Flying the flag
The USA Men’s national team are on course to reach the FIFA 2014 World Cup. Hoffenheim’s Fabian Johnson provided the assist for Jozy altidore in the 1-0 win over Honduras to remain top of the CONCACAF standings. Johnson and Jermaine Jones both played the full 90 minutes.
Meanwhile, Costa Rica beat Panama 2-0 to stay within two points of the USA in their World Cup qualification campaign. Junior Diaz of 1. FSV Mainz 05 started and finished the match at left-back.
Heung Min Son and South Korea clinched their place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup despite a 1-0 loss to Iran on Tuesday 18 June.
Robbie Kruse, who recently agreed to join Leverkusen from Düsseldorf, helped Australia quallify
The 24-year-old winger won his 23rd cap and can now look forward to participating in his first World Cup after
Burkina Faso were runners-up in this years' African Cup of Nations and remain on course to appear at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil next summer. FC Augsburg's
Bance's teammate Mohammed Amsif was also in action for Morocco against Gambia. The
Schalke 04 striker Teemu Pukki opened the scoring for Finland away to Belarus on Tuesday 11 June. However, the Group I cellar-dwellers hit back to secure a 1-1 draw
Hamburg hardman Tomas Rincon (l. against Diego Forlan) had a less enjoyable evening with Venezuela.
Eintracht Frankfurt defender Carlos Zambrano (r. against Radamel Falcao) was likewise sent for an early shower as Peru slipped to a 2-0 loss away to Colombia
Hoffenheim defender Fabian Johnson played 87 minutes of the USA's home game against Panama in Seattle on Tuesday.
Fortuna Düsseldorf midfielder Robbie Kruse (l.) was on target for Australia in their World Cup qualifier against Jordan on Tuesday.
VfB Stuttgart wide man Shinji Okazaki struck an 89th minute winner as Japan earned a 1-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Iraq in Doha
Hannover 96 defender Hiroki Sakai (r.) played the full 90 minutes for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup winners,
South Korea edged closer to a place at the final themselves with a 1-0 victory against Uzbekistan,
1. FC Nuremberg defender Per Nilsson (l.) looks on as his Sweden colleague Zlatan Ibrahimovic (r.)
Denmark once again stumbled badly in their calamitous qualification campaign at home to Armenia.
There were also various friendlies taking place on Tuesday evening. Arjen Robben (r.) carried on his fine FC Bayern Munich form for the Netherlands,
On Sunday, FC Augsburg striker Knowledge Musona (l.) may have equalised for Zimbabwe at home to Egypt during African zone qualifying,
Fellow Augsburg frontman Aristide Bance was in the Burkina Faso starting line-up away to Niger.
A day earlier, pint-sized Bayern winger Xherdan Shaqiri (c.) set up the winning goal for Switzerland against Cyprus in Geneva
On Friday, FC Bayern's treble-winner David Alaba rounded off a fine season by scoring from the penalty sport in Austria’s 2-1 win over Sweden
Stuttgart winger Martin Harnik (r.) also featured, as did Schalke's Christian Fuchs, Mainz's Julian Baumgartlinger and Bremen's
Belgian midfielder Kevin de Bruyne's season gained yet another highlight after the on-loan Bremen star opened the scoring for his country in the 2-1
Borussia Dormund's Neven Subotic (l.) also featured for Serbia and had his hands full, playing the entire 90 minutes
It was a fruitful day for Bosnia-Herzegovina against Latvia. Stuttgart's Vedad Ibisevic (r.) was on target in the first half, while
Croatia were dealt a surprise home defeat by Scotland in their World Cup qualifier. Bayern's Mario Mandzukic & Co. couldn't prevent a 1-0
Finland were able to narrowly get the better of Belarus as they edged there way to a 1-0 victory, Schalke’s Teemu Pukki playing his part...
...while Bayern's Robben was on target for the Netherlands in a 3-0 friendly win over Indonesia
Dortmund's Jakub Blaszczykowski was able to score his 13th goal for Poland, but the team could only manage a 1-1 draw with Moldova
There was better news for USA midfielder Jermaine Jones (r.), though. The Schalke man starred as the team coached by former Germany international Jürgen Klinsmann beat Jamaica 2-1 to ease their qualifying bid for World Cup 2014. Hoffenheim's Fabian Johnson also featured