How the European qualifying groups stand
On the eve of the last World Cup qualifying league matches, we look at which teams can make the grade today
While Belgium (25 points) have already qualified, Croatia (17) can make it to the play-offs irrespective of what happens in today’s matches.
Italy, who play Armenia, are already assured qualification. However, there will be a heated battle for a play-off spot with Bulgaria (13 points), Denmark (13), Czech Republic (12) and Armenia (12) in the hunt.
Germany have qualified and Sweden are likely to make the play-offs.
With Holland having made the cut, Turkey (16 points), Romania (16) or Hungary (14) can make the play-offs.
Switzerland have qualified while Iceland (16 points) or Slovenia (15) can make it to the play-offs.
Russia lead Portugal by three points and need just a point away at Azerbaijan. Portugul are assured of finishing runners-up whatever the final day results.
Bosnia-Herzegovina lead Greece on goal difference and need to beat Lithuania away to assure themselves of a spot, as even goal-shy Greece should beat Liechtenstein. The Greeks will be assured of at the very least second regardless of the way the results pan out.
England lead Ukraine by a point but must realistically beat the Poles to assure themselves of a place as the Ukrainians play pointless San Marino.
World Cup holders Spain lead France by three points and require just a point to Georgia. France are guaranteed at least the runners-up spot and a place in the play-offs.