Qualifying round

Group I

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TeamsPWDLWDLWDLFA+/-Pts
1Croatia Croatia6210201411112913
2Iceland Iceland630011141196313
3Turkey Turkey6210111321116511
4Ukraine Ukraine621011132195411
5Finland Finland6012003015410-61
6Kosovo Kosovo6003012015318-151

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Draw   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Pts: Points   
Last updated: 17/06/2017 14:55 CET

Matches

5 September 2016
5 September 2016 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Croatia1-1Turkey
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL) Stadium: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO)
05/30/2017 14:57:19
5 September 2016 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Ukraine1-1Iceland
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA) Stadium: NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv (UKR)
10/10/2017 12:12:34
5 September 2016 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Finland1-1Kosovo
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK) Stadium: Veritas Stadion, Turku (FIN)
10/10/2016 15:49:59
6 October 2016
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Kosovo0-6Croatia
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP) Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkoder (ALB)
07/28/2017 12:39:02
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Turkey2-2Ukraine
Referee: Manuel Gräfe (GER) Stadium: Konya Büyükşehir Belediyesi Stadyumu, Konya (TUR)
07/28/2017 12:41:02
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Iceland3-2Finland
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR) Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
08/10/2017 10:02:56
9 October 2016
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Finland0-1Croatia
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FRA) Stadium: Tampere Stadion, Tampere (FIN)
08/31/2017 07:54:16
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Ukraine3-0Kosovo
Referee: Kevin Blom (NED) Stadium: Krakow Stadium, Krakow (POL)
07/28/2017 12:38:22
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Iceland2-0Turkey
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG) Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
08/10/2017 10:02:56
12 November 2016
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Croatia2-0Iceland
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA) Stadium: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO)
05/30/2017 14:57:20
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Turkey2-0Kosovo
Referee: Tamás Bognar (HUN) Stadium: Antalya Stadyumu, Antalya (TUR)
04/26/2017 15:17:43
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Ukraine1-0Finland
Referee: Manuel De Sousa (POR) Stadium: Stadion Chornomorets, Odessa (UKR)
07/28/2017 12:44:16
24 March 2017
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Turkey2-0Finland
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP) Stadium: Antalya Stadyumu, Antalya (TUR)
04/26/2017 15:17:43
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Kosovo1-2Iceland
Referee: Artur Dias (POR) Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkoder (ALB)
07/28/2017 12:39:03
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group I)
Croatia1-0Ukraine
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) Stadium: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO)
05/30/2017 14:57:20
11 June 2017
Finland1-2Ukraine
Referee: Alon Yefet (ISR) Stadium: Tampere Stadion, Tampere (FIN)
08/31/2017 07:54:16
Iceland1-0Croatia
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP) Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
08/10/2017 10:02:57
Kosovo1-4Turkey
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE) Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkoder (ALB)
07/28/2017 12:39:08
2 September 2017
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 I)
Ukraine2-0Turkey
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP) Stadium: OSK Metalist Stadion, Kharkiv (UKR)
10/08/2017 11:31:10
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
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)
Turkey1-0Croatia
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN) Stadium: Eskişehir Yeni Stadyumu, Eskisehir (TUR)
09/11/2017 18:11:35
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
6 October 2017
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 I)
Kosovo0-2Ukraine
Referee: Craig Pawson (ENG) Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkoder (ALB)
10/07/2017 15:14:28
9 October 2017
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 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 I)
Finland2-2Turkey
Referee: Benoît Bastien (FRA) Stadium: Veritas Stadion, Turku (FIN)
10/10/2017 08:23:16
Last updated: 17/06/2017 14:55 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.