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5 October 2017
5 October 2017 05 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Azerbaijan1-2Czech Republic
Referee: Benoît Millot (FRA) Stadium: Bakı Olimpiya Stadionu, Baku (AZE)
10/06/2017 08:22:20
5 October 2017 05 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group E)
Armenia1-6Poland
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN) Stadium: Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht, Yerevan (ARM)
10/06/2017 08:22:25
5 October 2017 05 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
England1-0Slovenia
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER) Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
10/06/2017 08:32:11
5 October 2017 05 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
San Marino0-8Norway
Referee: Andrew Dallas (SCO) Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
10/06/2017 08:20:43
5 October 2017 05 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
Malta1-1Lithuania
Referee: Zaven Hovhannisyan (ARM) Stadium: National Stadium, Ta' Qali (MLT)
10/12/2017 10:32:53
5 October 2017 05 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group E)
Romania3-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Sandro Schärer (SUI) Stadium: Ilie Oană, Ploiesti (ROU)
10/06/2017 08:20:31
5 October 2017 05 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group E)
Montenegro0-1Denmark
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED) Stadium: Gradski Stadion Podgorica, Podgorica (MNE)
10/06/2017 08:20:37
5 October 2017 05 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Northern Ireland1-3Germany
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED) Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)
10/06/2017 08:23:21
5 October 2017 05 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
Scotland1-0Slovakia
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB) Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
10/06/2017 08:33:38
6 October 2017
6 October 2017 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Georgia0-1Wales
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP) Stadium: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi (GEO)
10/07/2017 15:10:51
6 October 2017 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Austria3-2Serbia
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE) Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
10/07/2017 15:08:35
6 October 2017 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Kosovo0-2Ukraine
Referee: Craig Pawson (ENG) Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkoder (ALB)
10/07/2017 15:14:28
6 October 2017 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Spain3-0Albania
Referee: Aleksei Eskov (RUS) Stadium: Rico Perez, Alicante (ESP)
10/07/2017 15:10:31
6 October 2017 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Italy1-1FYR Macedonia
Referee: Tiago Martins (POR) Stadium: Stadio Olimpico, Turin (ITA)
10/07/2017 15:11:03
6 October 2017 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Liechtenstein0-1Israel
Referee: Arnold Hunter (NIR) Stadium: Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz (LIE)
10/07/2017 15:15:49
6 October 2017 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Croatia1-1Finland
Referee: Daniel Stefanski (POL) Stadium: Stadion HNK Rijeka, Rijeka (CRO)
10/07/2017 15:17:22
6 October 2017 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Turkey0-3Iceland
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL) Stadium: Eskişehir Yeni Stadyumu, Eskisehir (TUR)
10/07/2017 15:21:09
6 October 2017 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Republic of Ireland2-0Moldova
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED) Stadium: Aviva Stadium, Dublin (IRL)
10/07/2017 15:09:10
7 October 2017
7 October 2017 07 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
Sweden8-0Luxembourg
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR) Stadium: Friends Arena, Solna (SWE)
10/08/2017 16:08:45
7 October 2017 07 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
Faroe Islands0-0Latvia
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT) Stadium: Tórsvøllur, Torshavn (FRO)
10/08/2017 16:11:31
7 October 2017 07 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group H)
Gibraltar0-6Estonia
Referee: Fran Jović (CRO) Stadium: Estádio Algarve, Faro-Loulé (POR)
10/08/2017 16:14:39
7 October 2017 07 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group H)
Bosnia and Herzegovina3-4Belgium
Referee: William Collum (SCO) Stadium: Stadion Grbavica, Sarajevo (BIH)
10/08/2017 16:13:57
7 October 2017 07 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
Switzerland5-2Hungary
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA) Stadium: St. Jakob-Park, Basel (SUI)
10/08/2017 16:11:02
7 October 2017 07 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group H)
Cyprus1-2Greece
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP) Stadium: GSP, Nicosia (CYP)
10/08/2017 16:14:09
7 October 2017 07 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
Bulgaria0-1France
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) Stadium: Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia (BUL)
10/08/2017 16:09:25
7 October 2017 07 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
Andorra0-2Portugal
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE) Stadium: Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella (AND)
10/08/2017 16:12:16
7 October 2017 07 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
Belarus1-3Netherlands
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG) Stadium: Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR)
10/08/2017 16:10:56
8 October 2017
8 October 2017 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group E)
KazakhstanArmenia
Referee: Alexandru Tean (MDA) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
10/06/2017 10:08:59
8 October 2017 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
SloveniaScotland
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE) Stadium: Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana (SVN)
10/06/2017 10:10:55
8 October 2017 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group E)
PolandMontenegro
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA) Stadium: Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw (POL)
10/06/2017 10:08:50
8 October 2017 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
LithuaniaEngland
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (ISR) Stadium: LFF stadionas, Vilnius (LTU)
10/06/2017 10:12:37
8 October 2017 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
SlovakiaMalta
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA) Stadium: Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava (SVK)
10/06/2017 10:11:16
8 October 2017 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group E)
DenmarkRomania
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER) Stadium: Telia Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
10/06/2017 17:48:44
8 October 2017 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Czech RepublicSan Marino
Referee: Alex Troleis (FRO) Stadium: Plzeň City Stadium, Plzen (CZE)
10/06/2017 10:11:01
8 October 2017 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
NorwayNorthern Ireland
Referee: Serhiy Boiko (UKR) Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR)
10/06/2017 10:11:10
8 October 2017 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
GermanyAzerbaijan
Referee: Andris Treimanis (LVA) Stadium: Fritz-Walter, Kaiserslautern (GER)
10/06/2017 10:09:01
9 October 2017
9 October 2017 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Serbia1-0Georgia
Referee: Pawel Gil (POL) Stadium: Stadion Rajko Mitić, Belgrade (SRB)
10/10/2017 08:22:48
9 October 2017 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
FYR Macedonia4-0Liechtenstein
Referee: Laurent Kopriwa (LUX) Stadium: Mladost, Strumica (MKD)
10/11/2017 10:14:38
9 October 2017 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Israel0-1Spain
Referee: Craig Thomson (SCO) Stadium: Itztadion Teddy, Jerusalem (ISR)
10/10/2017 08:25:56
9 October 2017 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Iceland2-0Kosovo
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT) Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
10/10/2017 08:22:28
9 October 2017 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Albania0-1Italy
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR) Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkoder (ALB)
10/10/2017 08:22:10
9 October 2017 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Finland2-2Turkey
Referee: Benoît Bastien (FRA) Stadium: Veritas Stadion, Turku (FIN)
10/10/2017 08:23:16
9 October 2017 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Moldova0-1Austria
Referee: Bart Vertenten (BEL) Stadium: Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau (MDA)
10/10/2017 08:22:53
9 October 2017 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Ukraine0-2Croatia
Referee: Felix Brych (GER) Stadium: NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv (UKR)
10/10/2017 12:12:34
9 October 2017 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Wales0-1Republic of Ireland
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN) Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (WAL)
10/10/2017 08:25:44
10 October 2017
10 October 2017 10 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
Portugal2-0Switzerland
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon (POR)
10/11/2017 09:48:03
10 October 2017 10 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group H)
Greece4-0Gibraltar
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (GEO) Stadium: Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus (GRE)
10/11/2017 09:53:33
10 October 2017 10 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
France2-1Belarus
Referee: Halis Özkahya (TUR) Stadium: Stade de France, Saint-Denis (FRA)
10/11/2017 09:47:51
10 October 2017 10 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group H)
Estonia1-2Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS) Stadium: Lilleküla Stadium, Tallinn (EST)
10/16/2017 15:31:10
10 October 2017 10 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
Latvia4-0Andorra
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (DEN) Stadium: Skonto Stadions, Riga (LVA)
10/11/2017 10:14:40
10 October 2017 10 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
Netherlands2-0Sweden
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS) Stadium: Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (NED)
10/11/2017 09:47:18
10 October 2017 10 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
Luxembourg1-1Bulgaria
Referee: István Vad (HUN) Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
10/11/2017 09:46:25
10 October 2017 10 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group H)
Belgium4-0Cyprus
Referee: Luca Banti (ITA) Stadium: King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels (BEL)
10/11/2017 09:53:24
10 October 2017 10 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
Hungary1-0Faroe Islands
Referee: Roi Reinshreiber (ISR) Stadium: Groupama Aréna, Budapest (HUN)
10/11/2017 09:47:41

Last updated: 01/10/2017 02:00 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.