Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Colombia qualified for next year's World Cup on Friday night, while England and Russia won and moved into position to clinch next week.
Germany (8-0-1) defeated Ireland 3-0 at Cologne on goals by Sami Khedira, Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil to guarantee first place in Group C and reach soccer's biggest tournament for the 16th straight time.
"The team showed from the first minute that we wanted to have everything sorted out," Germany captain Philipp Lahm said.
Belgium (8-0-1) earned its first berth since 2002, winning 2-0 at Croatia on a pair of goals by Romelu Lukaku to ensure first place in Group A.
"It's a party in Belgium. What more can you ask?" Belgium coach Marc Wilmots said after the match in Zagreb.
Switzerland (6-0-3) clinched Group E with a 2-1 victory at Albania on second-half goals by Xherdan Shaqiri and Michael Lang.
"How happy am I on a scale 1-10?" Swiss tennis great Roger Federer tweeted. "About a 25."
In South America, Colombia (8-4-3) trailed by three goals but rallied for a 3-3 draw at home against Chile to earn its first berth since 1998. Teofilo Gutierrez scored in the 69th and Radamel Falcao converted penalty kicks in the 75th and 84th minutes. Ecuador had built its lead on Arturo Vidal's penalty kicks and a pair of goals by Alexis Sanchez.
Fourteen of the 32 spots at next year's tournament in Brazil are set. The United States, Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, Iran, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands and South Korea already qualified, and Brazil gets an automatic berth as host.
In North and Central America and the Caribbean, third-place Honduras (4-3-2) won 1-0 at home against Costa Rica (4-2-3) on Jerry Bengtson's 65th-minute goal and ensured itself of no worse than fourth and a playoff against Oceania champion New Zealand. The top three finishers gain automatic berths.
Raul Jimenez scored on a spectacular 16-yard bicycle kick in the 85th minute — four minutes after Mexico had allowed Luis Tejada's tying goal — and El Tri (2-2-5) opened a three-point lead over Panama (1-3-5) for fourth with a 2-1 victory at Azteca Stadium. Mexico closes at Costa Rica on Tuesday night, when Panama hosts the U.S. and Honduras is at Jamaica.
Already assured of its seventh straight appearance, the United States (6-2-1) clinched first place for the third consecutive cycle by beating visiting Jamaica 2-0 on second-half goals by Graham Zusi and Jozy Altidore.