2014 World Cup qualifying update

November 18, 2013
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By Wednesday evening, after Uruguay applies the finishing touches on a lopsided playoff series with Jordan, the 32-nation field for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will be complete.

In all, entering Tuesday’s matches, eight slots remain open — although three are essentially settled.

Who has qualified …

South America

Brazil (host)

Argentina

Colombia

Chile

Ecuador

North/Central America and Caribbean

United States

Costa Rica

Honduras

Asia

Australia

Iran

Japan

South Korea

Europe

Belgium

Bosnia-Herzegovina

England

Germany

Italy

Netherlands

Russia

Spain

Switzerland

Africa

Nigeria

Ivory Coast

Cameroon

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What remains …

(All times are Eastern)

European playoffs, Tuesday

Romania vs. Greece in Bucharest, 1:55 p.m. ESPN3.com (Greece leads, 3-1)

Croatia vs. Iceland in Zagreb, 2:10 p.m. ESPN3.com (0-0 in first leg)

Sweden vs. Portugal in Solna, 2:30 p.m. ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN (Portugal leads, 1-0)

France vs. Ukraine in Saint-Denis, 2:55 p.m. Univision Deportes, ESPN3.com (Ukraine leads, 2-0)

African playoffs, Tuesday

Egypt vs. Ghana in Cairo, 10:50 a.m. beIN Sport, beIN Sport Spanish (Ghana leads, 6-1)

Algeria vs. Burkina Faso in Blida, 1 p.m. beIN Sport, beIN Sport Spanish (Burkina Faso leads, 3-2)

Intercontinental playoffs, Wednesday

New Zealand vs. Mexico in Wellington, 1 a.m. ESPN, Univision, univisiondeportes.com, WatchESPN (Mexico leads, 5-1)

Uruguay vs. Jordan in Montevideo, 6 p.m. beIN Sport, beIN Sport Spanish (Uruguay leads, 5-0)

Friendlies available for viewing Tuesday …

South Africa vs. Spain in Johannesburg, 2 p.m. ESPN3.com (tape at 4:45 on ESPN Deportes)

Netherlands vs. Colombia in Amsterdam, 2:30 p.m. ESPN3.com (tape at 6:45 on ESPN Deportes)

Austria vs. United States in Vienna, 2:45 p.m. NBC Sports Network, UniMas, nbcsports.com

England vs. Germany in London, 3 p.m. Fox Sports 1, foxsoccer2go.com

Brazil vs. Chile in Toronto, 7:50 p.m. beIN Sport, beIN Sport Spanish

Ecuador vs. Honduras in Houston, 9:50 p.m. beIN Sport, beIN Sport Spanish

 

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.
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