Qualifying round

Group C

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TeamsPWDLWDLWDLFA+/-Pts
Germany Germany1050050010004343930
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland104012126131761119
Czech Republic Czech Republic102212124331710715
Norway Norway103111044151716113
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan102031133161019-910
San Marino San Marino100050050010251-490

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Draw   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Pts: Points   
Last updated: 17/11/2017 19:16 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)
11/02/2017 16:54:43
4 September 2016 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Norway0-3Germany
Referee: William Collum (SCO) Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR)
11/02/2017 16:54:43
4 September 2016 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Czech Republic0-0Northern Ireland
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE) Stadium: Generali Arena, Prague (CZE)
11/02/2017 16:54:43
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)
11/08/2017 17:45:21
8 October 2016 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Northern Ireland4-0San Marino
Referee: István Kovács (ROU) Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)
11/02/2017 16:54:48
8 October 2016 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Germany3-0Czech Republic
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU) Stadium: Hamburg Arena, Hamburg (GER)
11/02/2017 16:54:48
11 October 2016
11 October 2016 11 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Germany2-0Northern Ireland
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA) Stadium: HDI-Arena, Hanover (GER)
11/02/2017 16:54:52
11 October 2016 11 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Norway4-1San Marino
Referee: Benoît Bastien (FRA) Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR)
11/02/2017 16:54:52
11 October 2016 11 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Czech Republic0-0Azerbaijan
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN) Stadium: Městský Stadion, Ostrava (CZE)
11/02/2017 16:54:52
11 November 2016
11 November 2016 11 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Czech Republic2-1Norway
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED) Stadium: Eden Arena, Prague (CZE)
11/02/2017 16:54:53
11 November 2016 11 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Northern Ireland4-0Azerbaijan
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA) Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)
11/02/2017 16:54:52
11 November 2016 11 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
San Marino0-8Germany
Referee: Artyom Kuchin (KAZ) Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
11/02/2017 16:54:52
26 March 2017
26 March 2017 26 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
San Marino0-6Czech Republic
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST) Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
11/02/2017 16:54:59
26 March 2017 26 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Azerbaijan1-4Germany
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA) Stadium: Tofig Bahramov Republican stadium, Baku (AZE)
11/02/2017 16:54:58
26 March 2017 26 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Northern Ireland2-0Norway
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR) Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)
11/02/2017 16:54:58
10 June 2017
Azerbaijan0-1Northern Ireland
Referee: Javier Estrada (ESP) Stadium: Tofig Bahramov Republican stadium, Baku (AZE)
11/02/2017 16:54:58
Germany7-0San Marino
Referee: Radu Petrescu (ROU) Stadium: Stadion Nurnberg, Nuremberg (GER)
11/02/2017 16:54:58
Norway1-1Czech Republic
Referee: Andre Marriner (ENG) Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR)
11/02/2017 16:54:58
1 September 2017
1 September 2017 01 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Norway2-0Azerbaijan
Referee: Daniel Stefanski (POL) Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR)
11/02/2017 16:54:57
1 September 2017 01 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
San Marino0-3Northern Ireland
Referee: Enea Jorgji (ALB) Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
11/02/2017 16:54:57
1 September 2017 01 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Czech Republic1-2Germany
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS) Stadium: Eden Arena, Prague (CZE)
11/02/2017 16:54:58
4 September 2017
4 September 2017 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Azerbaijan5-1San Marino
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (MNE) Stadium: 8KM Stadium, Baku (AZE)
11/02/2017 16:54:59
4 September 2017 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Northern Ireland2-0Czech Republic
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA) Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)
11/02/2017 16:54:59
4 September 2017 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Germany6-0Norway
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU) Stadium: Mercedes-Benz-Arena, Stuttgart (GER)
11/02/2017 16:54:59
5 October 2017
5 October 2017 05 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Azerbaijan1-2Czech Republic
Referee: Benoît Millot (FRA) Stadium: Bakı Olimpiya Stadionu, Baku (AZE)
11/08/2017 17:45:21
5 October 2017 05 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
San Marino0-8Norway
Referee: Andrew Dallas (SCO) Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
11/02/2017 16:55:00
5 October 2017 05 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Northern Ireland1-3Germany
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED) Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)
11/02/2017 16:55:00
8 October 2017
8 October 2017 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Norway1-0Northern Ireland
Referee: Serhiy Boiko (UKR) Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR)
11/13/2017 13:43:28
8 October 2017 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Germany5-1Azerbaijan
Referee: Andris Treimanis (LVA) Stadium: Fritz-Walter, Kaiserslautern (GER)
11/13/2017 13:32:55
8 October 2017 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Czech Republic5-0San Marino
Referee: Alex Troleis (FRO) Stadium: Štruncovy Sady Stadion, Plzen (CZE)
11/13/2017 13:33:35
Last updated: 17/11/2017 19:16 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.