Trinidad and Tobago beat the United States 2-1 in the team's final Hexagonal World Cup qualifier, meaning the Americans will miss out on the game's biggest tournament in Russia in 2018.
Sweden secured a spot in the UEFA World Cup qualifying playoffs despite losing 2-0 to Netherlands, whose elimination was confirmed.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal confirmed their spot at the 2018 World Cup by beating Switzerland 2-0 in their final UEFA qualifier on Tuesday.
Antoine Griezmann scored one and made another as France secured World Cup qualification with a narrow 2-1 victory over Belarus in Paris.
Antonio Candreva's second-half strike was enough for Italy to end their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a narrow 1-0 victory in Albania.
James McClean sent the Republic of Ireland into a World Cup playoff as Wales' hopes of qualification were ended by a 1-0 defeat in Cardiff.
Serbia qualified for the 2018 World Cup after a 74th-minute goal by substitute Aleksandar Prijovic gave them a 1-0 home win over Georgia on Monday and enabled them to finish top of Europe's Group D with 21 points from 10 games.
Iceland reached the World Cup for the first time when they beat Kosovo 2-0 on Monday to finish top of Group I and qualify for next year's finals in Russia.
Spain ended their qualification campaign by beating Israel 1-0 on a frustrating night at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem.
Poland sealed their first World Cup spot since the 2006 tournament after an early onslaught and a late flourish, including a goal from the excellent Robert Lewandowski, gave them a 4-2 home win over Montenegro on Sunday.
Leon Goretzka inspired Germany to a 5-1 rout over Azerbaijan as the defending champions wrapped up their World Cup qualification campaign in style.
England once again disappointed in victory as Gareth Southgate's men stuttered against Lithuania in the final competitive match before next summer's World Cup.
Egypt became the second African nation after Nigeria to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup following a last-gasp 2-1 win against Congo-Brazzaville.
Giampiero Ventura's misfiring Italy limped into the uncertainty of the World Cup qualifying playoffs after being held to a 1-1 draw by Macedonia in Turin.
Spain sealed their place in next year's World Cup finals with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Albania in a match which saw La Roja centre-back Gerard Pique once again the target of whistles and jeers.
Bayern Munich have confirmed the appointment of former head coach Jupp Heynckes until the end of the season.
Brazil and Bolivia played an entertaining 0-0 draw in a game that did nothing to change either side's World Cup fate on Thursday.
Argentina are in peril of missing their first World Cup since 1970 after they were held to a 0-0 draw against Peru.
Germany will be in Russia next summer to defend their World Cup crown having sealed their qualification by inflicting a first competitive home defeat on Northern Ireland in four years.
England claimed their place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia courtesy of a late Harry Kane goal against Slovenia on Thursday night, while a 10-man Slovakia were beaten 1-0 by Scotland.
Isco struck twice as champions Real Madrid beat Espanyol 2-0 to claim their first home win of the season in La Liga on Sunday.
Juventus let slip a two-goal lead, while Paulo Dybala also had a late penalty saved in a 2-2 draw with Atalanta.
Lucas Ocampos scored twice as Marseille recovered from a terrible start to beat Nice 4-2 in the Mediterranean derby in Ligue 1.
Serie A title hopefuls Roma struck a blow to AC Milan's own plans to recapture past glories by beating the new-look Rossoneri 2-0 at San Siro on Sunday.
Lionel Messi struck twice as Barcelona beat Las Palmas 3-0 at a deserted Camp Nou in a match overshadowed by politics.
Joselu handed Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez a draw against former club Liverpool as missed chances cost the visitors dearly.
Bayern Munich's misery deepened as they let a two-goal Bundesliga lead slip for the second consecutive week to draw 2-2 at Hertha Berlin.
Arsene Wenger celebrated his 21st anniversary as Arsenal manager with a 2-0 win over Brighton and a brilliant team goal scored by Alex Iwobi.
Marcelo Brozovic scored two goals in the space of three minutes to secure Inter Milan a 2-1 victory over Benevento.
Napoli extended their Serie A record this season to seven straight wins with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Cagliari.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored from a free kick to help Real Madrid beat Gremio 1-0 and claim the Club World Cup in Saturday's final in Abu Dhabi.
Gareth Bale was the surprise hero as Real Madrid survived a shock against outsiders Al Jazira to win 2-1 in Wednesday's extra dramatic Club World Cup semifinal in Abu Dhabi.
Reigning champions Real Madrid will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16, while Chelsea take on Barcelona.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo won the fifth Ballon d'Or of his career on Thursday, matching Lionel Messi as the most-awarded winner of one of the sport's top individual honours.
A scintillating display of football from Liverpool's Fab Four saw Jurgen Klopp's side blaze their way into the Champions League knockout phase with a 7-0 victory over Spartak Moscow.
Manchester City slumped to their first defeat of the season with a 2-1 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in their final Champions League Group F game.
Fernando Llorente and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou scored their first goals for Tottenham goal as Spurs strolled into the Champions League round of 16 by beating Apoel Nicosia.
Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in every Champions League group stage match as Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 at the Bernabeu.
Feyenoord finally secured their first points in Champions League Group F, rallying from a goal down to beat Napoli 2-1 on Wednesday, costing the Serie A side a spot in the round of 16.
Sevilla qualified for the round of 16 of the Champions League with a 1-1 draw at Maribor on Wednesday.
Ten-man Porto advanced out of Group G with a 5-2 defeat of a disappointing Monaco side, who also went down a man at the Estadio do Dragao.
RB Leipzig's Champions League debut ended in a 2-1 home loss to Group G winner Besiktas on Wednesday.
Bayern Munich got a little payback against Paris Saint-Germain with a 3-1 win at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night in Group B.
Juventus secured their place in the round of 16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 victory against Olympiakos in Greece.
Barcelona completed their Champions League Group D campaign with a 2-0 win over Sporting Lisbon at the Camp Nou.
Manchester United came from behind to beat CSKA Moscow and top their Champions League group as Jose Mourinho's men took their unbeaten home run to a club record-equalling 40th match.
Chelsea missed a chance to finish top of Champions League Group C after a 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Madrid, who will settle for a Europa League spot.
Roma progressed to the Champions League knockout stage as Group C winners after beating Qarabag 1-0 on Tuesday.
Celtic will be playing European football after Christmas despite a 1-0 Champions League defeat by Anderlecht at Parkhead.
Lionel Messi started on the bench as Barcelona secured their passage into the round of 16 of the Champions League with a 0-0 draw at Juventus.
Corentin Tolisso set up one goal and scored another to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over Anderlecht on Wednesday in Group B of the Champions League.
Manchester United were denied a place in the Champions League knockout phase as Michael Lang's late strike secured Basel a memorable, and deserved, victory.
Willian scored twice and was fouled for two penalties as Chelsea cruised into the Champions League knockout stages with a 4-0 win over 10-man Qarabag at the Olympic Stadium in Baku.
Antoine Griezmann's stunning goal kept Atletico Madrid's Champions League hopes alive as they grabbed a vital victory over Roma.
Celtic suffered another night of European anguish against Paris St Germain in a 7-1 thrashing in the Parc des Princes.
Raheem Sterling struck a late winner as Manchester City secured top spot in Champions League Group F with a 1-0 win over Feyenoord.
Cristiano Ronaldo set another Champions League record as holders Real Madrid sealed their place in the knockout stages with a comprehensive victory against Apoel Nicosia.
Lorenzo Insigne's magical strike broke Shakhtar Donetsk's defences and Napoli went on to a 3-0 win, which gives them hope of Champions League progress.
Liverpool squandered a three-goal half-time lead to throw away the chance of early Champions League qualification as Sevilla netted a 93rd-minute equaliser in Spain.
Son Heung-Min proved the scourge of Borussia Dortmund again as his late winner ensured Tottenham will go through to the Champions League round of 16 as group winners.