Qualifying round

Group I

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TeamsPWDLWDLWDLFA+/-Pts
Croatia Croatia4110200310101910
Ukraine Ukraine42100102207348
Iceland Iceland42000112116517
Turkey Turkey41100111215505
Finland Finland401100201336-31
Kosovo Kosovo4001012013112-111

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Draw   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Pts: Points   
Last updated: 13/11/2016 21:25 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)
10/10/2016 15:49:59
5 September 2016 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Ukraine1-1Iceland
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA) Stadium: NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv (UKR)
10/04/2016 18:08:25
6 October 2016
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Turkey2-2Ukraine
Referee: Manuel Gräfe (GER) Stadium: Konya Büyükşehir Belediyesi Stadyumu, Konya (TUR)
10/31/2016 09:33:55
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Iceland3-2Finland
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR) Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
10/31/2016 10:28:44
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Kosovo0-6Croatia
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP) Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkoder (ALB)
11/30/2016 16:23:58
9 October 2016
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Finland0-1Croatia
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FRA) Stadium: Tampere Stadium, Tampere (FIN)
10/10/2016 15:30:49
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Ukraine3-0Kosovo
Referee: Kevin Blom (NED) Stadium: Marszałek Piłsudski, Krakow (POL)
10/26/2016 19:17:32
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Iceland2-0Turkey
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG) Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
10/31/2016 10:28:44
12 November 2016
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Turkey2-0Kosovo
Referee: Tamás Bognar (HUN) Stadium: Antalya Stadyumu, Antalya (TUR)
11/13/2016 12:26:26
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Croatia2-0Iceland
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA) Stadium: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO)
11/13/2016 12:14:38
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Ukraine1-0Finland
Referee: Manuel De Sousa (POR) Stadium: Stadion Chornomorets, Odessa (UKR)
11/13/2016 12:25:34
24 March 2017
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
TurkeyFinland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Antalya Stadyumu, Antalya (TUR)
12/05/2016 11:19:54
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
KosovoIceland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkoder (ALB)
11/30/2016 16:23:55
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
CroatiaUkraine
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO)
12/05/2016 11:20:20
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)
TurkeyCroatia
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
6 October 2017
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)
TurkeyIceland
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: 13/11/2016 21:25 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.