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In Pictures: World Cup qualifying
A glimpse at the progress of teams vying for a spot at Brazil 2014.
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2013 13:26
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The United States and Costa Rica both notched important wins to move joint top of CONCACAF qualifying for Brazil [GETTY]
Brad Evans scored a last-gasp goal to give the US a thrilling 2-1 win over Jamaica at Kingston, moving them to seven points from four games, the same record as Costa Rica [AFP]
Costa Rica beat Honduras 1-0 thanks to a 25th minute goal by New York Red Bulls defender Roy Miller [AFP]
In South American qualifying, Argentina remain five points clear at the top of the standings, despite a 0-0 draw at home against Colombia. Argentina have 25 points from 12 matches and are comfortably clear of Colombia and Ecuador who both have 20 points from 11 games [AFP]
Chile took sole possession of fourth place in the standings - the final automatic qualifying place for Brazil 2014 - by winning 2-1 at bottom team Paraguay while Venezuela, who remain the only South American team to have never played at the World Cup, are fifth after a 0-0 draw at Bolivia [AFP]
In European qualifying, Portugal revived their Brazil campaign with a 1-0 victory over Russia, with Helder Postiga’s ninth-minute winner lifting the Portuguese to first in Group F [AFP]

Mario Balotelli was red-carded for Italy in a 0-0 draw at the Czech Republic that put the four-time world champions closer to next year's finals. Italy are now four points clear of Bulgaria in Group B with four matches left [GETTY]

Belgium and Bosnia-Herzegovina both won to consolidate top spots in their groups but Group H leader Montenegro lost 4-0 at home to Ukraine to put second-place England back in control of their own destiny [AFP]
In Group C, Austria threw the three-team race for the runner-up spot behind Germany wide open by beating Sweden 2-1 in Vienna. The Austrians are level on points with Ireland, who beat the Faeroe Islands [AFP]
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The United States and Costa Rica both notched important wins to move joint top of CONCACAF qualifying for Brazil [GETTY];*;Brad Evans scored a last-gasp goal to give the US a thrilling 2-1 win over Jamaica at Kingston, moving them to seven points from four games, the same record as Costa Rica [AFP];*;Costa Rica beat Honduras 1-0 thanks to a 25th minute goal by New York Red Bulls defender Roy Miller [AFP];*;In South American qualifying, Argentina remain five points clear at the top of the standings, despite a 0-0 draw at home against Colombia. Argentina have 25 points from 12 matches and are comfortably clear of Colombia and Ecuador who both have 20 points from 11 games [AFP];*;Chile took sole possession of fourth place in the standings - the final automatic qualifying place for Brazil 2014 - by winning 2-1 at bottom team Paraguay while Venezuela, who remain the only South American team to have never played at the World Cup, are fifth after a 0-0 draw at Bolivia [AFP];*;In European qualifying, Portugal revived their Brazil campaign with a 1-0 victory over Russia, with Helder Postiga’s ninth-minute winner lifting the Portuguese to first in Group F [AFP];*;

Mario Balotelli was red-carded for Italy in a 0-0 draw at the Czech Republic that put the four-time world champions closer to next year(***)s finals. Italy are now four points clear of Bulgaria in Group B with four matches left [GETTY]

;*;Belgium and Bosnia-Herzegovina both won to consolidate top spots in their groups but Group H leader Montenegro lost 4-0 at home to Ukraine to put second-place England back in control of their own destiny [AFP] ;*;In Group C, Austria threw the three-team race for the runner-up spot behind Germany wide open by beating Sweden 2-1 in Vienna. The Austrians are level on points with Ireland, who beat the Faeroe Islands [AFP] Daylife ID:

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