Switzerland and Slovakia seized Europe's last two automatic berths in South Africa, while Portugal, Greece, Slovenia and Ukraine made the play-offs.
Wales coach John Toshack has revealed his satisfaction at their 2-0 win in Liechtenstein, and praised strike duo Jermaine Easter and Simon Church.
Goals from David Vaughan and Aaron Ramsey earned Wales a 2-0 success away to Liechtenstein in a match between sides playing only for pride.
Russia coach Guus Hiddink says that playing for pride should be motivation enough when his side negotiate their final qualifier in Azerbaijan.
Switzerland, Greece, Slovakia and Slovenia head into Wednesday's final qualifiers hoping to claim the two remaining direct tickets to South Africa.
Coach John Toshack believes Wales will struggle to "ever qualify" if the recent rash of injuries, retirements and withdrawals continues unabated.