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England, Spain, Russia and Bosnia Qualify For World Cup, While Playoff Spots Decided [VIDEO]

england 600x600 England, Spain, Russia and Bosnia Qualify For World Cup, While Playoff Spots Decided [VIDEO]

England, Spain, Russia and Bosnia-Herzegovina qualified for FIFA World Cup 2014 tonight, joining the teams who have already qualified — Brazil, United States of America, Australia, Japan, Iran, South Korea, Italy, Netherlands, Argentina, Costa Rica, Colombia, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany.

In Europe, there’s still the playoffs remaining, where the following teams will compete for a chance to reach the World Cup in Brazil — France, Greece, Portugal, Ukraine, Sweden, Iceland, Croatia and Romania. Unfortunately, Denmark — who finished second in their group — didn’t secure a playoff spot because they picked up fewer points than the other second place teams.

The draw to determine who will play what country in the playoffs will be made on Monday in Zurich.

In today’s action, England overcame Poland in a hard fought 2-0 win at Wembley with goals by Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard. Spain beat Georgia 2-0. Russia drew 1-1 against Azerbaijan, which was enough to help Russia win the group, while Bosnia-Herzegovina defeated Lithuania 1-0 to stamp their ticket to the FIFA World Cup.

Here are the two England goals that won the match for The Three Lions tonight:

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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