Qualifying round

Group C

HomeAwayTotal
TeamsPWDLWDLWDLFA+/-Pts
Germany Germany42002004001601612
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland42000112118267
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan410011121124-27
Czech Republic Czech Republic412000112124-25
Norway Norway410100210357-23
San Marino San Marino4002002004117-160

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Draw   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Pts: Points   
Last updated: 12/11/2016 07:02 CET

Matches

4 September 2016
4 September 2016 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
San Marino0-1Azerbaijan
Referee: Sébastien Delferiere (BEL) Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
09/15/2016 09:46:51
4 September 2016 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Norway0-3Germany
Referee: William Collum (SCO) Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR)
09/05/2016 11:35:01
4 September 2016 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Czech Republic0-0Northern Ireland
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE) Stadium: Generali Arena, Prague (CZE)
09/05/2016 11:36:39
8 October 2016
8 October 2016 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Azerbaijan1-0Norway
Referee: Liran Liany (ISR) Stadium: Bakı Olimpiya Stadionu, Baku (AZE)
11/01/2016 08:18:18
8 October 2016 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Northern Ireland4-0San Marino
Referee: István Kovács (ROU) Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)
10/09/2016 08:37:34
8 October 2016 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Germany3-0Czech Republic
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU) Stadium: Hamburg Arena, Hamburg (GER)
10/09/2016 08:46:40
11 October 2016
11 October 2016 11 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Norway4-1San Marino
Referee: Benoît Bastien (FRA) Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR)
10/12/2016 10:38:00
11 October 2016 11 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Czech Republic0-0Azerbaijan
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN) Stadium: Městský Stadion, Ostrava (CZE)
10/12/2016 16:19:15
11 October 2016 11 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Germany2-0Northern Ireland
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA) Stadium: HDI-Arena, Hanover (GER)
10/12/2016 10:05:35
11 November 2016
11 November 2016 11 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Northern Ireland4-0Azerbaijan
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA) Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)
11/12/2016 14:22:40
11 November 2016 11 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
San Marino0-8Germany
Referee: Artyom Kuchin (KAZ) Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
11/12/2016 14:22:15
11 November 2016 11 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Czech Republic2-1Norway
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED) Stadium: Eden Arena, Prague (CZE)
11/12/2016 14:18:19
26 March 2017
26 March 2017 26 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
San MarinoCzech Republic
Referee: TBD Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
11/18/2016 14:19:36
26 March 2017 26 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
AzerbaijanGermany
Referee: TBD Stadium: Tofig Bahramov Republican stadium, Baku (AZE)
11/22/2016 14:13:19
26 March 2017 26 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Northern IrelandNorway
Referee: TBD Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)
11/24/2016 16:16:43
10 June 2017
10 June 2017 10 Jun - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
AzerbaijanNorthern Ireland
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:16
10 June 2017 10 Jun - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
NorwayCzech Republic
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:16
10 June 2017 10 Jun - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
GermanySan Marino
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:16
1 September 2017
1 September 2017 01 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Czech RepublicGermany
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:31
1 September 2017 01 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
San MarinoNorthern Ireland
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:31
1 September 2017 01 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
NorwayAzerbaijan
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:30
4 September 2017
4 September 2017 04 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
AzerbaijanSan Marino
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:33
4 September 2017 04 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
GermanyNorway
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:33
4 September 2017 04 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Northern IrelandCzech Republic
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:33
5 October 2017
5 October 2017 05 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
AzerbaijanCzech Republic
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:42
5 October 2017 05 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
San MarinoNorway
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:42
5 October 2017 05 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Northern IrelandGermany
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:42
8 October 2017
8 October 2017 08 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
NorwayNorthern Ireland
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:07:59
8 October 2017 08 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
GermanyAzerbaijan
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:07:59
8 October 2017 08 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Czech RepublicSan Marino
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:07:59
Last updated: 12/11/2016 07:02 CET
 

Road to the final

European qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup consists of a group stage and a play-off round, providing 13 UEFA member nations for the 32-team final tournament in Russia (who qualify as by right).

Qualifying group stage
Matches take place between 4 September 2016 and 10 October 2017 with seven groups of six teams and two of five. The nine group winners qualify directly for the finals and the eight runners-up with the best record against the teams finishing first, third, fourth and fifth in their section go into the play-offs.

Play-offs
The eight teams are drawn into four pairings for two-legged ties played from 9 abnd 14 November 2017. If scores are level after the second leg the team with the most away goals qualified, whether after 90 minutes or extra time. The four winners qualify for the finals.

Final tournament
The allocation for other confederations is: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) 4.5, Confederation of African Football (CAF) 5.0, Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) 3.5, South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) 4.5, Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) 0.5, and one slot for the hosts Russia. The teams are drawn into eight groups of four with the top two going into the knockout phase.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, or after extra time in a match, can be found in the
official competition regulations.