Qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is now officially underway in all six regions of the soccer world after UEFA kick-started their qualifying on Friday.
The other five regions have already jumped into the qualification process.
Asia is down to its final 10 teams with Japan and South Korea leading their respective groups. The 2002 World Cup co-hosts look to be on their way to easily qualifying for Brazil 2014.
In Africa, the top teams in the region have entered the qualification process, but the process is on hold as the continent prepares for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
In the smallest region of FIFA, New Zealand has the early lead in the third round of OFC qualifying with six points from two matches.
Without host nation Brazil in CONMEBOL qualifying, Argentina has soared to the top of the table after seven matches.
In CONCACAF, Mexico has declared themselves as the clear favorite, while the United States have struggled to beat their opponents on the road.
In UEFA qualifying, it is too early to tell if there will be any real surprises in a region where nine teams have gotten off to a perfect start after two matches.