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After two years of qualifiers, the latest round confirmed 23 of the 32 teams who will compete in The 2018 World Cup in Russia. While the likes of Ronaldo, Messi or Neymar will feature for their respective countries, some big names will miss out on next summer's showpiece.
Scotland blew their last chance to remain in contention for a World Cup place as Slovenia hit back for a 2-2 draw that eliminated Gordon Strachan's side on Sunday.
The final fixtures of the qualifying stages in Europe are going to be nerve-racking. One place in the play-offs in Europe will be hotly contested, with only the top eight runners-up sides making the grade.
Be it by outright elimination or potential play-off heartbreak, plenty of players will not make it to through qualifying. We take a look at ten of the best European players who may have to be content with watching next summer's World Cup in Russia on TV.
An unconvincing and far from inspiring performance was somehow rewarded with all three points as captain for the day Kane scored a late winner to spare England blushes and clinch their place in the 2018 World Cup.
In order to clinch their place in next year's World Cup, England require just two points from their final two games. Thursday's clash at Wembley will be a stern test for Southgate's men who could seal their qualification for Russia tonight.
England goalkeeper Joe Hart expects Slovenia to push the side hard when the teams meet in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Ljubljana on Tuesday.
After his side booked their place at next year's tournament, the Ukraine coach praised the players and the federation