Qualifying round

Group I

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TeamsPWDLWDLWDLFA+/-Pts
Iceland Iceland10000100101101
Kosovo Kosovo10000100101101
Turkey Turkey10000100101101
Croatia Croatia10100000101101
Finland Finland10100000101101
Ukraine Ukraine10100000101101

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 I)
Croatia1-1Turkey
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL) Stadium: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO)
09/06/2016 13:12:59
5 September 2016 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Finland1-1Kosovo
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK) Stadium: Veritas Stadion, Turku (FIN)
09/06/2016 09:58:41
5 September 2016 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Ukraine1-1Iceland
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA) Stadium: NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv (UKR)
09/06/2016 13:15:58
6 October 2016
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
TurkeyUkraine
Referee: TBD Stadium: Konya Büyükşehir Belediyesi Stadyumu, Konya (TUR)
09/22/2016 18:38:23
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
IcelandFinland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
09/22/2016 18:39:04
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
KosovoCroatia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkoder (ALB)
09/22/2016 18:45:36
9 October 2016
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
FinlandCroatia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Tampere Stadium, Tampere (FIN)
09/22/2016 18:39:06
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
UkraineKosovo
Referee: TBD
09/21/2016 17:26:43
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
IcelandTurkey
Referee: TBD Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
09/22/2016 18:27:45
12 November 2016
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
CroatiaIceland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO)
09/09/2016 09:27:09
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
UkraineFinland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Chornomorets, Odessa (UKR)
09/09/2016 09:27:35
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
TurkeyKosovo
Referee: TBD
09/22/2016 15:00:31
24 March 2017
24 March 2017 24 Mar - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group I)
KosovoIceland
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:41
24 March 2017 24 Mar - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group I)
CroatiaUkraine
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:41
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
TurkeyFinland
Referee: TBD
09/22/2016 15:00:39
11 June 2017
11 June 2017 11 Jun - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group I)
FinlandUkraine
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:16
11 June 2017 11 Jun - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group I)
IcelandCroatia
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:16
11 June 2017 11 Jun - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group I)
KosovoTurkey
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:16
2 September 2017
2 September 2017 02 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group I)
FinlandIceland
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:32
2 September 2017 02 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group I)
UkraineTurkey
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:32
2 September 2017 02 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group I)
CroatiaKosovo
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:32
5 September 2017
5 September 2017 05 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group I)
KosovoFinland
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:33
5 September 2017 05 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group I)
IcelandUkraine
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:33
5 September 2017 05 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group I)
TurkeyCroatia
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:33
6 October 2017
6 October 2017 06 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group I)
TurkeyIceland
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:42
6 October 2017 06 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group I)
CroatiaFinland
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:42
6 October 2017 06 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group I)
KosovoUkraine
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:43
9 October 2017
9 October 2017 09 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group I)
IcelandKosovo
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:00
9 October 2017 09 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group I)
UkraineCroatia
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:07:59
9 October 2017 09 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group I)
FinlandTurkey
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.