World Cup 2014: Rocky road to rio awaits
Published 01/08/2011 | 05:00
Group A: Croatia, Serbia, Belgium, Scotland, Macedonia, Wales.
Italy, Denmark, Czech Republic,
Bulgaria, Armenia, Malta.
Republic of Ireland,
Austria, Faroe Islands,
Netherlands, Turkey, Hungary, Romania, Estonia, Andorra.
Norway, Slovenia, Switzerland, Albania, Cyprus, Iceland.
Portugal, Russia, Israel, Northern
Ireland, Azerbaijan, Luxembourg.
Greece, Slovakia, Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Lithuania, Latvia, Liechtenstein.
England, Montenegro, Ukraine,
Poland, Moldova, San Marino.
Spain, France, Belarus, Georgia, Finland.
Africa: Five will qualify after the 10 group winners pair off into five play-offs. Concacaf: USA and Mexico are unlikely to miss 2014. They will be joined by one other nation, with the fourth best playing off against the Oceania qualifier. Asia: Australia, South Africa, Japan, China and Arab nations. Top four from groups qualify and fifth best plays off against a South American team. Oceania: Winner will play the fourth in the Concacaf region for a place in the finals.