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World Cup roster nearly set

France, Portugal, Croatia, and Greece qualified from Europe.
By Justin Salhani   |   Nov. 20, 2013 at 4:52 AM   |   Comments

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(UPI) -- The World Cup playoffs from Tuesday night have given the roster at next summer's tournament in Brazil near final shape, as only Uruguay has to play Jordan in Montevideo. Uruguay won 5-0 in Amman in the first leg.

Last night in Europe Croatia beat Iceland and Greece topped Romania to qualify for the World Cup.

Mexico edged out New Zealand to ensure El Tri will attend the big dance next year.

In Africa, Ghana beat Egypt over two games to qualify once again for the World Cup. Algeria also stumbled past a weak Burkina Faso to make their second consecutive tournament.

Next summer's favorites include Brazil, led by Neymar, Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, and Germany, though the tournament often proves to be unpredictable.

The full list of teams:
Algeria
Argentina
Australia
Belgium
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Brazil
Cameroon
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Ecuador
England
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Holland
Honduras
Iran
Italy
Ivory Coast
Japan
Mexico
Nigeria
Portugal
Russia
South Korea
Spain
Switzerland
USA
(Uruguay or Jordan)

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