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  • Nine countries have already joined host nation Brazil in next year's World Cup and more will secure their places when qualifying resumes across the globe from Friday.

    In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 21 2013, Ethiopian supporters celebrate a goal during a game against Zambia, during their African Cup of Nations tournament in Nelspruit, South Africa. After falling off the football map for thre decades Ethiopia is now just two games away from qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
    LAST UPDATE : Oct 10, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT
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  • CORRECTS SPELLING OF PLAYERS NAME TO ZAVALA - Mexico's Jesus ZaVala, left , tries a header as United States' goalkeeper Brad Guzan blocks him during a World Cup 2014 qualifying match at the Aztec stadium in Mexico City, Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

    The tie moved the U.S. (1-1-1) into third place in World Cup qualifying for the North and Central American and Caribbean region after three of 10 matches.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 27, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT
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