|Referee: Alon Yefet (ISR) – Stadium: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO)|
|Referee: Stefan Johannesson (SWE) – Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (WAL)|
|Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE) – Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)|
|Referee: Duarte Gomes (POR) – Stadium: Karadjordje, Novi Sad (SRB)|
|Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP) – Stadium: Roi Baudouin, Brussels (BEL)|
|Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS) – Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)|
|Referee: Pavel Kralovec (CZE) – Stadium: Stadion FK Crvena zvezda, Belgrade (SRB)|
|Referee: Peter Rasmussen (DEN) – Stadium: National Arena Filip II Macedonian, Skopje (MKD)|
|Referee: Florian Meyer (GER) – Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (WAL)|
|Referee: Alexandru Dan Tudor (ROU) – Stadium: Gradski vrt, Osijek (CRO)|
|Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED) – Stadium: National Arena Filip II Macedonian, Skopje (MKD)|
|Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR) – Stadium: Roi Baudouin, Brussels (BEL)|
|Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) – Stadium: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO)|
|Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER) – Stadium: National Arena Filip II Macedonian, Skopje (MKD)|
|Referee: Antony Gautier (FRA) – Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)|
|Referee: István Vad (HUN) – Stadium: Karadjordje, Novi Sad (SRB)|
|Referee: Luca Banti (ITA) – Stadium: Liberty Stadium, Swansea (WAL)|
|Referee: Olegário Benquerença (POR) – Stadium: Roi Baudouin, Brussels (BEL)|
|Referee: TBD – Stadium: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO)|
|Referee: TBD – Stadium: Roi Baudouin, Brussels (BEL)|
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.
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.
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.