Barney Ronay was online to answer your questions about tonight's matches in Lisbon and London
Barney has signed off, but to prevent you from going back to your jobs, here is a bunch of stuff to help you procrastinate for a little longer. It's a Friday afternoon after all:
Enjoy the weekend's football.
In the most unglamorous tie of the night... who you think will go through: Greece or Romania?
Who is the best sports journo at the Guardian?
And, after forgetting David Conn, Barney writes:
With the Irish FA going with the same mindset as 1970s prog musicians and deciding on a Managerial Supergroup, who would be your ideal Managment duo to work in tandem?
Hi Barney, I think England may be the surprise package at this year's World Cup. Do you think there is any likelihood of me being right with this possibly deluded hunch? ;)
Hello Barney, I'm running a sweepstake on the time it take Roy Keane to decapitate one of the poor Irish players for not being up to his standards. I've taken 12 minutes, care to hazard a bet?
Would you agree that Ibra is the best player in the world at the moment? I just think his overall link-up play and performances for both club and country have shaded Ronaldo's... I dont want to say "by a nose".
Is Barkley The Answer?
Do you think Mexico and Uruguay will make it through after their performances in their first legs?
Cole, Baines, Gibbs or Shaw for Brazil?
Danny Marsh asks:
Back to Gerrard and Lampard briefly; do you not think it's time to give them both the chop and focus with trying to give youngsters experience? Surely an argument could be that England haven't worked for a while and it needs massively shaking up? It shouldn't be a massive shock that a few Southampton players have been called up, it should be a shock that there haven't been many more changes.
Barney, are you surprised by Spain's decision to pursue Diego Costa, when they seem intent on not playing a striker anyway? And if they do plan on fielding a No9, what is wrong with Negredo, Soldado, Villa, Morata and co. when Spanish fans would surely prefer to see a Spanish player turn out for La Roja?
If the play-off was decided by which country has the better cuisine, who would win?
Who do you want to see at the World Cup? Ronaldo or Zlatan?
Hodgson or Redknapp?
With Messi's injury and both Ronaldo and Zlatan in immense form, could the outcome of this tie and their performances have a huge impact on who wins the Ballon D'or? Or will it go to Messi anyway?
Which of the two players – Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic – are more important to their countries' chances of qualification and do you think either team could really make an impact at the World Cup?
Barney, It's not easy to avoid getting caught reading these blogs when I'm supposed to be working. Now you go and put that picture at the top of this one. What's the most awkward thing you've been caught looking at in the workplace that you shouldn't have been?
Hi Barney, I'm sick and tired of seeing Lampard and Gerrard in the same team. We appear to have been trying this combo for the last decade. I would replace one of them with some of the younger players stepping up.
Barney will be online from 1pm, but in the meantime here are some of our international football previews:
• World Cup 2014 play-offs and internationals: 10 things to look out for
• We should stop comparing Cristiano Ronaldo to other players
• Joy of Six: World Cup near misses
• World Cup play-offs are not fair but abolishing them would be worse
• Quiz: Who said it, Cristiano Ronaldo or Zlatan Ibrahimovic?
Drop your questions in the comments sections below. Enjoy the webchat.