2014 World Cup: Breakdown of Wednesday's World Cup Qualifiers and What They Mean

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2014 World Cup: Breakdown of Wednesday's World Cup Qualifiers and What They Mean
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While the likes of the United States, England, Italy and France were grabbing all of Wednesday's headlines with their mouthwatering friendly matches, some other encounters on the vast international football day actually bore importance.

Six World Cup qualifiers across two continents pushed us that much closer to the tournament, sending some teams to the brink of elimination and others to the cusp of the booking their tickets to Brazil.

So how did these matches play out? And what do the results mean for layout of the qualification process?

Let's look at each of these matches.

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