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24 March 2017
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
GeorgiaSerbia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi (GEO)
12/05/2016 11:15:52
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
TurkeyFinland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Antalya Stadyumu, Antalya (TUR)
12/05/2016 11:19:54
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
Republic of IrelandWales
Referee: TBD Stadium: Aviva Stadium, Dublin (IRL)
12/05/2016 11:17:32
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
CroatiaUkraine
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO)
12/05/2016 11:20:20
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group D)
AustriaMoldova
Referee: TBD Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
12/05/2016 10:20:41
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
KosovoIceland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkoder (ALB)
11/30/2016 16:23:55
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
LiechtensteinFYR Macedonia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz (LIE)
12/05/2016 11:20:26
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
ItalyAlbania
Referee: TBD Stadium: Renzo Barbera, Palermo (ITA)
12/05/2016 11:20:13
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
SpainIsrael
Referee: TBD
12/05/2016 11:17:33
25 March 2017
25 March 2017 25 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group H)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaGibraltar
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stadion Bilino polje, Zenica (BIH)
11/18/2016 14:28:23
25 March 2017 25 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group H)
CyprusEstonia
Referee: TBD Stadium: GSP, Nicosia (CYP)
11/30/2016 06:09:52
25 March 2017 25 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
AndorraFaroe Islands
Referee: TBD Stadium: Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella (AND)
12/05/2016 10:13:49
25 March 2017 25 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
SwitzerlandLatvia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stade de Genève, Geneva (SUI)
11/28/2016 11:19:50
25 March 2017 25 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
SwedenBelarus
Referee: TBD Stadium: Friends Arena, Solna (SWE)
11/18/2016 14:16:09
25 March 2017 25 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
PortugalHungary
Referee: TBD Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon (POR)
11/29/2016 13:12:56
25 March 2017 25 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group H)
BelgiumGreece
Referee: TBD Stadium: King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels (BEL)
11/18/2016 14:26:18
25 March 2017 25 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
BulgariaNetherlands
Referee: TBD Stadium: Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia (BUL)
11/22/2016 09:18:01
25 March 2017 25 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
LuxembourgFrance
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
11/22/2016 14:07:38
26 March 2017
26 March 2017 26 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
San MarinoCzech Republic
Referee: TBD Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
11/18/2016 14:19:36
26 March 2017 26 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
AzerbaijanGermany
Referee: TBD Stadium: Tofig Bahramov Republican stadium, Baku (AZE)
11/22/2016 14:13:19
26 March 2017 26 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
EnglandLithuania
Referee: TBD Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
11/18/2016 14:20:43
26 March 2017 26 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group E)
ArmeniaKazakhstan
Referee: TBD Stadium: Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht, Yerevan (ARM)
12/05/2016 10:09:40
26 March 2017 26 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group E)
RomaniaDenmark
Referee: TBD Stadium: Arena Națională, Bucharest (ROU)
11/22/2016 14:10:49
26 March 2017 26 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
ScotlandSlovenia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
11/22/2016 14:13:10
26 March 2017 26 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group E)
MontenegroPoland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Gradski Stadion Podgorica, Podgorica (MNE)
11/22/2016 09:02:23
26 March 2017 26 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Northern IrelandNorway
Referee: TBD Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)
11/24/2016 16:16:43
26 March 2017 26 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
MaltaSlovakia
Referee: TBD Stadium: National Stadium, Ta' Qali (MLT)
12/01/2016 13:32:20

Last updated: 05/12/2016 12:18 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.