Italy and Holland became the first European teams to book their places at next summer's World Cup finals.
Italy had to come from behind to seal their place with two games to spare after former Lazio frontman Libor Kozak fired Czech Republic ahead after 19 minutes in Turin.
Giorgio Chellini headed the Azzurri level on 52 minutes, when Petr Cech failed to deal with a corner, before Mario Balotelli stroked home the winning penalty moments later.
Robin van Persie sent Holland through to Brazil with a second-half double in a 2-0 win over Andorra.
After Turkey beat Romania 2-0 in Bucharest earlier in the evening, the Dutch knew victory would be enough to confirm their place in the World Cup finals.
The referee signals the end of the game.
Free kick conceded for a foul by Marek Suchy. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Leonardo Bonucci from their own half.
The ball is thrown in by Cristian Maggio and the play continues.
The ball is swung over by Michal Rabusic. Clearance by Giorgio Chiellini.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Mario Balotelli. Indirect free kick taken by Petr Cech.
The ball is sent over by Vaclav Prochazka. Libor Kozak takes a shot from 6 yards. Save made by Gianluigi Buffon.
Shot by Mario Balotelli from 20 yards. Petr Cech makes a save.
Foul by Ondrej Vanek on Angelo Ogbonna, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Angelo Ogbonna.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Kolaf on Mario Balotelli. Red card for Daniel Kolaf. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Andrea Pirlo from the left channel.