The final entrants for the World Cup will be decided this week, with 1998 winners France having to bounce back from a 0-2 deficit against Ukraine.
Another side like Ukraine who have one foot in Brazil after the first leg of matches is Portugal, who travel to Sweden to defend a 1-0 lead.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the goal in the first leg, and had a high profile backer in former Real Madrid teammate Mesut Ozil...
Cristiano, Coentrao, Pepe - you belong to the World Cup like Germany, spain or England. Good luck.— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) November 15, 2013
The players may well 'belong' to the World Cup in terms of quality, but by the same regard so does Zlatan Ibrahimovic and therefore Sweden.
In fact Sweden and Portugal have both finished in the semi-finals over the past 20 years, and Sweden can boast that historically as far back as 1958 they even made the final.
Still it isn't like there are any Swedes at Arsenal for Ozil to risk offending, right? Wrong...
Kristoffer Olsson, 18, who made his first team debut for Arsenal in the League Cup against West Brom this season was also busy on Twitter ahead of the game...
C'mon Sweden!!— Kristoffer Olsson (@krisolsson) November 15, 2013
Ozil may be upset if Sweden spring a surprise on Tuesday and his old teammate Ronaldo does not make it to the World Cup, but one of his new ones certainly won't be.
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