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9 June 2017
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam (NED)
05/25/2017 11:11:46
Referee: TBD Stadium: Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella (AND)
05/25/2017 11:30:36
Referee: TBD Stadium: Friends Arena, Stockholm (SWE)
05/25/2017 11:11:48
Referee: TBD Stadium: Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR)
05/25/2017 11:13:45
Bosnia and HerzegovinaGreece
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stadion Bilino polje, Zenica (BIH)
05/25/2017 11:33:46
Faroe IslandsSwitzerland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Tórsvøllur, Torshavn (FRO)
05/25/2017 11:26:17
Referee: TBD Stadium: Skonto Stadions, Riga (LVA)
05/25/2017 11:24:39
Referee: TBD Stadium: A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn (EST)
05/25/2017 11:22:38
Referee: TBD Stadium: Estádio Algarve, Faro-Loulé (POR)
05/25/2017 11:26:50
10 June 2017
Referee: TBD Stadium: Almaty Ortalyk Stadion, Almaty (KAZ)
05/25/2017 11:26:03
AzerbaijanNorthern Ireland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Tofig Bahramov Republican stadium, Baku (AZE)
05/25/2017 11:17:50
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana (SVN)
05/25/2017 11:23:30
Referee: TBD Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
05/25/2017 11:21:40
Referee: TBD Stadium: Gradski Stadion Podgorica, Podgorica (MNE)
05/25/2017 11:19:35
NorwayCzech Republic
Referee: TBD Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR)
05/25/2017 11:16:19
GermanySan Marino
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stadion Nurnberg, Nuremberg (GER)
05/25/2017 11:30:46
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw (POL)
05/25/2017 11:15:04
Referee: TBD Stadium: LFF stadionas, Vilnius (LTU)
05/25/2017 11:23:39
11 June 2017
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau (MDA)
05/25/2017 11:31:08
Referee: TBD Stadium: Tampere Stadium, Tampere (FIN)
05/25/2017 11:25:06
Republic of IrelandAustria
Referee: TBD Stadium: Aviva Stadium, Dublin (IRL)
05/25/2017 11:29:21
Referee: TBD Stadium: Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa (ISR)
05/25/2017 11:36:26
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stadio Friuli, Udine (ITA)
05/25/2017 11:35:24
FYR MacedoniaSpain
Referee: TBD Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
05/25/2017 11:33:38
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stadion Rajko Mitić, Belgrade (SRB)
05/25/2017 11:29:10
Referee: TBD Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkoder (ALB)
05/25/2017 11:27:10
Referee: TBD Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
05/25/2017 11:22:50

Last updated: 25/05/2017 12:34 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.

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.