Asian and Caribbean upsets, tight battles in South America and a first-ever win for American Samoa were among the latest qualifying tales as the race for Brazil 2014 heated up.
Six sides are through to the next stage of North, Central American and Caribbean qualifying for Brazil 2014 after four months of frenzied football with shocks aplenty.
Fancied sides Trinidad and Tobago and Haiti tumbled out of qualifying on Friday, while El Salvador, Antigua and Barbuda, Canada and Guyana all had evenings to savour.
The penultimate round in CONCACAF’s first stage of Brazil 2014 qualifying takes place tomorrow with regional elite El Salvador and Canada set to seal progression, however, Trinidad and Tobago are under pressure.
FIFA.com chats to Haiti and Real Salt Lake standout Jean-Marc Alexandre, who is keenly preparing for a pair of crucial qualifying clashes next week on the hopeful road to Brazil 2014.
Panama became the first side from CONCACAF to move on to the second round of group-stage qualifying for Brazil 2014, while at the other end of the spectrum no fewer than ten teams were eliminated from contention.