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.
Iceland produced a superb revival to turn around a 4-1 deficit into a 4-4 draw with Group E leaders Switzerland, with Johann Berg Gudmundsson getting his hat-trick with a last-minute leveller.
Ajax captain Siem de Jong grabbed an extra-time winner to see his side to victory over AZ Alkmaar in the Johan Cruyff Shield. The Eredivisie champions came from two goals down to win 3-2 against the Dutch Cup holders.
The race for first place promises to be an enthralling tussle as Group E pits together three sides – Norway, Slovenia and Switzerland – in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking top 30.
Iceland internationals Johann Gudmundsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson have proved a hit with AZ Alkmaar this term, and FIFA.com met up with the lifelong friends for a candid chat.