Qualifying round

Group D

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TeamsPWDLWDLWDLFA+/-Pts
Wales Wales11000001004043
Austria Austria10001001002113
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland10000100102201
Serbia Serbia10100000102201
Georgia Georgia100100000112-10
Moldova Moldova100000100104-40

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Draw   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Pts: Points   
Last updated: 06/09/2016 23:04 CET

Matches

5 September 2016
5 September 2016 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Georgia1-2Austria
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR) Stadium: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi (GEO)
09/06/2016 09:41:48
5 September 2016 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Serbia2-2Republic of Ireland
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN) Stadium: Stadion Rajko Mitić, Belgrade (SRB)
09/06/2016 09:40:52
5 September 2016 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Wales4-0Moldova
Referee: Liran Liany (ISR) Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (WAL)
09/06/2016 09:36:22
6 October 2016
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Republic of IrelandGeorgia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Dublin Stadium, Dublin (IRL)
09/22/2016 18:26:02
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
AustriaWales
Referee: TBD Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
09/22/2016 18:22:48
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
MoldovaSerbia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau (MDA)
09/22/2016 18:26:13
9 October 2016
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
WalesGeorgia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (WAL)
09/22/2016 18:43:33
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
MoldovaRepublic of Ireland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau (MDA)
09/22/2016 18:22:36
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
SerbiaAustria
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stadion Rajko Mitić, Belgrade (SRB)
09/22/2016 18:24:42
12 November 2016
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
AustriaRepublic of Ireland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
09/09/2016 08:17:17
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
GeorgiaMoldova
Referee: TBD Stadium: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi (GEO)
09/15/2016 13:11:45
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
WalesSerbia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (WAL)
09/09/2016 08:15:28
24 March 2017
24 March 2017 24 Mar - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
GeorgiaSerbia
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:40
24 March 2017 24 Mar - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
AustriaMoldova
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:40
24 March 2017 24 Mar - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
Republic of IrelandWales
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:40
11 June 2017
11 June 2017 11 Jun - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
Republic of IrelandAustria
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:16
11 June 2017 11 Jun - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
MoldovaGeorgia
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:16
11 June 2017 11 Jun - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
SerbiaWales
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:16
2 September 2017
2 September 2017 02 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
SerbiaMoldova
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:32
2 September 2017 02 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
GeorgiaRepublic of Ireland
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:32
2 September 2017 02 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
WalesAustria
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:32
5 September 2017
5 September 2017 05 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
AustriaGeorgia
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:33
5 September 2017 05 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
Republic of IrelandSerbia
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:33
5 September 2017 05 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
MoldovaWales
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:33
6 October 2017
6 October 2017 06 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
GeorgiaWales
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:42
6 October 2017 06 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
Republic of IrelandMoldova
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:42
6 October 2017 06 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
AustriaSerbia
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:42
9 October 2017
9 October 2017 09 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
WalesRepublic of Ireland
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:07:59
9 October 2017 09 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
MoldovaAustria
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:07:59
9 October 2017 09 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
SerbiaGeorgia
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:07:59
Last updated: 06/09/2016 23:04 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.