So we finally did it after another roller coaster ride like in 2010 qualifier! Somehow we still ended up in 3rd place on the table and only 3 points behind 2nd place Uruguay. It took some miracle from our talisman but what matter is, we're there! We can take a deep breath at least until 1 Dec when the group draw will take place. Apart from our bad performance, its pretty clear that Conmebol has becoming alot more competitive with each WC. I'm making this thread so maybe all the discussion of the NT leading up to the tournament (friendlies) and the tournament itself can be discussed here instead of the player stats thread. Masche recently said he's aiming to play in Russia but its all up to Sampa. He also said however, that would be his very last tournament. I dont think he's still strong enough to play all game, the guy is closing to 150 caps but his experience and leadership can still play a huge role both on the pitch and in locker room. Even if he doesnt start, I dont mind having him on the bench.