Qualifying round

Group G

HomeAwayTotal
TeamsPWDLWDLWDLFA+/-Pts
Spain Spain11000001008083
Italy Italy10001001003123
Albania Albania11000001002113
FYR Macedonia FYR Macedonia100000100112-10
Israel Israel100100000113-20
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein100000100108-80

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 G)
Spain8-0Liechtenstein
Referee: Lee Evans (WAL) Stadium: Estadio Municipal Reino de León, Leon (ESP)
09/06/2016 09:52:19
5 September 2016 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Israel1-3Italy
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS) Stadium: Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa (ISR)
09/06/2016 09:42:08
6 September 2016
06 September 2016 06 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Albania2-1FYR Macedonia
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR) Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkoder (ALB)
6 October 2016
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
FYR MacedoniaIsrael
Referee: TBD Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
09/22/2016 18:25:37
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
LiechtensteinAlbania
Referee: TBD Stadium: Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz (LIE)
09/23/2016 10:59:47
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
ItalySpain
Referee: TBD Stadium: Juventus Stadium, Turin (ITA)
09/22/2016 18:40:23
9 October 2016
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
IsraelLiechtenstein
Referee: TBD Stadium: Itztadion Teddy, Jerusalem (ISR)
09/22/2016 18:34:31
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
FYR MacedoniaItaly
Referee: TBD Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
09/22/2016 18:37:03
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
AlbaniaSpain
Referee: TBD Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkoder (ALB)
09/22/2016 18:35:37
12 November 2016
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
AlbaniaIsrael
Referee: TBD Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkoder (ALB)
09/16/2016 11:03:36
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
LiechtensteinItaly
Referee: TBD Stadium: Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz (LIE)
09/09/2016 09:29:47
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
SpainFYR Macedonia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Los Cármenes, Granada (ESP)
09/21/2016 14:15:36
24 March 2017
24 March 2017 24 Mar - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
ItalyAlbania
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:41
24 March 2017 24 Mar - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
SpainIsrael
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:41
24 March 2017 24 Mar - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
LiechtensteinFYR Macedonia
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:41
11 June 2017
11 June 2017 11 Jun - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
ItalyLiechtenstein
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:16
11 June 2017 11 Jun - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
IsraelAlbania
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:16
11 June 2017 11 Jun - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
FYR MacedoniaSpain
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:16
2 September 2017
2 September 2017 02 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
AlbaniaLiechtenstein
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:32
2 September 2017 02 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
IsraelFYR Macedonia
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:32
2 September 2017 02 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
SpainItaly
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:32
5 September 2017
5 September 2017 05 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
ItalyIsrael
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:33
5 September 2017 05 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
FYR MacedoniaAlbania
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:33
5 September 2017 05 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
LiechtensteinSpain
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:33
6 October 2017
6 October 2017 06 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
LiechtensteinIsrael
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:42
6 October 2017 06 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
ItalyFYR Macedonia
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:42
6 October 2017 06 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
SpainAlbania
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:42
9 October 2017
9 October 2017 09 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
AlbaniaItaly
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:07:59
9 October 2017 09 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
FYR MacedoniaLiechtenstein
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:07:59
9 October 2017 09 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
IsraelSpain
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.