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Play-off for Final Tournament : 15 November 2013

15 November 2013
Iceland0-0Croatia
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP) – Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
12/16/2013 12:43:09
Ukraine2-0France
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) – Stadium: NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv
12/16/2013 12:43:08
Portugal1-0Sweden
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) – Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon (POR)
12/16/2013 12:42:54
Greece3-1Romania
Referee: Pedro Proença (POR) – Stadium: Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus (GRE)
12/16/2013 12:43:08

Play-off for Final Tournament : 19 November 2013

19 November 2013
Romania1-1Greece
Aggregate: 2-4
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB) – Stadium: Arena Națională, Bucharest (ROU)
12/16/2013 13:39:10
Croatia2-0Iceland
Aggregate: 2-0
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED) – Stadium: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO)
12/16/2013 12:28:53
Sweden2-3Portugal
Aggregate: 2-4
Referee: Howard Webb (ENG) – Stadium: Friends Arena, Solna (SWE)
12/16/2013 12:43:09
France3-0Ukraine
Aggregate: 3-2
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN) – Stadium: Stade de France, Paris (FRA)
12/16/2013 12:43:08

Last updated: 19/03/2014 12:29 CET

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Road to the final

European qualifying for the 2014 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 Brazil.

Qualifying group stage
Matches will take place between 7 September 2012 and 15 October 2013 with eight groups of six teams and one 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 going into the play-offs.

Play-offs
The eight teams will be drawn into four pairings for two-legged ties played from 15 to 19 November 2013. If scores are level after the second leg the team with the most away goals qualify, 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 Brazil. The teams will be 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.

 
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