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world cup qualifying gallery

Published 2357 GMT (0757 HKT) November 19, 2013
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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates the second of his three goals on a night when he not only sent Portugal to the World Cup but also became his country's joint top scorer (47 goals). Pontus Lundahl/Getty Images
The Real Madrid star is mobbed after his hat-trick seals Portugal's place in the 2014 World Cup. Martin Rose/Getty Images
Despite scoring twice on the night, Zlatan Ibrahimovic cuts a forlorn figure as one of the best footballers on the planet digests his looming absence from the World Cup. Martin Rose/Getty Images
Mamadou Sakho and Karim Benzema celebrate as Ukraine score a late own goal to give France a 3-2 aggregate lead and a place in the European history books. Harry Engels/Getty Images
Ukraine winger Andriy Yarmolenko faces up to the fact that all the hard work in a lengthy qualifying campaign has come to nothing. Kenzo Tribouillard/Getty Images
In the stadium where he won the World Cup as a player, France coach Didier Deschamps revels in another famous night at St Denis. Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa is a picture of emotion as Mario Mandzukic, who would later be sent off, opens the scoring for Croatia in their 2-0 defeat of Iceland. Alex Grimm/Getty Images
Even though Mandzukic is likely to miss Croatia's opening World Cup match, nothing could disguise the team's deilght at reaching their first World Cup since 2006. Alex Grimm/Getty Images
Greece's footballers provide some light relief for their compatriots when drawing 1-1 in Romania to reach the World Cup as convincing 4-2 aggregate winners. Jamie McDonald/Getty Images