World Cup: Syria seek historic qualification, Lionel Messi’s Argentina on the brink

By Matias Grez, CNN|

(CNN) The Sri Lankan capital of Colombo was the unlikely location for the start of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers which, after more than two and a half years, begin to draw to a close.

On March 12, 2015 Sri Lanka were beaten 1-0 on home soil by Bhutan in a match that garnered little attention outside of the island nation, but events in this week’s qualifiers could have huge ramifications for Russia 2018.

CNN Sport takes a look at some of the main talking points from across the world in the upcoming qualifiers.

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