Hamburg striker Heung Min Son struck the winner in the 96th minute to give South Korea a 2-1 victory against Qatar in Asia qualifying Group A
In the continent's qualifying Group B, Fortuna Düsseldorf's Australian international Robbie Kruse (r.) was left frustrated after a 2-2 draw at home to Oman.
Australia's draw meant Group B leaders Japan, who started five Bundesliga players in Makoto Hasebe (VfL Wolfsburg, No17), Atsuto Uchida (Schalke 04, No6), Hiroshi Kiyotake (1. FC Nuremberg, No8) VfB Stuttgart's Gotoku Sakai (No5) and Shinji Okazaki (No9), needed only one point to be the first Asian side to qualify for Brazil 2014
Yet Japan crumbled under the weight of expectation and lost 2-1 away to Jordan, although they still have a healthy six point lead at the top of the group
Over to Africa now, where Augsburg striker Aristide Bance was on target for African Cup of Nation's finalists Burkina Faso
Bance's Augsburg team-mate Knowledge Musona (r.) hit the net for Zimbabwe, but it was not enough to prevent a 2-1 defeat to Egypt.
Over to Europe now, more specifically to Dublin, where FC Bayern's Austria international David Alaba (l.) netted a last-minute equaliser for the guests in a 2-2 draw against Republic of Ireland. Stuttgart's Martin Harnik (No11) was also on the scoresheet to keep Austria in second in Group C behind Germany
Hamburg star Rafael van der Vaart once again opened the scoring for the Netherlands, who overpowered
Meanwhile in Group H, Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski (c.) scored twice from the penalty spot to help Poland romp to a 5-0 victory over minnow San Marino
Compatriot and club-mate Lukas Piszczek (l.) also hit the net to leave the Poles third in the standings,
It was less of a happy occasion for Bayern's Franck Ribery (No7) in Paris with France. The midfielder missed this great opportunity