World Cup Qualifying Live Scores, Highlights, Results

Karl MatchettFeatured ColumnistOctober 15, 2013

RIFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 14:  Diego Forlan of Uruguay in action during the international friendly match between Japan and Uruguay at Miyagi Stadium on August 14, 2013 in Rifu, Miyagi, Japan.  (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)
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Main highlights from an all-important night of FIFA World Cup qualifying matches:

 

Africa: 

  • Ghana rout Egypt 6-1 in African zone playoff first leg

Europe:

  • Bosnia qualify for 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • Russia also confirm their place, as do England and Spain
  • Greece, Portugal, Sweden and Croatia will be seeded in playoffs
  • Ukraine, France, Iceland and Romania will be unseeded
  • Denmark snatch second-place in Group B—but miss out on playoffs

South America:

  • Argentina lose to Uruguay but win the CONMEBOL table
  • Colombia, Chile and Ecuador proceed to the World Cup alongside Argentina
  • Uruguay face a two-legged playoff against Jordan

North America:

  • A late United States fightback sees them defeat Panama
  • the USA win sends Mexico into a two-legged playoff against New Zealand
  • Costa Rica and Honduras are also off to the World Cup finals.