In 2011, 203 teams began the Brazil 2014 World Cup qualification process and after the next round of matches, we will have a clearer picture of who will join the host nation next June.
Jack Wilshere, fresh from his England being a "local team for local people" speech to the BBC at a recent press conference, will lead the Three Lions into action against Montenegro. Mesut Ozil, his teammate at Arsenal, will be looking another easy win with Germany over the Republic of Ireland, having beaten them 6-1 in the Aviva Stadium, to qualify.
Chile will travel to Colombia with everything on the line for both countries, Belgium only need to avoid defeat to Croatia to gain their finals place, Spain only need to beat lowly Belarus to win Group I and condemn France to the playoffs, and Honduras entertain the already-qualified Costa Rica with the very real hope of joining them in Brazil.
In short, everything is to play for.
Here, Bleacher Report offers seven bold predictions ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifiers.