Cyprus 0-1 Republic of Ireland
Scotland 0-1 Belarus
England 1-0 Austria
Northern Ireland 2-3 Wales
Selected results scores:
Czech Rep 0-2 Holland
Israel 2-1 Faroe Islands
Switzerland 1-1 France
Italy 1-0 Slovenia
Norway 1-0 Moldova
Goalflashes and major incidents:
2153: FULL-TIME Italy 1-0 Slovenia
Italy make sure of their qualification with a win that ensures they will finish top of Group Five.
2140: FULL-TIME Switzerland 1-1 France
The final whistle goes between Switzerland and France, and the 1-1 draw means the Republic of Ireland will definitely finish in the top two in Group Four if they beat the Swiss on Wednesday.
2138: GOAL Italy 1-0 Slovenia
Italy, who only need to avoid defeat to book their place in the finals, take the lead against Slovenia through Cristian Zaccardo.
2127: GOAL Switzerland 1-1 France
Ludovic Magnin scores 11 minutes from time to put the Swiss level in their vital Group Four clash with France.
2118: FULL-TIME Czech Republic 0-2 Holland
It is all over between Holland and the Czech Republic, and Holland's 2-0 win means England have qualified for the World Cup finals. It is the first time in 20 years that England have qualified for any major finals with a game to spare.
England's win against Austria earlier today means they are guaranteed to be at least one of the two best second-placed teams in the European qualifying section, and are therefore sure of their place in the finals regardless of how they fare against Poland on Wednesday.
2115: The 90 minutes are up in Prague, and England have only seconds of injury time to wait before their place in the 2006 World Cup finals is confirmed.
2112: Ruud van Nistelrooy misses a golden opportunity to make it 3-0 to Holland when clean through - but it surely will not make any difference now.
2110: Just five minutes to wait now for England and they look home and dry with Holland comfortably in charge in Prague, still holding a 2-0 lead that will secure their own qualification too.
2108: Scotland's World Cup hopes are finally over as Norway complete a 1-0 win over Moldova.
2118: FULL-TIME Israel 2-1 Faroe Islands
Israel win to leap-frog back above the Republic of Ireland in Group Four.
2107: GOAL Israel 2-1 Faroe Islands
Simun Samuelssen responds for the Faroe Islands seconds from the end.
2106: GOAL Israel 2-0 Faroe Islands
Michael Zandberg's 90th-minute goal makes sure of Israel's win and keeps them in the mix at the top of Group Four.
2105: It is all one way traffic as the Czech Republic mount another sustained period of pressure - but Holland are hanging on and England are now less than 10 minutes away from the finals.
2100: Only 15 minutes to go now before England can begin celebrating as the clock continues to tick away in Prague.
2059: GOAL Switzerland 0-1 France
Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse's goal gives France a vital lead over the Swiss.
2057: Former Liverpool winger Vladimir Smicer brings a brilliant save out of Holland keeper Edwin van der Sar.
2057: The Czech Republic are not giving up but the Dutch are doing England proud with a committed performance, and the home fans are becoming impatient.
2055: Milan Baros tumbles in the Dutch area and appeals for a penalty - but all he receives is a yellow card from the referee.
2045: England are now just 30 minutes away from qualification as Holland continue to lead the Czech Republic 2-0 in Prague.
2043: Arjen Robben sees his first-time shot from a narrow angle whistle narrowly wide as Holland look for the third goal that would seal their win - and England's place in the World Cup finals.
2038: Holland are forced on the back foot in the early stages of the second half as the Czech Republic pour forward, but the Dutch defence holds firm.
2030: The Czech Republic get the second half underway in Prague.
2026: GOAL Norway 1-0 Moldova
Scotland's faint hopes of qualification are now dangling by a thread as Sigurd Rushfeldt puts the Norwegians ahead five minutes into the second half.
2016: Holland go in at half-time two goals up, with England now just 45 minutes away from a place in the finals.
2008: GOAL Czech Rep 0-2 Holland
England have one foot in the finals as Barry Opdam loops in a header to double Holland's lead.
2003: It's all happening in Prague as Jiri Stajner has an effort ruled out for offside and England can breathe again.
2001: GOAL Czech Rep 0-1 Holland
England's hopes are boosted even further as Rafael van der Vaart puts the Dutch ahead less than a minute later - sweeping home a pass from the left by Chelsea's Arjen Robben.
2000: MISSED PENALTY Tomas Rosicky (Czech Rep)
England's hopes of qualifying tonight are boosted when Rosicky's spot-kick is superbly turned away by Manchester United's Dutch keeper Edwin van der Sar.
1949: FULL-TIME Cyprus 0-1 Republic of Ireland
The Republic hold on to Stephen Elliott's first half goal to earn a crucial victory which keeps their qualification hopes alive.
Shay Given proves to be the hero with several crucial saves, including one from a first half penalty.
Their fate will not be decided tonight but a lot will depend on the results of tonight's two games in Switzerland and Israel.
1948: Cyprus win another last-ditch corner - can the Republic hold on to the three points?
1946: The board goes up and the Republic have to survive another three minutes.
1945: Switzerland and France kick off their match - another which could affect the Republic's qualification chances. Meanwhile Italy and Slovenia get their game under way in a game relevant to Scotland fans.
1944: Robbie Keane goes off to warm applause from the massed ranks of Republic fans to be replaced by David Connolly for the last two minutes of the 90 plus stoppage-time.
1939: Shay Given dives to punch clear a deep left-wing cross as Cyprus continue to search for the equaliser.
1937: Graham Kavanagh lofts a free-kick into the Cyprus box but it is too high for John O'Shea.
1935: Stephen Elliott wriggles free on the left and sends in a dangerous cross looking for Robbie Keane but Lambros Lambrou clears for a corner.
1933: Robbie Keane gets away again, running on to a pass from Stephen Elliott, and chips goalkeeper Nikos Panagiotou from an angle only for Loukas Louka to clear from just in front of goal.
1933: Nikos Panagiotou comes out of his area to block the ball as Robbie Keane closes in.
1930: Czech Republic and Holland kick off in Prague in a game which could send England to the World Cup finals. A victory for the Dutch would guarantee England's appearance in Germany next summer.
1929: Christos Maragos is the next Cyprus substitute, taking over from Marios Elia.
1925: Yiasoumis Yasouni comes on to replace Yiannis Okkas for Cyprus.
1919: Lambros Lambrou protests too much at the award of a corner to the Republic and receives a yellow card for his troubles.
1918: Substitute Simos Krassas fires over the Ireland bar.
1916: Damien Duff goes off injured after a foul with Steven Reid replacing him.
1915: Norway's match with Moldova, which could decide Scotland's fate, starts in Oslo.
1914: Ireland come close to a second as Kevin Kilbane almost turns in Graham Kavanagh's left-wing free-kick.
1911: GOAL Israel 1-0 Faroe Islands
Within a minute Israel take the lead with a goal by West Ham's Yossi Benayoun.
1910: Israel's final qualifying match, at home to the Faroe Islands, gets under way - a game which could have a bearing on Republic of Ireland's hopes of reaching the finals.
1908: Yiannis Okkas' miserable night continues as he is shown a yellow card for a scything challenge on Stephen Carr.
1901: The Republic make a half-time substitution with Matt Holland replacing Steve Finnan as Cyprus get the game under way.
1846: HALF-TIME Cyprus 0-1 Republic of Ireland
Stephen Elliott's goal gives the Republic the half-time advantage but Shay Given is the visitors' first half hero with a string of saves, including one from Yiannis Okkas' penalty.
1844: The Republic appeal for a penalty for a challenge on Damien Duff but their claims are waved away by the referee.
1841: Kevin Kilbane plays a ball into the Cyprus box in a rare Ireland attack but it is just too far ahead of Robbie Keane.
1839: Shay Given is the Republic's hero yet again - this time tipping over a curling shot from Constantinos Makrides.
1837: Stephen Carr heads out for another Cyprus corner as the pressure continues from the home side. From the flag-kick, Alexis Garpozis heads over.
1830: Cyprus are forced into a substitution as the injured Chrysis Michael is replaced by Simos Krassas.
1825: Yiannis Okkas misses his kick inside the Republic area after slipping past Kenny Cunningham.
1821: Cyprus come forward once again and Graham Kavanagh earns the night's first yellow card for a foul on Efstathios Aloneftis. From the free-kick, Constantinos Makrides' shot screams over.
1820: The Republic escape from their own area and win a corner but it comes to nothing.
1819: Once again Shay Given is involved as he holds on to a fierce shot from Alexis Garpozis.
1818: Cyprus continue to pile forward and Yiannis Okkas tries to make up for his penalty miss, only to be thwarted by Stephen Carr.
1817: Shay Given comes to the rescue once again as he holds on to Chrysis Michael's curling shot from the edge of the area.
1814: MISSED PENALTY Yiannis Okkas (Cyprus)
Shay Given makes a superb save as he dives to his right to turn away Okkas' fiercely-struck spot-kick and keep Ireland in the lead.
1813: Shay Given preserves the Republic's lead by saving with his legs but seconds later he will be facing a penalty after Richard Dunne brings down Yiannis Okkas.
1808: Constantinos Makrides runs at the Republic defence and hits an effort from 35 yards but Shay Given watches as it safely clears his bar.
1805: GOAL Cyprus 0-1 Republic of Ireland
The perfect start for the Republic as Robbie Keane sets up Stephen Elliott to volley home his first international goal from eight yards out.
1801: Graham Kavanagh sets up the Republic's first chance with a right-wing cross which Stephen Elliott cannot quite connect with at the far post.
1800: The Republic get things under way in Cyprus, knowing that they need to win both their last two games to have any hope of claiming a top two place in their group.
1755: The Cyprus and Republic of Ireland teams walk out on to the pitch for their game behind a very smartly-dressed brass band, resplendent in their white suits.
1750: FULL-TIME England 1-0 Austria
Relief for England, who could qualify for the finals tonight, as they survive David Beckham's dismissal to earn the three points.
The captain is sent off for two rapid yellow cards in the second half but Frank Lampard's first half penalty is enough to secure the win.
1748: John Terry makes a crucial clearance, which concedes a corner, to deny substitute Andreas Lasnik inside the area.
1748: England try to keep the pressure on but Steven Gerrard's deep ball from the right is misplaced and goes out harmlessly.
1747: Frank Lampard collects the ball outside the Austria area, turns inside and hits a fierce shot which Jurgen Macho saves well.
1746: A minimum of three minutes of additional time is signalled.
1745: The game reaches the 90th minute as Austria win another corner.
1740: Another long-range effort from Austria flies past England's post - this one from captain Andreas Ivanschitz.
1737: Two more substitutions at Old Trafford. Andreas Ibertsberger, the man involved with both of David Beckham's bookings, goes off to a chorus of boos - with Andreas Lasnik coming on.
Around 30 seconds later England bring on Kieran Richardson replaces Michael Owen - leaving Steven Gerrard to become their third captain of the match.
1736: Republic of Ireland make three enforced changes for the vital game in Cyprus. Wigan's Graham Kavanagh, Sunderland's Stephen Elliott and Steve Finnan replace suspended trio Roy Keane, Clinton Morrison and Andy Reid.
1735: Paul Robinson makes a confident take to a left-wing cross from Andreas Ibertsberger.
1730: Frank Lampard takes a huge run-up to a 35-yard free-kick which he gets through the wall - only for a diving Jurgen Macho to turn it away for a corner.
1729: Frank Lampard takes over from David Beckham as set-piece taker and his first effort is a left-wing free-kick which Jurgen Macho has to tip away for a corner.
1723: Austria push forward and Markus Kiesenebner hits a first-time shot over the bar.
1720: Rio Ferdinand, left out of the side originally, makes his entrance as a replacement for the injured Sol Campbell while Austria throw on a third striker as Sanel Kuljic takes over from Markus Schopp.
1719: More bad news for England as Sol Campbell pulls up with what looks like a hamstring injury after slipping while clearing the ball. Ledley King moves into the back four to cover with Campbell hobbling into midfield.
1718: Sven-Goran Eriksson reacts to David Beckham's dismissal by taking off Joe Cole and bringing on Ledley King.
1715: SENDING-OFF David Beckham (England)
The Old Trafford crowd is stunned as Beckham sensationally receives a second yellow card inside a minute for a challenge on the edge of the England area on Andreas Ibertsberger, and trudges disconsolately down the tunnel.
TV replays appear to suggest that Beckham tried to pull out of the challenge.
Beckham becomes the first man to be sent off twice for England and the first England captain to be dismissed. Michael Owen replaces him as captain on the pitch.
1714: David Beckham will miss England's final game against Poland after he is booked for raising his arm as he challenges Andreas Ibertsberger for the ball.
1712: Peter Crouch has a powerful header from a curling David Beckham free-kick well held by Jurgen Macho.
Seconds later at the other end, Roland Linz lifts the ball over Paul Robinson and sees it bounce away to safety off the England bar.
1707: Luke Young makes a crucial clearing header to deny substitute Yuksal Sariyar a possible shot on goal inside the area.
1705: Frank Lampard threads the ball through to Michael Owen inside the Austrian area, but Jurgen Macho is out quickly to smother the ball.
1700: Austria start the second half at Old Trafford having replaced Markus Weissenberger with Yuksal Sariyar.
1652: FULL-TIME Scotland 0-1 Belarus
Despite a brave second half performance, Scotland are almost certainly out of next year's World Cup finals.
If Norway beat Moldova or Slovenia win in Italy tonight, Scotland's qualification hopes will be over.
1650: A minimum of three minutes additional time is signalled.
1648: Barry Ferguson releases Kenny Miller inside the Belarus area but keeper Vasili Khomutovsky makes a good save to deny him once again.
1647: The rainbow has moved from Windsor Park to Hampden Park but there does not seem to be a pot of gold for Scotland at the end of it.
1646: With just three minutes left of normal-time, the ball just fails to reach Shaun Maloney six yards from goal at a Scotland corner.
1645: HALF-TIME England 1-0 Austria
Frank Lampard's penalty gives England the advantage at the break.
1643: Another chance for Markus Kiesenebner, this time from a long-distance free-kick, but his effort sails into the crowd once again.
1640: England suddenly have three men bearing down on the Austria goal with the defence nowhere, but keeper Jurgen Macho gets to the ball first.
1639: England have claims for a second penalty turned down after Andreas Dober appears to bring down Michael Owen inside the area.
1634: Belarus look dangerous on the counter-attack and Vitaly Bulyga hits the post with the goal at his mercy.
1633: Markus Kiesenebner has another go for goal and his long-range shot is not too far away as it flies over the England bar.
1631: David Beckham has a free-kick from 25 yards which goes straight into the wall but the ball rebounds to the England skipper whose well-hit first-time effort is well stopped by Jurgen Macho.
1627: Steven Gerrard delivers a good right-wing cross to Peter Crouch, but his header from six yards is comfortably held by Jurgen Macho.
1625: Joe Cole is booked for England after a foul on Markus Kiesenebner.
1623: GOAL England 1-0 Austria
Frank Lampard holds his nerve after Austrian protests about the decision delay the kick to send Jurgen Macho the wrong way and put England ahead from the penalty spot.
Lampard has replaced David Beckham as England's penalty-taker.
There are bookings for Austria's Markus Schopp and captain Andreas Ivanschitz, who misses the game with Northern Ireland on Wednesday as a result.
1622: Penalty to England after Paul Scharner holds down Michael Owen just inside the area.
1622: Belarus goalkeeper Vasily Khomutovsky is at full-stretch to push away a curling free-kick from the busy Shaun Maloney as Scotland continue to press for the equaliser.
1620: Jurgen Macho makes a good save from Michael Owen before Rene Aufhauser makes a vital clearance as David Beckham and Peter Crouch look set to turn in the rebound.
1619: Jurgen Macho dives bravely at the feet of Luke Young, who chases a Peter Crouch pass into the Austria area.
1618: Kenny Miller bursts clear of the Belarus defence but blazes his shot over the crossbar from 12 yards with only the goalkeeper to beat.
1615: Austria defender Paul Scharner makes a brilliant tackle on Michael Owen on the edge of the area.
1614: Shaun Maloney goes so close for Scotland but his awkward overhead kick from close range is blocked on the goal-line by team-mate Lee McCulloch, who lies prone on the line.
1614: Peter Crouch runs on to Joe Cole's pass but the ball runs away from him inside the Austria penalty area.
1612: Paul Robinson makes a sharp save from Markus Kiesenebner, who shoots from distance, at the expense of a corner. The Tottenham keeper then manages to divert the flag-kick away from danger.
1611: Scotland substitute Shaun Maloney almost makes an impact but is unable to control the ball inside the area after Lee McCulloch heads it into this path.
1611: David Beckham's free-kick from distance is comfortably gathered by Jurgen Macho.
1608: David Beckham has England's first real chance as his shot is deflected for a corner, which is flicked on by Peter Crouch but Michael Owen cannot quite get his head on to it.
1607: A quiet opening at Old Trafford with Wayne Rooney, Alan Smith and Phil Neville all looking on from the crowd.
1604: Belarus kick off the second half at Hampden. Scotland hand a debut to Celtic youngster Shaun Maloney as substitute, with Ian Murray going off and manager Walter Smith changing to a more orthodox 4-4-2 formation.
1558: England get their game with Austria under way, attacking the Stretford End in the first half.
1554: FULL-TIME Northern Ireland 2-3 Wales
A hugely entertaining game is over with Wales finally earning their first win of the qualifying campaign as a rainbow appears over the back of one of the Windsor Park stands.
Ryan Giggs' free-kick proves the winner after two quick goals at the start of the second half from Keith Gillespie and Steven Davis equalise Wales' first half efforts from Simon Davies and Carl Robinson.
1554: Northern Ireland keep pressing and Colin Murdock heads wide from six yards at the far post.
1553: James Quinn's shot bounces off a defender as the ball pings around the Wales penalty area.
Within 30 seconds a cheeky John Hartson backheel at the other end is ruled out for offside.
And the heavy rain has even been replaced by bright sunshine!!
1552: Northern Ireland's Stephen Craigan escapes a booking for a blatant body-check on Ryan Giggs in the centre circle.
1550: Four minutes additional time is signalled in Belfast.
1549: Chris Brunt fires in a free-kick from the right wing but it flies just wide of Wales' far post.
1547: With less than five minutes of normal time remaining, the heavens open at Windsor Park.
1546: HALF-TIME Scotland 0-1 Belarus
A disappointing first half sees Scotland head in at the break trailing to a goal from Vitali Kutuzov, who could have had a hat-trick with better finishing.
1545: Paul Hartley takes a corner from the left wing but keeper Vasili Khomutovsky drops it under pressure from David Weir but wins a free-kick.
1542: Vitali Byliga shimmies on the edge of the Scotland area before having a shot but he is denied by Craig Gordon.
1541: Wales defender David Partridge is booked for fouling David Healy outside the area and will miss Wednesday's final qualifier against Azerbaijan as a result.
1540: Lee McCulloch plays the ball into the Belarus area but the leaping Paul Hartley cannot quite reach it.
1539: More frustration as Kenny Miller is caught offside as he runs on to Barry Ferguson's pass on the left of the Belarus area.
1536: Wales withdraw striker Rob Earnshaw and replace him with midfielder David Vaughan.
1535: Alexsander Hleb makes a surging run through the Scotland defence but delays before pulling the ball back to Vitali Kutuzov and it is cleared.
1533: Scotland's Lee McCulloch is the first man into the referee's notebook after he jumps in on Vladimir Korytko on the touchline.
1530: Scotland escape again as Belarus goalscorer Vitali Kutuzov rattles the bar from 15 yards out from Alexander Hleb's right-wing corner.
1527: Damien Johnson forces a good save out of Wales keeper Paul Jones in an end-to-end match.
1526: Northern Ireland keeper Maik Taylor makes a good save from Simon Davies' shot, hit from an angle inside the area.
1525: Sven-Goran Eriksson praises Rio Ferdinand for his reaction to being left out of the England team.
"He has taken it very well like a good professional," he told BBC Sport. "It was not easy but this is Rio Ferdinand we are talking about. I am confident of getting the right result today."
1520: GOAL Northern Ireland 2-3 Wales
Wales are back in front as Ryan Giggs curls home a brilliant free-kick which deceives keeper Maik Taylor who is left stranded.
1520: Belarus come forward again and Andrei Lavrik misses his kick as the ball comes to him on the left-hand side of the penalty area.
1519: Kenny Miller is flagged offside as he tries to get free on the left-hand side.
1517: A let-off for Scotland as Vitali Kutuzov curls his shot past the far post after being released by a perfectly-timed pass by Arsenal's Alexander Hleb.
1516: Scotland try to hit back and Andrei Lavrik dives to head the ball for a corner as Barry Ferguson closes in on a cross. The flag-kick sees David Weir having a header saved by Vasili Khomutovsky.
1512: Wales make their first substitution with Richard Duffy replacing the injured James Collins, who was off the field when Northern Ireland equalised.
1510: GOAL Northern Ireland 2-2 Wales
A sensational comeback by Northern Ireland as Steven Davis equalises by shooting home through a crowd of players after Stephen Craigan hurls a huge long throw into the penalty area.
1506: GOAL Northern Ireland 1-2 Wales
Keith Gillespie ends his international goal drought to give Northern Ireland hope as he plays a one-two with David Healy and slots home from inside the area.
1506: GOAL Scotland 0-1 Belarus
Disaster for Scotland as the ball bounces off Darren Fletcher and flies into the penalty area where Vitali Kutuzov drills it past Craig Gordon.
1505: The second half gets under way in Belfast.
1500: Scotland kick off their crucial game with Belarus and almost score within seconds.
Lee McCulloch wins a header on the left and releases Kenny Miller who charges into the area and forces an early save from Vasili Khomutovsky. The ball falls to Barry Ferguson who shoots over the bar after a frantic scramble.
1452: England finally reveal their team to face Austria and it is as expected with Sol Campbell and John Terry forming the central defensive partnership and Rio Ferdinand relegated to the bench.
1450: HALF-TIME Northern Ireland 0-2 Wales
An entertaining half draws to a close with Simon Davies and Carl Robinson putting them in control. It could have been worse for Northern Ireland but Maik Taylor saved John Hartson's penalty.
1449: Wales defender Mark Delaney is booked for time-wasting at a throw-in and will be ruled out of Wednesday's game with Azerbaijan as it is his second of the campaign.
1449: The fourth official indicates a minimum of one minute's additional time at the end of the first half.
1446: Northern Ireland's Stuart Elliott has a goal ruled out for offside after he fires home from close range following a save by Paul Jones.
1445: MISSED PENALTY John Hartson (Wales)
Wales are awarded a penalty after Tony Capaldi hauls back Simon Davies, who snaps up the ball following a poor clearance from Maik Taylor. Capaldi is only shown a yellow card for his foul.
However Taylor redeems himself by diving to his left to save John Hartson's spot-kick.
1441: GOAL Northern Ireland 0-2 Wales
Carl Robinson scores a cracking second goal for Wales as he meets Ryan Giggs's pinpoint left-wing cross and volleys it home from eight yards for his first international goal.
1440: Keith Gillespie sets his sights and goes for goal from 35 yards out but his effort sails well over the bar, leaving him without an international goal for nine years.
1436: Northern Ireland have a corner on the right but Colin Murdock is penalised for a foul on James Collins to give Wales a free-kick.
1430: GOAL Northern Ireland 0-1 Wales
Simon Davies powers into the Northern Ireland area to drill home Sam Ricketts' pass from 12 yards to put the visitors ahead with his fifth international goal.
1428: Wales win their first corner of the game but it comes to nothing.
1421: Scotland's team is announced for their crunch game against Belarus.
Ian Murray replaces the injured Jackie McNamara at left-back while Lee McCulloch is preferred on the left of midfield to Nigel Quashie. Andy Webster drops out of defence in favour of the more experienced Steven Pressley and David Weir in a reshuffled line-up.
1418: Rob Earnshaw takes a tumble in the Northern Ireland area but the referee waves play on.
1417: Colin Murdock heads narrowly over the Wales bar as the game swings from end to end.
1414: Simon Davies tries his luck from 25 yards and his shot is not too far over.
1411: Rob Earnshaw has Wales' first chance as he twists and turns on the edge of the area before firing over the bar.
1405: Michael Duff almost opens the scoring for Northern Ireland - heading just over the bar from a corner.
1403: Wales kick off at Windsor Park.
1321: The teams are in for the first of the day's matches at Windsor Park between Northern Ireland and Wales - neither of whom can qualify for the finals.
Michael Duff and Colin Murdock come into the Northern Ireland side for injured Aaron Hughes and suspended Chris Baird, in the only two changes from the side which beat England.
Wales have Paul Jones in goal, with injury depriving Lewis Price of his debut. Danny Collins replaces the suspended Danny Gabbidon at the back while Mark Delaney returns to a flat back four. John Hartson is back from suspension and partners Rob Earnshaw up front.