Bolivia took advantage of Lionel Messi's absence to claim a comfortable 2-0 victory, harming Argentina's hopes of World Cup qualification in La Paz on Tuesday.
Netherlands are in danger of failing to qualify for a second straight major tournament after losing 2-0 to Bulgaria in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday.
Greece celebrated their independence day holiday by holding Belgium to a 1-1 draw in Brussels in World Cup qualifying on Saturday.
France saw off a spirited challenge from Luxembourg to win 3-1 at Stade Josy Barthel and stay clear at the top of World Cup qualifying Group A.
Cristiano Ronaldo teamed up with rising talent Andre Silva to score twice and lead Portugal past Hungary 3-0 in World Cup qualifying on Saturday.
Italy beat Albania 2-0 in World Cup qualifying as goalkeeper GIanluigi Buffon made his 1,000th professional appearance.
David Silva helped Spain move a step closer to next year's World Cup finals in Russia with a 4-1 victory over Group G rivals Israel in Gijon.
Lionel Messi scored the only goal as Argentina kept alive their hopes of World Cup qualification with a 1-0 win over Chile in Buenos Aires.
Paulinho hit a hat-trick as Brazil recorded a 4-1 victory over Uruguay in Montevideo to move seven points clear in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying standings.
Lukas Podolski scored the winner in his final international appearance as Germany defeated England 1-0 in Dortmund.
Lionel Messi's stunning free kick helped Argentina give their World Cup qualification hopes a timely boost with a 3-0 win over Colombia.
Manchester City-bound forward Gabriel Jesus scored one and set up another as Brazil made it six wins in a row with a 2-0 victory over Peru.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace and missed a second-half penalty as Euro 2016 winners Portugal eased to victory in their World Cup qualifier against Latvia.
Belgium thumped Estonia 8-1 to make it four wins out of four in Group H of the World Cup qualifiers.
Memphis Depay scored two second-half goals to spare Netherlands' blushes in a 3-1 World Cup qualifying win in Luxembourg.
Spain's 4-0 win over Macedonia -- their 93rd home victory in a qualifying campaign -- set a new all-time record.
Andrea Belotti scored twice as Italy kept the pressure on Group G leaders Spain with a 4-0 win over Liechtenstein in Vaduz.
Wales suffered a World Cup blow as Serbia struck late on at the Cardiff City Stadium to earn a 1-1 draw.
England cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win over Scotland at Wembley, overcoming an uncertain opening spell to take all three points thanks to headed goals from Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill.
France moved three points clear of Sweden at the top of Group A as they came from behind to beat them 2-1 thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Dimitri Payet.
A Serge Gnabry hat trick helped Germany remain on top of Group C with an emphatic 8-0 defeat of San Marino at the Olimpico di Serravalle.
Robert Lewandowski scored twice for Poland but he is likely to remember the 3-0 World Cup Qualifying win in Romania for a different reason.
England needed a fine display from goalkeeper Joe Hart to scrape a goalless draw away to Slovenia in their 2018 World Cup qualification clash in Group F.
A pair of goals in four first-half minutes saw Germany coast to a 2-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Northern Ireland in Hanover.
Brazil moved to the top of the pile in the 2018 World Cup South American qualifying group with a 2-0 win over Venezuela.
Argentina's stuttering World Cup qualifying campaign continued as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Paraguay.
Paul Pogba scored a spectular long-range goal as France took control of Group A with a 1-0 win over Netherlands.
Andre Silva notched a first-half hat trick as Portugal strolled to a 6-0 win against the Faroe Islands in Torshavn.
Christian Benteke scored the quickest ever goal in World Cup qualifying to help Belgium to a comfortable 6-0 victory away at Gibraltar.
Spain overcame a spirited Albania with second half goals from Diego Costa and Nolito sealing a deserved victory - but there was concern as captain Sergio Ramos suffered a knee injury late on.
The seedings for the 2018 World Cup finals draw can now be confirmed after Peru booked the 32nd and last place at next summer's tournament in Russia.
Gian Piero Ventura has been sacked as coach of Italy after failing to guide them to next summer's World Cup, the Italian Football Federation has announced.
Christian Eriksen's hat trick helped Denmark qualify for the 2018 World Cup with a 5-1 win over Republic of Ireland, whose hopes ended in the UEFA playoffs once more.
Italy have failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958, as Sweden secured their spot in Russia after the teams' 0-0 draw on Monday in Milan.
Croatia comfortably negotiated the second leg of their play-off tie against Greece with a goalless draw sealing their place at next summer's World Cup.
Northern Ireland saw their World Cup dream die in Basel on Sunday, though it was a controversial penalty three days earlier that ultimately sent Switzerland through to Russia.
Darren Randolph was the Republic of Ireland's hero as they returned from Denmark with a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw after surviving a stern test of their World Cup credentials.
Italy must beat Sweden at San Siro on Monday to have any hope of qualifying for the World Cup in Russia after Jakob Johansson condemned the Azzurri to a 1-0 first-leg defeat in Stockholm.
Croatia put one foot toward a place in Russia next year with a 4-1 win over Greece in the first leg of their World Cup qualifying playoff on Thursday.
Northern Ireland experienced their own Thierry Henry moment in a World Cup playoff as Switzerland gained the upper hand in Belfast with a controversially-awarded penalty.
Italy have been drawn against Sweden in the European playoffs for the 2018 World Cup, while Republic of Ireland will meet Denmark.
Argentina conceded after just 37 seconds in their must-win game against Ecuador -- but Lionel Messi came to the rescue as his side booked their place at next summer's World Cup.
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.
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.