FIFA.com examines Group E, in which European duo Switzerland and France will hope to push past American contenders Honduras and Ecuador.
Jurgen Klinsmann's USA rebounded from an early wobble to dominate the CONCACAF qualifying Hexagonal, while Honduras and Costa Rica did themselves proud and Mexico struggled mightily.
A draw in Jamaica on Tuesday was all that was left for Honduras to do to book their place at a second straight World Cup finals. FIFA.com takes a closer look at five key points along the qualifying way.
Honduras midfielder Roger Espinoza speaks to FIFA.com about his team’s chances of qualifying for Brazil 2014 and the importance of remaining focused ahead of their final match.
Honduras are favourites to seal the third and final direct qualifying spot for Brazil 2014, but Mexico, who have finally found form, might just have something to say about that on Tuesday.
Stoke City's Wilson Palacios has emerged as Honduras' beating heart in their hunt for a direct qualifying spot at Brazil 2014, and he is not ready to give up any points against Costa Rica at home.