Filed under: Stream Soccer UEFA 2014 World Cup qualifying: Belgium, Germany and Switzerland all advance Contributors: SBNation.com Staff / new Share this story Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share All sharing options Share All sharing options for: UEFA 2014 World Cup qualifying: Belgium, Germany and Switzerland all advance Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Belgium downed Croatia in Europe's big early game, sealing their place in the World Cup finals, and both Germany and Switzerland were hot on their heels as UEFA qualification beings to wrap up. 24 Total Updates Since Oct 11, 2013, 2:00am EDT Follow this stream October 11, 2013 Spain squeeze past Belarus By Callum Hamilton / new Spain took their time to break down a resolute Belarus side with two second-half goals from Xavi and Alvaro Negredo in the UEFA World Cup qualifying. October 11, 2013 Portugal stunned by Israel By Kim McCauley@lgbtqfc / new Once again, it looks like Portugal will have to go through a playoff to make a major tournament. October 11, 2013 UEFA World Cup qualifying wrap: The end is near By Zach Woosley / new Several teams claimed automatic qualifying spots for next summer's World Cup while, others secured spots in the playoff round. / new October 11, 2013 Germany cruise against Ireland By Kim McCauley@lgbtqfc / new The Germans are heading to the World Cup, while Ireland's hopes of securing a playoff spot were dashed. October 11, 2013 England, Townsend, cruise past Montenegro By Graham MacAree / new Roy Hodgson's England needed a strong performance to have much hope of reaching next year's World Cup finals, and they delivered with a 4-1 win against Montenegro. Another win (against Poland) will see them through. October 11, 2013 Switzerland qualify for Brazil 2014 By Jack Sargeant / new Switzerland's 2-1 win in Albania this evening has guaranteed their place at Brazil 2014. October 11, 2013 Germany qualify for 2014 World Cup By Jack Sargeant / new Germany have booked their place at the 2014 World Cup with a 3-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland. October 11, 2013 van Persie makes history as Netherlands win 8-1 By Jack Sargeant / new The Netherlands have celebrated their qualification to next year's World Cup with a fantastic victory over Hungary. October 11, 2013 Russia thump Luxembourg with ease By Callum Hamilton / new Russia got a routine victory against Luxembourg as they put four goals past the minnows in the UEFA World Cup Qualifying stages. October 11, 2013 Bendtner and the Danes foiled by Aquilani By Kim McCauley@lgbtqfc / new In a vacuum, a home draw against Italy is a decent result. In Denmark's current situation, it's a setback. October 11, 2013 Lukaku fires Belgium past Croatia By Kim McCauley@lgbtqfc / new The Belgians are in the World Cup thanks to Romelu Lukaku, while Croatia will have to go through a playoff to make the finals. October 11, 2013 Belgium seal Brazil 2014 qualification By Jack Sargeant / new Belgium's win against Croatia has seen them confirm their place at next summer's World Cup -- their first major tournament in over a decade. October 11, 2013 England vs. Montenegro: Lineups By Callum Hamilton / new Andros Townsend starts in place of James Milner for England, while Jack Wilshere is dropped as expected in favour of a Steven Gerrard-Frank Lampard central midfield. October 11, 2013 England face must-win clash against Montenegro By Callum Hamilton / new England will need two wins to round off their qualifying campaign and secure their spot in the World Cup, starting with Montenegro at Wembley. October 11, 2013 UEFA zone in the homestretch By Nickolai Sukharev / new How will it all end? October 11, 2013 Danes looking to keep World Cup hopes alive By Shaun Best / new Denmark head into Friday's game against already qualified Italy, needing a positive result to stay in the hunt for snatching a playoff spot. October 11, 2013 A wounded Germany can clinch the group with a win By Zach Woosley / new Germany look to wrap up their spot in next summer's World Cup with a result against the Irish. October 11, 2013 Belgium only need a draw against Croatia By Jack Sargeant / new Belgium need only a draw away in Croatia to guarantee World Cup qualification, with the hosts needing a win for any chance of avoiding the playoffs. October 11, 2013 The Netherlands' work isn't quite done yet By Jack Sargeant / new The Netherlands may already have World Cup qualification confirmed, though they've still got important FIFA ranking points to fight for. October 11, 2013 Both Ukraine and Poland still in contention By Jack Sargeant / new Poland hop over the border to play neighbours Ukraine on Friday, with both sides still in contention for World Cup qualification. October 11, 2013 Russia need three points against Luxembourg By Zach Woosley / new Russia need to just keep winning to secure their place in next summer's World Cup. October 11, 2013 Spain look to sweep aside Belarus By Zach Woosley / new Spain need a win over Belarus to leave themselves only needing a point from their final qualifier to claim their spot in next summer's World Cup. October 11, 2013 Portugal look to keep pressure on Russia By Jack Sargeant / new Depending on results elsewhere, Portugal can leapfrog Russia with a win at home to Israel on Friday night. October 11, 2013 Greece need a win against Slovakia By Kirsten Schlewitz / new Slovakia are out of the running for Brazil, but hosts Greece need maximum points if they hope to overtake Bosnia and bypass the playoff round.