Qualifying round

Group E

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TeamsPWDLWDLWDLFA+/-Pts
1Switzerland Switzerland103204107301761124
2Iceland Iceland103022215231715217
3Slovenia Slovenia103022035051411315
4Norway Norway102121223341013-312
5Albania Albania10212113325911-211
6Cyprus Cyprus10122005127415-115

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
Albania3-1Cyprus
Referee: Artyom Kuchin (KAZ) – Stadium: Stadiumi Kombëtar Qemal Stafa, Tirana (ALB)
05/05/2015 09:53:33
Slovenia0-2Switzerland
Referee: not available – Stadium: Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana (SVN)
06/07/2015 10:23:09
Iceland2-0Norway
Referee: not available – Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
03/30/2015 14:36:37
11 September 2012
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group E)
Cyprus1-0Iceland
Referee: Sébastien Delferiere (BEL) Stadium: Antonis Papadopoulos, Larnaca (CYP)
07/09/2015 12:27:14
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group E)
Norway2-1Slovenia
Referee: Fırat Aydınus (TUR) – Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR)
04/18/2013 19:16:07
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group E)
Switzerland2-0Albania
Referee: not available – Stadium: Swissporarena, Lucerne (SUI)
06/05/2015 18:31:23
12 October 2012
Albania1-2Iceland
Referee: Tony Asumaa (FIN) – Stadium: Stadiumi Kombëtar Qemal Stafa, Tirana (ALB)
05/05/2015 09:53:33
Switzerland1-1Norway
Referee: not available – Stadium: Stade de Suisse, Berne (SUI)
06/08/2015 21:29:15
Slovenia2-1Cyprus
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK) Stadium: Stadion Ljudski vrt, Maribor (SVN)
07/06/2015 12:30:08
16 October 2012
Cyprus1-3Norway
Referee: Pawel Gil (POL) Stadium: Antonis Papadopoulos, Larnaca (CYP)
07/09/2015 12:27:14
Iceland0-2Switzerland
Referee: not available – Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
06/05/2015 18:26:37
Albania1-0Slovenia
Referee: Martin Hansson (SWE) – Stadium: Stadiumi Kombëtar Qemal Stafa, Tirana (ALB)
05/05/2015 09:53:34
22 March 2013
Slovenia1-2Iceland
Referee: Stavros Tritsonis (GRE) – Stadium: Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana (SVN)
06/07/2015 10:23:09
Norway0-1Albania
Referee: Kevin Blom (NED) – Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR)
05/28/2013 11:06:50
23 March 2013
Cyprus0-0Switzerland
Referee: not available Stadium: GSP, Nicosia (CYP)
07/09/2015 12:11:12
7 June 2013
Albania1-1Norway
Referee: William Collum (SCO) – Stadium: Stadiumi Kombëtar Qemal Stafa, Tirana (ALB)
05/05/2015 09:53:33
Iceland2-4Slovenia
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER) – Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
03/30/2015 14:36:37
8 June 2013
Switzerland1-0Cyprus
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA) – Stadium: Stade de Genève, Geneva (SUI)
06/08/2015 21:54:23
6 September 2013
Norway2-0Cyprus
Referee: Kenn Hansen (DEN) – Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR)
09/11/2013 07:09:31
Switzerland4-4Iceland
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS) – Stadium: Stade de Suisse, Berne (SUI)
06/08/2015 21:29:15
Slovenia1-0Albania
Referee: István Vad (HUN) – Stadium: Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana (SVN)
06/07/2015 10:23:09
10 September 2013
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group E)
Norway0-2Switzerland
Referee: Howard Webb (ENG) – Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR)
06/05/2015 17:37:52
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group E)
Cyprus0-2Slovenia
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FRA) Stadium: GSP, Nicosia (CYP)
07/09/2015 12:11:12
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group E)
Iceland2-1Albania
Referee: Andre Marriner (ENG) – Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
03/30/2015 14:36:37
11 October 2013
Albania1-2Switzerland
Referee: Pedro Proença (POR) – Stadium: Stadiumi Kombëtar Qemal Stafa, Tirana (ALB)
06/05/2015 18:15:29
Iceland2-0Cyprus
Referee: István Vad (HUN) – Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
03/30/2015 14:36:38
Slovenia3-0Norway
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP) Stadium: Stadion Ljudski vrt, Maribor (SVN)
07/06/2015 12:30:08
15 October 2013
Cyprus0-0Albania
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO) Stadium: GSP, Nicosia (CYP)
07/09/2015 12:11:12
Norway1-1Iceland
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA) – Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR)
12/16/2013 12:40:54
Switzerland1-0Slovenia
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED) – Stadium: Stade de Suisse, Berne (SUI)
06/08/2015 21:29:15
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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