Qualifying round

Group B

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TeamsPWDLWDLWDLFA+/-Pts
1Italy Italy104102306401991022
2Denmark Denmark101313114421712516
3Czech Republic Czech Republic10122311433139415
4Bulgaria Bulgaria10221122343149513
5Armenia Armenia101043114151213-113
6Malta Malta10005104109528-233

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
Malta0-1Armenia
Referee: Rene Eisner (AUT) – Stadium: National Stadium, Ta' Qali (MLT)
06/01/2015 13:32:16
Bulgaria2-2Italy
Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG) – Stadium: Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia (BUL)
04/18/2013 14:23:48
8 September 2012
Denmark0-0Czech Republic
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (GER) Stadium: Telia Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
07/22/2015 12:28:10
11 September 2012
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
Bulgaria1-0Armenia
Referee: Stephan Studer (SUI) – Stadium: Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia (BUL)
04/18/2013 13:49:18
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
Italy2-0Malta
Referee: Antti Munukka (FIN) – Stadium: Alberto Braglia, Modena (ITA)
04/18/2013 14:23:48
12 October 2012
Czech Republic3-1Malta
Referee: Anar Salmanov (AZE) – Stadium: Doosan Arena, Plzen (CZE)
11/10/2014 18:04:24
Armenia1-3Italy
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (CRO) – Stadium: Hrazdan Central Stadium, Yerevan (ARM)
03/30/2015 12:41:24
Bulgaria1-1Denmark
Referee: Tony Chapron (FRA) – Stadium: Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia (BUL)
04/18/2013 14:23:03
16 October 2012
Czech Republic0-0Bulgaria
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS) Stadium: Stadion Letná, Prague (CZE)
07/08/2015 08:15:09
Italy3-1Denmark
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN) – Stadium: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan (ITA)
05/28/2015 14:36:04
22 March 2013
Bulgaria6-0Malta
Referee: Eitan Shemeulevitch (ISR) – Stadium: Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia (BUL)
05/28/2013 11:06:50
Czech Republic0-3Denmark
Referee: Manuel De Sousa (POR) – Stadium: Ander Stadium, Olomouc (CZE)
06/12/2015 14:44:56
26 March 2013
Armenia0-3Czech Republic
Referee: Cristian Balaj (ROU) – Stadium: Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht, Yerevan (ARM)
06/01/2015 13:38:14
Denmark1-1Bulgaria
Referee: Fırat Aydınus (TUR) Stadium: Telia Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
07/22/2015 12:28:10
Malta0-2Italy
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED) – Stadium: National Stadium, Ta' Qali (MLT)
06/01/2015 13:32:17
7 June 2013
Armenia0-1Malta
Referee: Arnold Hunter (NIR) – Stadium: Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht, Yerevan (ARM)
06/01/2015 13:37:56
Czech Republic0-0Italy
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR) Stadium: Stadion Letná, Prague (CZE)
07/08/2015 08:15:08
11 June 2013
Denmark0-4Armenia
Referee: Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS) Stadium: Telia Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
07/22/2015 12:28:09
6 September 2013
Czech Republic1-2Armenia
Referee: Antony Gautier (FRA) – Stadium: Eden Stadium, Prague (CZE)
06/12/2015 14:45:23
Malta1-2Denmark
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE) – Stadium: National Stadium, Ta' Qali (MLT)
06/01/2015 13:32:16
Italy1-0Bulgaria
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP) – Stadium: Renzo Barbera, Palermo (ITA)
05/29/2015 15:05:45
10 September 2013
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
Armenia0-1Denmark
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED) – Stadium: Hrazdan Central Stadium, Yerevan (ARM)
03/30/2015 12:41:24
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
Malta1-2Bulgaria
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (ROU) – Stadium: National Stadium, Ta' Qali (MLT)
06/01/2015 13:32:16
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
Italy2-1Czech Republic
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE) – Stadium: Juventus Stadium, Turin (ITA)
05/28/2015 16:26:10
11 October 2013
Armenia2-1Bulgaria
Referee: Felix Brych (GER) – Stadium: Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht, Yerevan (ARM)
06/01/2015 13:37:57
Malta1-4Czech Republic
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN) – Stadium: National Stadium, Ta' Qali (MLT)
06/01/2015 13:32:16
Denmark2-2Italy
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA) Stadium: Telia Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
07/22/2015 12:28:09
15 October 2013
Denmark6-0Malta
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD) Stadium: Telia Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
07/22/2015 12:28:09
Bulgaria0-1Czech Republic
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN) – Stadium: Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia (BUL)
12/16/2013 12:35:54
Italy2-2Armenia
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG) – Stadium: Stadio San Paolo, Naples (ITA)
12/16/2013 12:36:23
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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