The Washington Post

Based on global rankings, FIFA has set the top eight seeds ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

England, Russia, defending champion Spain and Bosnia-Herzegovina have qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

With six weeks and four matchdays remaining in the World Cup qualifying competition, 22 berths in Brazil next summer remain up for grabs.

Montreal crushes Toronto in Canadian Championship semifinals. Monterrey wins CONCACAF Champions League. Americans abroad. NWSL. MLS and Make-a-Wish.

Clint Dempsey scored twice, including a late equalizer, but Tottenham Hotspur fell at Basel on penalty kicks in the UEFA Europa League quarterfinals.

Thirty World Cup qualifiers are available for viewing on TV or online Friday, including defending champion Spain, England, Argentina and the U.S. national team's pivotal match against Costa Rica.

Several Americans playing abroad are in mid-week cup action, including Brad Friedel and Tottenham Hotspur against Inter Milan in the Europa League.