Qualifying round

Group C

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TeamsPWDLWDLWDLFA+/-Pts
1Germany Germany1041050091036102628
2Sweden Sweden103113116221914520
3Austria Austria1040112252320101017
4Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland102122124241617-114
5Kazakhstan Kazakhstan10113014127621-155
6Faroe Islands Faroe Islands10014005019429-251

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Draw   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Pts: Points   
Last updated: 19/06/2015 14:18 CET

Matches

7 September 2012
Kazakhstan1-2Republic of Ireland
Referee: Marius Avram (ROU) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
07/14/2015 05:08:13
Germany3-0Faroe Islands
Referee: Bobby Madden (SCO) – Stadium: Hannover Arena, Hanover (GER)
09/27/2013 15:13:50
11 September 2012
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Sweden2-0Kazakhstan
Referee: Serhiy Boiko (UKR) – Stadium: Malmö New Stadium, Malmo (SWE)
05/27/2015 11:35:20
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Austria1-2Germany
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED) – Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
06/02/2015 11:13:13
12 October 2012
Faroe Islands1-2Sweden
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE) – Stadium: Tórsvøllur, Torshavn (FRO)
06/29/2015 22:00:50
Kazakhstan0-0Austria
Referee: Tamás Bognar (HUN) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
07/14/2015 05:08:13
Republic of Ireland1-6Germany
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) – Stadium: Aviva Stadium, Dublin (IRL)
06/01/2015 13:37:33
16 October 2012
Faroe Islands1-4Republic of Ireland
Referee: Lorenc Jemini (ALB) – Stadium: Tórsvøllur, Torshavn (FRO)
06/29/2015 22:00:50
Austria4-0Kazakhstan
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN) – Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
06/02/2015 11:13:13
Germany4-4Sweden
Referee: Pedro Proença (POR) – Stadium: Olympiastadion, Berlin (GER)
04/18/2013 15:48:52
22 March 2013
Kazakhstan0-3Germany
Referee: Anastassios Kakos (GRE) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
07/14/2015 05:08:14
Austria6-0Faroe Islands
Referee: Oleksandr Derdo (UKR) – Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
06/02/2015 11:13:13
Sweden0-0Republic of Ireland
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP) – Stadium: Friends Arena, Solna (SWE)
05/27/2015 13:16:04
26 March 2013
Republic of Ireland2-2Austria
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (CRO) – Stadium: Aviva Stadium, Dublin (IRL)
06/01/2015 13:37:33
Germany4-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Halis Özkahya (TUR) – Stadium: Grundig Stadion, Nuremberg (GER)
11/10/2014 18:04:39
7 June 2013
Austria2-1Sweden
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA) – Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
06/02/2015 11:13:12
Republic of Ireland3-0Faroe Islands
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN) – Stadium: Aviva Stadium, Dublin (IRL)
06/01/2015 13:37:32
11 June 2013
Sweden2-0Faroe Islands
Referee: Nikolai Yordanov (BUL) – Stadium: Friends Arena, Solna (SWE)
05/27/2015 13:16:03
6 September 2013
Kazakhstan2-1Faroe Islands
Referee: Johnny Casanova (SMR) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
07/14/2015 05:08:13
Germany3-0Austria
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB) – Stadium: Fußball Arena München, Munich (GER)
06/08/2015 09:45:40
Republic of Ireland1-2Sweden
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN) – Stadium: Aviva Stadium, Dublin (IRL)
06/01/2015 13:37:32
10 September 2013
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Kazakhstan0-1Sweden
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
07/14/2015 05:08:13
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Austria1-0Republic of Ireland
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (POR) – Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
06/02/2015 11:13:12
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Faroe Islands0-3Germany
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU) – Stadium: Tórsvøllur, Torshavn (FRO)
06/29/2015 22:00:49
11 October 2013
Faroe Islands1-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Dumitri Muntean (MDA) – Stadium: Tórsvøllur, Torshavn (FRO)
06/29/2015 22:00:49
Germany3-0Republic of Ireland
Referee: Serge Gumienny (BEL) – Stadium: Müngersdorfer Stadion, Cologne (GER)
12/16/2013 12:36:39
Sweden2-1Austria
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) – Stadium: Friends Arena, Solna (SWE)
05/27/2015 13:16:03
15 October 2013
Republic of Ireland3-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Vadims Direktorenko (LVA) – Stadium: Aviva Stadium, Dublin (IRL)
06/01/2015 13:37:32
Sweden3-5Germany
Referee: William Collum (SCO) – Stadium: Friends Arena, Solna (SWE)
05/27/2015 13:16:04
Faroe Islands0-3Austria
Referee: Liran Liany (ISR) – Stadium: Tórsvøllur, Torshavn (FRO)
06/29/2015 22:00:49
Last updated: 19/06/2015 14:18 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.

Calendar

Qualifying

Play-offs

Group stage

Knockout phase

Final

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