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Portugal vs Switzerland plus Netherlands vs Sweden and the rest of Europe

This Tuesday, October 10, 2017 (11:45 AM Pacific) Portugal will host Switzerland at the Estadio Da Luz for a match in the UEFA 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Russian Federation were the first team to secure their involvement when FIFA chose to hand the hosting rights to the country, but 14 nations have since qualified. Exhausted of studying? Click through the gallery over to determine which groups have already qualified for the World Cup.

Brazil became the first team to qualify via the actual qualification campaign, and now lead the South American qualification table by 10 points.

Portugal is three points behind Switzerland in Europe Group B and needs a victory to secure first place and the automatic spot for next year's World Cup in Russian Federation.

The Western-Central European side is coming off a dominant 5-2 win against Hungary at home but will have a much tougher task in this game away from home against a much more talented team.

Who could Portugal play in a play-off? Both teams have already guaranteed at least a playoff berth.

"I know Ronaldo, and I know how much he wants to go to the World Cup", said Pepe.

But Portugal, who trail the Swiss by three points, can pip their opponents to first place with a victory as they have a vastly superior goal difference.

Australia and Syria, who ended their respective groups in third spot, will face each other in a qualification playoff.

New Zealand were the winners of Oceania World Cup qualification after beating Solomon Islands 8-3 on aggregate, and will now face the fifth-placed South American team in an intercontinental playoff.

Switzerland now sit on the top of the Group B table with 27 points after a 5-2 victory over Hungary on Saturday.



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