Qualifying round

Group C

1Germany Germany1041050091036102628
2Sweden Sweden103113116221914520
3Austria Austria1040112252320101017
4Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland102122124241617-114
5Kazakhstan Kazakhstan10113014127621-155
6Faroe Islands Faroe Islands10014005019429-251
Last updated: 21/01/2015 12:21 CET


P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Draw   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Pts: Points   


7 September 2012
Kazakhstan1-2Republic of Ireland
Referee: Marius Avram (ROU) – Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
03/30/2015 15:45:17
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)
Referee: Serhiy Boiko (UKR) – Stadium: Malmö New Stadium, Malmo (SWE)
04/18/2013 16:24:39
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED) – Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
04/18/2013 15:06:36
12 October 2012
Faroe Islands1-2Sweden
Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (GRE) – Stadium: Tórsvøllur, Torshavn (FRO)
04/18/2013 15:48:37
Referee: Tamás Bognar (HUN) – Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
03/30/2015 15:45:18
Republic of Ireland1-6Germany
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) – Stadium: Dublin Arena, Dublin (IRL)
04/18/2013 16:24:54
16 October 2012
Faroe Islands1-4Republic of Ireland
Referee: Lorenc Jemini (ALB) – Stadium: Tórsvøllur, Torshavn (FRO)
04/18/2013 15:48:22
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN) – Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
04/18/2013 15:06:21
Referee: Pedro Proença (POR) – Stadium: Olympiastadion, Berlin (GER)
04/18/2013 15:48:52
22 March 2013
Referee: Anastassios Kakos (GRE) – Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
03/30/2015 15:45:18
Austria6-0Faroe Islands
Referee: Oleksandr Derdo (UKR) – Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
05/28/2013 11:06:55
Sweden0-0Republic of Ireland
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP) – Stadium: Friends Arena, Solna (SWE)
05/28/2013 11:07:20
26 March 2013
Republic of Ireland2-2Austria
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (CRO) – Stadium: Dublin Arena, Dublin (IRL)
05/28/2013 11:06:50
Referee: Halis Özkahya (TUR) – Stadium: Grundig Stadion, Nuremberg (GER)
11/10/2014 18:04:39
7 June 2013
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA) – Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
07/25/2013 10:54:39
Republic of Ireland3-0Faroe Islands
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN) – Stadium: Dublin Arena, Dublin (IRL)
07/25/2013 09:18:26
11 June 2013
Sweden2-0Faroe Islands
Referee: Nikolai Yordanov (BUL) – Stadium: Friends Arena, Solna (SWE)
07/25/2013 10:54:10
6 September 2013
Kazakhstan2-1Faroe Islands
Referee: Johnny Casanova (SMR) – Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
03/30/2015 15:45:18
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB) – Stadium: Fußball Arena München, Munich (GER)
09/11/2013 07:07:21
Republic of Ireland1-2Sweden
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN) – Stadium: Dublin Arena, Dublin (IRL)
09/11/2013 07:13:06
10 September 2013
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE) – Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
03/30/2015 15:45:18
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Austria1-0Republic of Ireland
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (POR) – Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
09/10/2013 21:35:28
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Faroe Islands0-3Germany
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU) – Stadium: Tórsvøllur, Torshavn (FRO)
09/11/2013 07:30:01
11 October 2013
Faroe Islands1-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Dumitri Muntean (MDA) – Stadium: Tórsvøllur, Torshavn (FRO)
12/16/2013 12:36:38
Germany3-0Republic of Ireland
Referee: Serge Gumienny (BEL) – Stadium: Müngersdorfer Stadion, Cologne (GER)
12/16/2013 12:36:39
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) – Stadium: Friends Arena, Solna (SWE)
12/16/2013 12:36:54
15 October 2013
Republic of Ireland3-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Vadims Direktorenko (LVA) – Stadium: Dublin Arena, Dublin (IRL)
12/16/2013 12:36:53
Referee: William Collum (SCO) – Stadium: Friends Arena, Solna (SWE)
12/16/2013 12:36:54
Faroe Islands0-3Austria
Referee: Liran Liany (ISR) – Stadium: Tórsvøllur, Torshavn (FRO)
12/16/2013 12:36:24
Last updated: 21/01/2015 12:21 CET

Road to the final

European qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup consisted 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 took place between 7 September 2012 and 15 October 2013 with eight groups of six teams and one of five. The nine group winners qualified 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 went into the play-offs.

The eight teams were drawn into four pairings for two-legged ties played from 15 to 19 November 2013. If scores were level after the second leg the team with the most away goals qualified, whether after 90 minutes or extra time. The four winners qualified 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 were 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.




Group stage

Knockout phase


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