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  1. Portugal leading 2-0 vs Switzerland and will win Group B if it stays the same
  2. France 2-1 up against Belarus and heading for the World Cup
  3. Netherlands lead Sweden 2-0 but must win by seven goals to reach play-offs
  4. Argentina face key match at 00:30 BST
  5. Get involved: Who would make a world XI of players not going to the World Cup? #bbcfootball

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    And that's all from us - for now.

    Come back at around 00:00 BST for coverage of Argentina's bid to reach the World Cup finals...

  2. Post update

    France 2-1 Belarus

    France, amazingly, have qualified for a World Cup automatically for the first time since 2006!

  3. Post update

    Netherlands 2-0 Sweden

    Gary Lineker

    Ex-England striker

    It's a real shame Netherlands won't be at the World Cup. A country that has given so much to the competition.

    Arjen Robben
  4. Slovakia miss out

    And after all that, all the permutations and head-scratching, it's Slovakia who will finish second in their group but miss out on a place in the play-offs.

    The eight are:

    Greece, Sweden, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Croatia, Switzerland

  5. A Dutch crisis?

    Netherlands 2-0 Sweden

    Third at the 2014 World Cup but that's now two major tournaments they've missed in a row...

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  6. BreakingFULL-TIME

    France 2-1 Belarus

    France qualify for the World Cup finals!

    Antoine Griezmann

    Netherlands 2-0 Sweden

    Sweden are in the play-offs.

  8. BreakingFULL-TIME

    Portugal 2-0 Switzerland

    Portugal qualify for the World Cup finals!

  9. Post update

    Netherlands 2-0 Sweden

    Arjen Robben is replaced as we tick into the last minute, to a hero's reception. He scored twice tonight, could hardly have done any more.

    Is that the end of a wonderful international career?

    Arjen Robben
  10. Post update

    Living the dream...

  11. Get involved

    #bbcfootball or 81111 on text

    GrumpyExpat: Based on the 2nd half performance, the Swiss all had a duty free sized Toblerone instead of an orange quarter at half time

  12. Post update

    Portugal 2-0 Switzerland

    You shouldn't judge a team on a 90-minute viewing but considering their record coming into the game you can't help but be disappointed in Switzerland. I'm not sure Martin or Michael O'Neill will have seen too much to scare them on this viewing...

  13. Post update

    Netherlands 2-0 Sweden

    I don't think there was ever much hope that the Dutch could get seven, but it's been a very flat and disappointing second half. Sub Bas Dost heads over an Arjen Robben cross.

    Bas Dost
  14. Lukaku in on the act

    Belgium 4-0 Cyprus

    How deep will Belgium go? Romelu Lukaku has just made it 4-0. I'm sure Manchester United fans would rather he wasn't playing at all tonight - though he only came on after 66 minutes...

    Romelu Lukaku
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    Portugal 2-0 Switzerland

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Has to score! Cristiano Ronaldo is in on goal, beyond the offside trap, one-on-one with the goalkeeper. It's a film you've seen so many times before. You know all the words.

    Except, he doesn't score! Credit to Yann Sommer who comes out sharply and then stays on his toes for as long as possible. Ronaldo tries to go around him but the Monchengladbach man prevails.

  16. Post update

    Netherlands 2-0 Sweden

    We will have no Dutch team in the World Cup then. I was going to say that we will have no Oranje army but I'm sure a load of them will travel anyway. They have dominated tonight but the horse had long since bolted.

    Kenny Tete
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    Portugal 2-0 Switzerland

    The cameras pick out a very frustrated Swiss fan in the stands and you can understand why. A team with a 100% record coming in to the game, only needing a point to qualify, and they have barely had a shot of note. They've been very stodgy.

  18. Post update

    France 2-1 Belarus

    How far do you think France could go next summer? They have some squad - bear in mind that Ngolo Kante and Paul Pogba are both injured tonight.

    Sub Kylian Mbappe isn't bad either, and he hits a shot straight at Sergei Chemik.

    Kylian Mbappe
  19. Elsewhere...

    Group H winners Belgium are now 3-0 up against Cyprus. Eden Hazard got he first, his brother Thorgan has added the second and Eden added the third with a penalty.

    In the same group, Greece will finish the group in second place and are leading 3-0 against Gibraltar.

    Greece would have missed out on the play-offs if they suffered a shock defeat and Bosnia-Herzegovina won. Bosnia are 1-0 up in Estonia, but a goal from Vasilis Torosidis and two from ex-Fulham man Kostas Mitroglou have Greece heading into a two-legged play-off tie.

    Thorgan Hazard
  20. Get involved

    #bbcfootball or 81111 on text

    Neil Leverett: You've got to feel for Switzerland. You win 9/9 and don't top the group. Ouch