Germany goes into its World Cup qualifyer having already booked a spot at Brazil 2014. But Joachim Löw's squad will be looking for revenge after drawing 4-4 in Berlin in the first leg.
Not all of the spots for the 2018 World Cup draw have been filled, but with the playoff draw having been held, the final 32 is a step closer to being complete. The draw has delivered some exciting matchups.
The United States will sit out a World Cup for the first time in 32 years after failing to qualify for next year's tournament. DW analyzes what has gone wrong for the country, which had been making strides forward.
US national team coach Bruce Arena has resigned in the wake of failing to reach the 2018 World Cup. The 66-year-old said that "questions rightly should be asked about how we can improve," after missing the cut.
The Netherlands, finalists in 2010, will not be at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, despite a 2-0 win over Sweden on the night. France booked a ticket, while European champions Portugal scraped in at Switzerland's expense.
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