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1 September 2017
1 September 2017 01 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group E)
Kazakhstan0-3Montenegro
Referee: Sébastien Delferiere (BEL) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
09/02/2017 12:13:17
1 September 2017 01 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group E)
Romania1-0Armenia
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO) Stadium: Arena Națională, Bucharest (ROU)
09/02/2017 12:12:38
1 September 2017 01 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
Lithuania0-3Scotland
Referee: Carlos Del Cerro (ESP) Stadium: LFF stadionas, Vilnius (LTU)
09/02/2017 12:15:11
1 September 2017 01 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Norway2-0Azerbaijan
Referee: Daniel Stefanski (POL) Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR)
09/02/2017 12:21:47
1 September 2017 01 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
San Marino0-3Northern Ireland
Referee: Enea Jorgji (ALB) Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
09/02/2017 12:22:21
1 September 2017 01 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
Slovakia1-0Slovenia
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) Stadium: Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava (SVK)
09/11/2017 11:22:48
1 September 2017 01 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
Malta0-4England
Referee: Artur Dias (POR) Stadium: National Stadium, Ta' Qali (MLT)
09/02/2017 12:24:58
1 September 2017 01 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group E)
Denmark4-0Poland
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB) Stadium: F.C. København Stadium, Copenhagen (DEN)
09/11/2017 19:39:16
1 September 2017 01 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Czech Republic1-2Germany
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS) Stadium: Eden Arena, Prague (CZE)
09/12/2017 19:04:13
2 September 2017
2 September 2017 02 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Albania2-0Liechtenstein
Referee: Sergei Lapochkin (RUS) Stadium: Elbasan Arena, Elbasan (ALB)
09/15/2017 08:43:13
2 September 2017 02 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Serbia3-0Moldova
Referee: Tamás Bognar (HUN) Stadium: Stadion FK Partizan, Belgrade (SRB)
09/03/2017 16:20:06
2 September 2017 02 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Georgia1-1Republic of Ireland
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK) Stadium: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi (GEO)
09/03/2017 16:20:45
2 September 2017 02 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Finland1-0Iceland
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE) Stadium: Tampere Stadion, Tampere (FIN)
09/03/2017 16:20:20
2 September 2017 02 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Israel0-1FYR Macedonia
Referee: Aleksei Eskov (RUS) Stadium: Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa (ISR)
09/11/2017 07:50:32
2 September 2017 02 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Wales1-0Austria
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU) Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (WAL)
09/03/2017 16:17:12
2 September 2017 02 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
CroatiaKosovo
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (SWE) Stadium: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO)
08/31/2017 10:20:43
2 September 2017 02 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Spain3-0Italy
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED) Stadium: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid (ESP)
09/03/2017 16:18:39
2 September 2017 02 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Ukraine2-0Turkey
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP) Stadium: OSK Metalist Stadion, Kharkiv (UKR)
09/03/2017 16:19:37
3 September 2017
3 September 2017 03 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
Netherlands3-1Bulgaria
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE) Stadium: Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (NED)
09/04/2017 10:37:20
3 September 2017 03 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
Belarus0-4Sweden
Referee: Tobias Stieler (GER) Stadium: Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR)
09/04/2017 10:41:40
3 September 2017 03 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group H)
Estonia1-0Cyprus
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (SUI) Stadium: A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn (EST)
09/04/2017 10:46:00
3 September 2017 03 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
Faroe Islands1-0Andorra
Referee: Alan Mario Sant (MLT) Stadium: Tórsvøllur, Torshavn (FRO)
09/04/2017 10:45:36
3 September 2017 03 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
Latvia0-3Switzerland
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED) Stadium: Skonto Stadions, Riga (LVA)
09/04/2017 10:45:51
3 September 2017 03 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group H)
Greece1-2Belgium
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL) Stadium: Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus (GRE)
09/04/2017 10:41:58
3 September 2017 03 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group H)
Gibraltar0-4Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: Thorvaldur Árnason (ISL) Stadium: Estádio Algarve, Faro-Loulé (POR)
09/04/2017 10:47:02
3 September 2017 03 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
France0-0Luxembourg
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD) Stadium: Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse (FRA)
09/04/2017 10:38:28
3 September 2017 03 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
Hungary0-1Portugal
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED) Stadium: Groupama Aréna, Budapest (HUN)
09/04/2017 10:44:07
4 September 2017
4 September 2017 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group E)
Armenia1-4Denmark
Referee: Bobby Madden (SCO) Stadium: Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht, Yerevan (ARM)
09/05/2017 08:31:22
4 September 2017 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Azerbaijan5-1San Marino
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (MNE) Stadium: 8KM Stadium, Baku (AZE)
09/05/2017 08:36:40
4 September 2017 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
Slovenia4-0Lithuania
Referee: István Kovács (ROU) Stadium: Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana (SVN)
09/05/2017 08:42:56
4 September 2017 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group E)
Poland3-0Kazakhstan
Referee: Andris Treimanis (LVA) Stadium: Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw (POL)
09/05/2017 08:26:09
4 September 2017 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
England2-1Slovakia
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA) Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
09/05/2017 08:35:15
4 September 2017 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Germany6-0Norway
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU) Stadium: Mercedes-Benz-Arena, Stuttgart (GER)
09/05/2017 08:33:51
4 September 2017 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
Scotland2-0Malta
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN) Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
09/05/2017 08:38:45
4 September 2017 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Northern Ireland2-0Czech Republic
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA) Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)
09/05/2017 08:34:56
4 September 2017 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group E)
Montenegro1-0Romania
Referee: Craig Thomson (SCO) Stadium: Gradski Stadion Podgorica, Podgorica (MNE)
09/15/2017 10:58:12
5 September 2017
5 September 2017 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Kosovo0-1Finland
Referee: Manuel Schuettengruber (AUT) Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkoder (ALB)
09/06/2017 08:29:13
5 September 2017 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Iceland2-0Ukraine
Referee: William Collum (SCO) Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
09/06/2017 08:26:51
5 September 2017 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Italy1-0Israel
Referee: Benoît Bastien (FRA) Stadium: Stadio Città del Tricolore, Reggio Emilia (ITA)
09/06/2017 08:14:19
5 September 2017 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
FYR Macedonia1-1Albania
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE) Stadium: Mladost, Strumica (MKD)
09/06/2017 08:14:54
5 September 2017 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Liechtenstein0-8Spain
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (BUL) Stadium: Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz (LIE)
09/06/2017 08:11:25
5 September 2017 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Austria1-1Georgia
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (ISR) Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
09/06/2017 08:08:22
5 September 2017 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Moldova0-2Wales
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (POL) Stadium: Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau (MDA)
09/06/2017 08:27:10
5 September 2017 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Republic of Ireland0-1Serbia
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) Stadium: Aviva Stadium, Dublin (IRL)
09/11/2017 19:04:16
5 September 2017 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Turkey1-0Croatia
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN) Stadium: Eskişehir Yeni Stadyumu, Eskisehir (TUR)
09/11/2017 18:11:35

Last updated: 01/09/2017 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.