things work for their respective countries in the World Cup qualifiers,
seven teams have booked their spot in the much awaited tournament,
other than the host country Russia. The teams are Belgium, Brazil,
Mexico, Iran, South Korea, Japan and Saudi Arabia.
being the host country. The team needs to put their best foot forward
after getting knocked out in the group stage Confederations Cup.
their place in the next World Cup back in March. They stand at the top
of the table, after drawing 1-1 to Columbia on Tuesday.
made it to their fifth yet second consecutive World Cup. They have,
however, only managed one win in the tournament so far.
ninth successive appearance at the World Cup, having qualified after
winning four out of ten games.
qualifying after wins on Tuesday, while Croatia and Iceland are top of a
very tight Group I. Spain maintained its three-point advantage over
second-placed Italy with two matches remaining.