On Friday, qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup continues in five of the six confederations around the world.
The only confederation that will not participate this week in qualifying is Africa, as those nations prepare for the 2013 African Cup of Nations.
The other five confederations will have plenty of storylines present. The most important may come in CONCACAF, where the six teams to play in the final round of qualifying will be decided.
While it may still be early in all of the other regions, there are plenty of crucial matchups between continental heavyweights on Friday.
Here are the seven best matches that World Cup qualifying has to offer on Friday.