|Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) – Stadium: Stadion Lokomotiv, Moscow (RUS)|
|Referee: Matej Jug (SVN) – Stadium: Tofig Bahramov Republican stadium, Baku (AZE)|
|Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST) – Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)|
|Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG) – Stadium: Itztadion Ramat Gan, Ramat Gan (ISR)|
|Referee: Vlado Glodjović (SRB) – Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)|
|Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL) – Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga (POR)|
|Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN) – Stadium: Stadion Luzhniki, Moscow (RUS)|
|Referee: Leontios Trattou (CYP) – Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)|
|Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD) – Stadium: Stadion Luzhniki, Moscow (RUS)|
|Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT) – Stadium: Itztadion Ramat Gan, Ramat Gan (ISR)|
|Referee: Thorsten Kinhöfer (GER) – Stadium: Estádio do Dragão, Porto (POR)|
|Referee: Viktor Shvetsov (UKR) – Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)|
|Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA) – Stadium: Itztadion Ramat Gan, Ramat Gan (ISR)|
|Referee: Padraig Sutton (IRL) – Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)|
|Referee: Andre Marriner (ENG) – Stadium: Tofig Bahramov Republican stadium, Baku (AZE)|
|Referee: Hannes Kaasik (EST) – Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)|
|Referee: Mihaly Fabian (HUN) – Stadium: Dalga Stadium, Baku (AZE)|
|Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN) – Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon (POR)|
|Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR) – Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)|
|Referee: Bobby Madden (SCO) – Stadium: Centralniy Stadion, Kazan (RUS)|
|Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED) – Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)|
|Referee: Stefan Johannesson (SWE) – Stadium: Itztadion Ramat Gan, Ramat Gan (ISR)|
|Referee: Manuel Gräfe (GER) – Stadium: Stadion Petrovski, St Petersburg (RUS)|
|Referee: Robert Malek (POL) – Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)|
|Referee: Andrea De Marco (ITA) – Stadium: Bakcell Arena, Baku (AZE)|
|Referee: Stephan Studer (SUI) – Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)|
|Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR) – Stadium: José Alvalade, Lisbon (POR)|
|Referee: Bülent Yıldırım (TUR) – Stadium: Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra (POR)|
|Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB) – Stadium: Bakcell Arena, Baku (AZE)|
|Referee: Laurent Duhamel (FRA) – Stadium: Itztadion Ramat Gan, Ramat Gan (ISR)|
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.
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.