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.
Five previous FIFA World Cup winners – England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain – emerged from European qualifying to claim a place at Brazil 2014, with Bosnia-Herzegovina the only newcomers to football’s greatest stage.
Manchester United overcame Fulham to go six games unbeaten, while Manchester City smashed seven goals past Norwich City in the English Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur edged Hull City in a tense penalty shoot-out to advance to the English League Cup quarter-finals, while Manchester City beat Newcastle to set up a tie with Leicester City.
Speaking exclusively to FIFA.com just hours after Bosnia-Herzegovina qualified for their first-ever FIFA World Cup™, Sergej Barbarez discussed his nation's pride and what he thinks they can achieve next year.
Robin van Persie breaking a record, Karim Benzema ending a drought, Bastian Schweinsteiger joining the century club, and joy for Bosnia-Herzegovina and Ghana feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review.