Group G will be decided in the final round of matches as leaders Bosnia-Herzegovina beat Liechtenstein 4-1 and Greece stayed level on points with a 1-0 win over Slovakia.
Greece hosts Liechtenstein, while Bosnia faces a trickier test in Lithuania but has a vastly superior goal difference.
World and European champion Spain is also on the brink of qualification after a 2-1 win over Belarus in a Group I match that was under threat after a generator blew up in the car park of the stadium in Mallorca Thursday.
Barcelona's Xavi and Alvaro Negredo of Manchester City put Spain ahead with second half goals before Sergei Kornilenko's late strike for the visitor.
The nine group winners all qualify for the 2014 finals while the eight best runners-up enter the playoffs for the remaining four spots.
Meanwhile, world governing body FIFA has said over six million applications have been made for next year's finals in Brazil.
The requests came from 203 countries and FIFA will allocate the tickets from a random draw. Over 70% of the applications came from Brazil, with over 700,000 bids for tickets for its opening match.