Norway's qualification bid for South Africa 2010 suffered a setback as they were held to a draw by Iceland in Reykjavik tonight.
Sweden gave some much-needed impetus to their qualification hopes with a win over Hungary, while France could only draw with Romania at home.
England took a big step towards next year's finals in South Africa with an emphatic win over Andorra while Serbia and Russia did their hopes no harm.
With the Netherlands qualifying for South Africa 2010 last weekend, Norway coach Egil Olsen is hoping that the Dutch will be distracted for their qualifier.
The Netherlands became the first European side to book passage to South Africa as England, Serbia, Denmark and Slovakia moved closer to the finals.
The Netherlands became the first European team to book their place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup with a 2-1 win over Iceland in Reykjavik.