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Italy's tie vs. Sweden is the pick of the World Cup playoffs while Northern Ireland could spring an upset against Switzerland, writes Nick Miller.
Italy have been drawn against Sweden in the European playoffs for the 2018 World Cup, while the Republic of Ireland will meet Denmark.
The Socceroos have jumped seven places in FIFA's world rankings to 43rd after their World Cup qualification victory over Syria.
FIFA has confirmed the seven highest-ranked nations joining hosts Russia as the top-seeded teams in the World Cup draw.
Bruce Arena has resigned from his position as U.S. national team manager, while USSF president Sunil Gulati has indicated he will remain at his post.
Jerome Valcke has responded to the announcement of a criminal case for suspected bribery linked to World Cup broadcast rights against him.