Croatia coach Slaven Bilic has said that he will not resign despite his side's failure to secure qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.
Switzerland and Slovakia seized Europe's last two automatic berths in South Africa, while Portugal, Greece, Slovenia and Ukraine made the play-offs.
Despite Niko Kranjcar's winner against Kazakhstan, Croatia were left to count the cost of two defeats to England as they failed to qualify for South Africa.
Switzerland, Greece, Slovakia and Slovenia head into Wednesday's final qualifiers hoping to claim the two remaining direct tickets to South Africa.
Fabio Capello insisted England could rule the world after they booked their ticket to the FIFA World Cup with a dominant 5-1 victory against Croatia.
England and Spain sealed tickets to South Africa 2010 in style, while Portugal threw themselves a lifeline and Slovakia sprinted towards qualification.