Round-up of qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup finals

Qualifying for the 2010 World Cup finals is reaching its climax, with footballing heavyweights such as Italy, Germany, Argentina, France and Portugal still battling to be in the hat when the draw is made in Cape Town on December 4. Top seed Nadal, who won the tournament in 2005 and also claimed the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics, lost 6-1 6-3 to the eighth-seeded Croatian wildcard entry to end his 14-match winning run in the Chinese capital