Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:44 UK
Ukraine have moved into the automatic qualification places in Group H at the expense of England following a 1-0 victory over Poland in Kiev.
Andriy Yarmalenko's 64th-minute strike proved sufficient in dispatching the Poles, whose chances of qualifying for the World Cup finals next summer now hang by a thread.
Meanwhile, Mykhaylo Fomenko's men are all but guaranteed at least a playoff place in a bid to seal their ticket to Brazil in June, as a trip away to San Marino awaits the Eastern Europeans in their final qualifying fixture of the campaign.
The Three Lions could regain top spot in the group if they manage to negotiate the test of Montenegro at Wembley tonight.