There's no more international breaks between now and the end of the season, with the Premier League hotting up at both ends of the table.
Each club in the top flight has a key issue to resolve between now and the end of the campaign -- from those fighting for a Champions League place to those battling to survive, everything will be resolved in the next few months.
Our Premier League bloggers tackle the crucial question their club must answer.
In stoppage time of the last game of the round, Uruguay captain Diego Godin headed a free kick against the Peruvian bar. It came down, from the Uruguayan point of view, on the wrong side of the line. They lost 2-1, and as a result of that, Brazil became the first team to qualify for Russia 2018.
Earlier in the evening Brazil had beaten Paraguay 3-0. It was their eighth consecutive victory, all of them since coach Tite took command of a struggling side.
The numbers speak for themselves. Lionel Messi has played six matches in Argentina's World Cup qualification campaign, notching five wins and one defeat. In the eight games he has missed, however, Argentina have accumulated one win, four draws and three defeats. Messi's four-match suspension was handed down Tuesday morning, and he still has three more games to miss; after the 2-0 defeat in Bolivia, his absence casts serious doubt on his country's capacity to qualify.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago -- Sol Campbell has rolled his sleeves up and taken the plunge into what he hopes will be a successful coaching career.
It is not, however, necessarily the expected first step for a former player of Campbell's pedigree and standing in the game. Instead of taking a job back in England, the veteran of three World Cups accepted a call in January from incoming Trinidad and Tobago head coach Dennis Lawrence as the Caribbean side embarked on its tricky journey in CONCACAF...
The fact that Gareth Southgate switched to a back three in Thursday's 1-0 friendly defeat to Germany only to go back to a 4-2-3-1 in the qualifier against Lithuania on Sunday was read in different ways. He said it was a function of needing to figure out different formations to suit different opponents. It's an interesting take and somewhat different from his predecessors, most of whom believed that the best way to build chemistry was to play the same way each time.