Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr confesses that a home defeat by South Africa in June served as a wake-up call for his team.
Chile were beaten 3-0 by Brazil in Sao Paulo in their final qualifier, with Peru's late equaliser against Colombia denying them a playoff place.
Alexis Sanchez and Gareth Bale headline a host of big names who will be absent from next summer's World Cup after their countries failed to qualify.
U.S. head coach Bruce Arena calls his team's failure to qualify for the World Cup "a blemish and a disappointment."
Taylor Twellman vents his frustrations after the U.S. failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986.
Gabriel Jesus and Brazil ended Chile's World Cup hopes with a convincing 3-0 win in Sao Paulo.