Qualifying round

Group D

HomeAwayTotal
TeamsPWDLWDLWDLFA+/-Pts
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland410021031073410
Serbia Serbia41101102209548
Wales Wales41200101308446
Austria Austria401110111267-14
Georgia Georgia401101102235-22
Moldova Moldova4002011013211-91

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Draw   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Pts: Points   
Last updated: 13/11/2016 07:01 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)
10/31/2016 10:45:58
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 Ireland1-0Georgia
Referee: Tony Chapron (FRA) Stadium: Aviva Stadium, Dublin (IRL)
10/07/2016 09:47:22
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Austria2-2Wales
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
10/07/2016 09:41:14
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Moldova0-3Serbia
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR) Stadium: Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau (MDA)
10/07/2016 10:07:03
9 October 2016
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Wales1-1Georgia
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA) Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (WAL)
10/10/2016 09:35:59
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Moldova1-3Republic of Ireland
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN) Stadium: Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau (MDA)
10/10/2016 09:37:37
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Serbia3-2Austria
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE) Stadium: Stadion Rajko Mitić, Belgrade (SRB)
10/10/2016 09:37:48
12 November 2016
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Austria0-1Republic of Ireland
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS) Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
11/13/2016 12:17:00
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Georgia1-1Moldova
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (BUL) Stadium: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi (GEO)
11/13/2016 12:17:30
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Wales1-1Serbia
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP) Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (WAL)
11/13/2016 12:08:21
24 March 2017
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
GeorgiaSerbia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi (GEO)
12/05/2016 11:15:52
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
AustriaMoldova
Referee: TBD Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
12/05/2016 10:20:41
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Republic of IrelandWales
Referee: TBD Stadium: Aviva Stadium, Dublin (IRL)
12/05/2016 11:17:32
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
MoldovaGeorgia
Referee: TBD
11/02/2016 10:26:28
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 - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
MoldovaAustria
Referee: TBD
11/02/2016 10:24:09
9 October 2017 09 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
SerbiaGeorgia
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:07:59
Last updated: 13/11/2016 07:01 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.