Nine teams from CONCACAF will move on to the group stages at the weekend, while nine more will have to contemplate where it all went wrong.
FIFA.com sat down for a chat with John Barry Nusum, the two-goal hero of Bermuda's qualification upset away to Trinidad and Tobago.
Bermuda beat Caribbean giants Trinidad and Tobago on a weekend which saw the US stroll and Mexico edge Belize in nervy fashion.
Trinidadian ace Kenwyne Jones talks to FIFA.com about his first year in the Premier League and his dreams of reaching South Africa 2010.
The Bahamas barely slipped past BVI on Sunday to reach the second round of CONCACAF qualifying, where they will be joined by Bermuda.
Despite a rough start to their South Africa 2010 qualifying campaign, coach Keith Tucker is aiming to bring a modern edge to Bermudan football.