwards to represent the continent.
Looking ahead to Manchester United's match-up against Stoke City, England midfielder Michael Carrick knows his side needs to maintain their positive performances seen in the UEFA Champions League at the weekend.
David Moyes says he saw the best of Japan star Shinji Kagawa for the first time since arriving at Old Trafford as manager, with the Red Devils securing an important 1-0 UEFA Champions League win over Real Sociedad.
Shinji Kagawa has said that he needs to take his lack of involvement at Manchester United as a sign that he must improve or face being moved on.
Manchester United manager David Moyes wants to see more progress from Japan international Shinji Kagawa and claimed the midfielder is short of being match fit.
Japan came from behind to defeat Ghana 3-1 in a friendly in Yokohama, with Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa scoring a superb individual goal.