Qualifying round

Group G

HomeAwayTotal
TeamsPWDLWDLWDLFA+/-Pts
Spain Spain42001103101511410
Italy Italy4010300310114710
Israel Israel41012003018539
Albania Albania410210020246-26
FYR Macedonia FYR Macedonia4002002004411-70
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein4002002004116-150

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 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
6 September 2016 06 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Albania2-1FYR Macedonia
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR) Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkoder (ALB)
11/30/2016 16:23:57
6 October 2016
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
FYR Macedonia1-2Israel
Referee: Andre Marriner (ENG) Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
10/07/2016 10:12:54
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Liechtenstein0-2Albania
Referee: Tamás Bognar (HUN) Stadium: Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz (LIE)
10/07/2016 10:05:06
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Italy1-1Spain
Referee: Felix Brych (GER) Stadium: Juventus Stadium, Turin (ITA)
10/07/2016 10:03:07
9 October 2016
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Israel2-1Liechtenstein
Referee: Clayton Pisani (MLT) Stadium: Itztadion Teddy, Jerusalem (ISR)
10/10/2016 09:37:24
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Albania0-2Spain
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED) Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkoder (ALB)
11/30/2016 16:23:55
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
FYR Macedonia2-3Italy
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED) Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
10/10/2016 09:41:32
12 November 2016
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Liechtenstein0-4Italy
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO) Stadium: Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz (LIE)
11/13/2016 12:22:20
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Spain4-0FYR Macedonia
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT) Stadium: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes, Granada (ESP)
11/13/2016 12:20:46
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Albania0-3Israel
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER) Stadium: Elbasan Arena, Elbasan (ALB)
11/14/2016 10:13:20
24 March 2017
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
LiechtensteinFYR Macedonia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz (LIE)
02/16/2017 16:30:52
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
SpainIsrael
Referee: TBD Stadium: El Molinón, Gijon (ESP)
02/16/2017 16:32:45
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
ItalyAlbania
Referee: TBD Stadium: Renzo Barbera, Palermo (ITA)
02/16/2017 16:30:47
11 June 2017
ItalyLiechtenstein
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stadio Friuli, Udine (ITA)
02/08/2017 09:22:14
IsraelAlbania
Referee: TBD Stadium: Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa (ISR)
02/08/2017 09:22:32
FYR MacedoniaSpain
Referee: TBD Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
02/15/2017 11:11:32
2 September 2017
2 September 2017 02 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
AlbaniaLiechtenstein
Referee: TBD
01/23/2017 09:24:01
2 September 2017 02 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
IsraelFYR Macedonia
Referee: TBD
01/23/2017 09:38:03
2 September 2017 02 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
SpainItaly
Referee: TBD
01/23/2017 09:48:10
5 September 2017
5 September 2017 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
ItalyIsrael
Referee: TBD
01/25/2017 18:15:33
5 September 2017 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
FYR MacedoniaAlbania
Referee: TBD
01/25/2017 17:40:59
5 September 2017 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
LiechtensteinSpain
Referee: TBD
01/25/2017 17:36:47
6 October 2017
6 October 2017 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
LiechtensteinIsrael
Referee: TBD
01/25/2017 17:39:33
6 October 2017 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
ItalyFYR Macedonia
Referee: TBD
01/25/2017 18:15:53
6 October 2017 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
SpainAlbania
Referee: TBD
01/25/2017 18:02:31
9 October 2017
9 October 2017 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
AlbaniaItaly
Referee: TBD
01/25/2017 18:16:28
9 October 2017 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
FYR MacedoniaLiechtenstein
Referee: TBD
01/25/2017 17:35:24
9 October 2017 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
IsraelSpain
Referee: TBD
01/25/2017 18:16:43
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.