The majority of sides expected to qualify for South Africa 2010 from Europe did so, although notable European absentees include Russia and Croatia.
Denmark's unbeaten run in South Africa 2010 qualifying came to an end in Copenhagen at the hands of Hungary and Akos Buzsaky.
Switzerland and Slovakia seized Europe's last two automatic berths in South Africa, while Portugal, Greece, Slovenia and Ukraine made the play-offs.
Switzerland, Greece, Slovakia and Slovenia head into Wednesday's final qualifiers hoping to claim the two remaining direct tickets to South Africa.
Italy, Germany, Denmark and Serbia all sealed their places at South Africa 2010 with positive results during Saturday's nervy round of qualifiers.
Former European champions Denmark secured automatic qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa finals after beating Sweden 1-0.