Qualifying round

Group F

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TeamsPWDLWDLWDLFA+/-Pts
1England England6300120420102814
2Slovakia Slovakia6201201402124812
3Slovenia Slovenia621011132163311
4Scotland Scotland6120102222910-18
5Lithuania Lithuania6111012123611-55
6Malta Malta6003003006215-130

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Draw   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Pts: Points   
Last updated: 17/06/2017 14:50 CET

Matches

4 September 2016
4 September 2016 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
Slovakia0-1England
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB) Stadium: Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava (SVK)
09/11/2017 11:22:48
4 September 2016 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
Lithuania2-2Slovenia
Referee: Artur Dias (POR) Stadium: LFF stadionas, Vilnius (LTU)
06/01/2017 19:36:06
4 September 2016 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
Malta1-5Scotland
Referee: Yevhen Aranovskiy (UKR) Stadium: National Stadium, Ta' Qali (MLT)
10/12/2017 10:32:53
8 October 2016
8 October 2016 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
England2-0Malta
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (SWE) Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
05/24/2017 10:29:09
8 October 2016 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
Scotland1-1Lithuania
Referee: Tobias Stieler (GER) Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
09/28/2017 09:54:31
8 October 2016 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
Slovenia1-0Slovakia
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) Stadium: Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana (SVN)
06/08/2017 12:23:53
11 October 2016
11 October 2016 11 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
Slovakia3-0Scotland
Referee: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE) Stadium: Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava (SVK)
09/11/2017 11:22:48
11 October 2016 11 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
Lithuania2-0Malta
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP) Stadium: LFF stadionas, Vilnius (LTU)
06/01/2017 19:36:06
11 October 2016 11 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
Slovenia0-0England
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER) Stadium: Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana (SVN)
06/08/2017 12:23:49
11 November 2016
11 November 2016 11 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
Malta0-1Slovenia
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (POL) Stadium: National Stadium, Ta' Qali (MLT)
10/12/2017 10:32:53
11 November 2016 11 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
Slovakia4-0Lithuania
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE) Stadium: Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava (SVK)
09/11/2017 11:22:48
11 November 2016 11 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
England3-0Scotland
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
05/24/2017 10:29:10
26 March 2017
26 March 2017 26 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
England2-0Lithuania
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FRA) Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
05/24/2017 10:29:10
26 March 2017 26 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
Scotland1-0Slovenia
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED) Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
09/28/2017 09:54:32
26 March 2017 26 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F)
Malta1-3Slovakia
Referee: Ali Palabıyık (TUR) Stadium: National Stadium, Ta' Qali (MLT)
10/12/2017 10:32:53
10 June 2017
Slovenia2-0Malta
Referee: Lee Evans (WAL) Stadium: Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana (SVN)
06/17/2017 13:51:49
Scotland2-2England
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA) Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
09/28/2017 09:54:32
Lithuania1-2Slovakia
Referee: Manuel Gräfe (GER) Stadium: LFF stadionas, Vilnius (LTU)
06/17/2017 13:32:57
1 September 2017
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 F)
Malta0-4England
Referee: Artur Dias (POR) Stadium: National Stadium, Ta' Qali (MLT)
10/12/2017 10:32:53
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
4 September 2017
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 F)
Scotland2-0Malta
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN) Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
09/28/2017 09:54:33
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
5 October 2017
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 F)
Scotland1-0Slovakia
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB) Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
10/06/2017 08:33:38
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
8 October 2017
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 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 F)
LithuaniaEngland
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (ISR) Stadium: LFF stadionas, Vilnius (LTU)
10/06/2017 10:12:37
Last updated: 17/06/2017 14:50 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.