Austria – Oct. 11 @ Sweden (2:45 PM EDT), Oct. 15 @ Faroe Islands (2:45 PM EDT)
Austria sees itself on the outside looking in currently sitting in third place in Group C, 3 points behind second place Sweden. The match against the Swede's next Friday is their do-or-die moment. Let's root on David Alaba as he goes up against whatever-species-you-actually-consider-Zlatan-to-be-because-hes-not-human-and-thats-cheating-Sweden-and-you-know-it.
Belgium – Oct.11 @ Croatia (12:00 PM EDT), Oct.15 vs. Wales (2:45 PM EDT)
Daniel van Buyten
Unless something shocking happens, Belgium will be going to the 2014 World Cup. A single win in either of their last 2 games will see them through, and lets face it, they face a Wales sans Gareth Bale.
Brazil – Oct. 12 @ South Korea* (7:00 AM EDT), Oct. 15 vs. Zambia* (7:45 AM EDT)
The Brazilian's play meaningless friendlies. Boring. Might as well go eat cake instead.
Croatia – Oct.11 vs. Beligum (12:00 PM EDT), Oct. 15 @ Scotland (2:45 PM EDT)
Unless something miraculous happens in the Wales-Belgium match and the Croatians can defeat Belgium, the Croatians are headed into the knockout round in November.
France – Oct. 11 vs. Australia* (3:00 PM EDT), Oct. 15 vs. Finland (3:00 PM EDT)
Spain and France are even on points and separated only by goal differential for the automatic berth to World Cup 2014 and the knockout round in November. However, Spain has played one less game than France. Franck better bring his goal scoring boots and hope that someone takes one game from Spain.
The Germans directly qualify for World Cup 2014 with a win in either of their remaining matches. Here's hoping some of the 7 Bayern callups for Germany knock off Sweden for David Alaba.
Netherlands – Oct. 11 vs. Hungary (2:30 PM EDT), Oct. 11 @ Turkey (2:00 PM EDT)
The Netherlands are already going to the World Cup and Arjen Robben should take this time to take another class at right footed practice school.
Peru – Oct. 11 @ Aregntina (7:00 PM EDT), Oct. 15 vs. Bolivia (10:15 PM EDT)
Peru have already been eliminated for World Cup qualifying. Argentina have already qualified. Bolivia are already eliminated. More cake to be eaten here.
Switzerland – Oct. 11 @ Albania (2:30 PM EDT), Oct. 15 vs. Slovenia (2:00 PM EDT)
A win in either of their matches see the Swiss go to World Cup 2014. Also, Xherdan Shaqiri is awesome.