Jun 2, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andreter Stegen (22) looks down the field during the second half against Germany at RFK Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Frederiksen-USA TODAY Sports

Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland qualify for World Cup

On Friday, three more teams were able to punch their tickets into the 2014 World Cup, which will take place in Brazil next year.

Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland have joined the ranks of other teams that have qualified for the World Cup. All three teams had important wins today which allowed the access to the biggest soccer tournament in the world.

Belgium was able to get a 2-1 win over the team from Croatia. Romelu Lukaku scored both goals for the Belgium squad.

Germany was able to seal the deal with an easy victory at home against the Republic of Ireland. They were able to beat their opponents 3-0. One goal was scored in each half, and another was scored in injury time, just for extra measure.

Switzerland got their ticket with a 2-0 victory over Albania. Both goals were scored in the second half, one two minutes into it, and the next was 20 minutes after that.

With that amount of spots open for the World Cup rapidly decreasing, teams are trying their hardest to get those final spots. It will be interesting down the stretch to see who is able to pull through and advance to the opening stages of the World Cup.

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