Over the last 10 days or so, we've witnessed the penultimate set of World Cup 2014 qualifying fixtures from the UEFA section. Those fixtures have thrown up some impressive performances, incredible results and, of course, disappointment for some nations and players, too.
We've discovered who the first two UEFA nations to qualify for next summer's World Cup tournament are, a manager has lost his job and some of the English Premier League's top players have come to the fore, like Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck (pictured).
Over the course of the next 8 slides, I'll run through a list of who's hot and who's not from the latest set of UEFA qualifying fixtures for the 2014 World Cup. The rules for this article are simple:
- The slides are in no particular order
- The managers/players/countries included are here because they stood out to me.
- A player's inclusion will relate to his own individual performance, or lack thereof. The same can be said for any managers/countries that will be discussed as we go forward.
Now that that has been taken care of, without further ado, let's take a look at who's been hot and who has not during the latest set of UEFA qualifying fixtures for next year's World Cup in Brazil.