The top four teams at the end of the qualifying tournament - in which teams play each other twice on a home-and-away basis - will automatically earn a World Cup berth. The fifth-ranked side will advance to a two-legged intercontinental playoff.
Aubameyang scored in Arsenal's opening game of the season as they won 3-0 away last Saturday and netted 22 league goals last season (to add to the 22 he scored the previous year), as well as scoring both goals in his side's FA Cup final win over Chelsea.
The pair were then taken to Spurs' training ground in Enfield, where Bale was given a rapturous welcome by fans who had waited outside of the ground to greet him.
Two former Russian athletics officials, Valentin Balakhnichev and Alexei Melnikov were sentenced to three and two years in prison respectively, according to AFP.
The Pole spoke about his side's determination to repeat last season's success. "We did something big, but to go on successfully means forgetting about the past," said Poland's captain.
"We played too passive and were not aggressive enough in the tackles," Mainz sporting director Rouven Schroder said. Enditem
The hero of the night became the home team's Moldavian striker Ion Nicolaescu who tied the game five minutes before the end of regulation on his debut and then put Dunajska Streda ahead 4-3 six minutes into overtime with a quick and un-saveable shot from the edge of the box.
"Pursuing dreams is where 'Linsanity' originates, also the focal point for cooperation between the club and Lin," the Beijing club said, while expressing its understanding and respect towards Lin's decision.
The 29-year-old midfielder joined the Reds with a reported fee of 20 million pounds (about 25.8 million US dollars) for four years to become the club's second signing of the summer transfer window, following Kostas Tsimikas in August.
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal, who have first round byes, will begin their campaigns on Wednesday.
Sawe, who started jumping while still a student at Itigo Secondary School in Kosirai in the expansive Rift Valley region, first represented Kenya at the African Athletics Championship in Porto Novo, Benin in 2012 where he won a bronze medal.