The bright lights and samba beats of World Cup 2014 draw ever nearer, with the list of entrants nearing its conclusion.
European countries are in the middle of final play-off eliminators, as are African nations, while Mexico against New Zealand and Uruguay against Jordan determine final spots.
This weekend's matches confirmed another three places, leaving just eight remaining. By November 20, all 32 spots will be finalised, ahead of the draw on December 6.
Here's an updated look at those on their way to next summer's festivities and a check back on the weekend's results:
|United States||Egypt/Ghana TBD|
|Argentina||Algeria/Burkina Faso TBD|
|Russia||New Zealand/Mexico TBD|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Uruguay/Jordan TBD|
Cameroon 4-1 Tunisia (Cameroon qualify 4-1 on aggregate)
Cameroon are heading to Brazil after an emphatic victory over Tunisia on Sunday, with two-goal Jean Makoun the hero.
Pierre Webo got his side off to a fast start, breaking the deadlock just four minutes into the match, before Benjamin Moukandjo made it 2-0 on the half hour mark.
Ahmed Akaichi narrowed the gap on 49 minutes before Makoun's double late salvo secured qualification.
It's the seventh time Cameroon have made a World Cup since 1982, reaching the quarterfinals once and winning four of their 20 games.
Nigeria 2-0 Ethiopia (Nigeria qualify 4-1 on aggregate)
Nigeria knocked off Ethiopia and became the 22nd team to make Brazil 2014, booking a place at their fifth World Cup.
Having come from behind to win the first leg 2-1 in Ethiopia, the Super Eagles were heavy favourites to finish the job off on home turf and did so comfortably.
A 20th-minute penalty from Chelsea's Victor Moses effectively sealed their progression before Victor Obinna added a final goal in the closing stages.
Boosted by recent Africa Cup of Nations success, Nigeria will be hoping to emulate their best World Cup performances and qualify through to the Round of 16.
Congratulations Nigeria! 1st African team qualified for #WorldCup after 4-1 aggregate win v Ethiopia. A 5th World Cup for the Super Eagles.— Joseph S Blatter (@SeppBlatter) November 16, 2013
In four previous tournaments they have twice achieved that feat and have won four of their 14 World Cup games.
Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast (Ivory Coast qualify 4-2 on aggregate)
Ivory Coast followed in Nigeria's footsteps, holding Senegal to a 1-1 draw and going through thanks to their 3-1 win in the first leg.
The scoreline suggests relative comfort in their progression, but the Elephants were precariously close to elimination after some fraught final moments.
Senegal took the lead on 77 minutes through Moussa Sow, causing a frantic end to the game. The hosts were one goal away from qualifying and threw everyone forward, forcing Ivory Coast to defend for their lives.
Sabri Lamouchi's men prevailed after several nervous exchanges and scored in the final minute through Salomon Kalou.
FT: Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast (2-4) Nowhere near as comfortable as it sounds - CIV held on for their dear lives and are at the World Cup!— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 16, 2013
This will be a third World Cup for Ivory Coast, having qualified for 2006 and 2010.
They have never progressed past the group stage after some unfortunate draws and have two wins from six World Cup games.