With the Brazil 2014 qualifying play-offs approaching, FIFA.com looks back at some of the classic ties that have set the standard for drama, significance and shock value.
Before the Preliminary Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com remembers some of the best qualifying matches from the last edition, featuring a thumping for Argentina and an African classic.
France, Portugal and Russia will all carry one-goal advantages into the second legs of their play-offs, while Ukraine and Greece begin level in Donetsk.
Russia, France and Portugal emerged with narrow one-goal advantages from their play-off first legs, while Greece and Ukraine played out a 0-0 draw.
Having led 2-0 through a Diniyar Bilyaletdinov brace, Russia were frustrated by a late goal from Nejc Pecnik that gives Slovenia renewed hope.
Slovenia toppled Slovakia 2-0 in a South Africa 2010 qualifier in Bratislava that all but secured the top two spots in Group 3 for both teams.