All times CET
12 June 2014
BrazilCroatia
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (BRA)
01/10/2014 15:32:08
13 June 2014
MexicoCameroon
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Estadio das Dunas, Natal (BRA)
01/09/2014 17:36:52
SpainNetherlands
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Mangabeira, Salvador De Bahia (BRA)
01/09/2014 17:37:07
14 June 2014
ChileAustralia
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba (BRA)
01/10/2014 15:33:08
ColombiaGreece
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte (BRA)
01/10/2014 15:33:08
UruguayCosta Rica
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza (BRA)
01/10/2014 15:33:08
15 June 2014
EnglandItaly
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Arena Amazonia, Manaus (BRA)
01/10/2014 15:33:08
Côte d'IvoireJapan
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Arena Pernambuco, Recife (BRA)
01/10/2014 15:33:08
SwitzerlandEcuador
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Mane Garrincha, Brasilia (BRA)
01/10/2014 15:33:08
FranceHonduras
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre (BRA)
01/10/2014 15:33:08

Last updated: 07/04/2014 18:09 CET

Road to the final

European qualifying for the 2014 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 Brazil.

Qualifying group stage
Matches will take place between 7 September 2012 and 15 October 2013 with eight groups of six teams and one 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 going into the play-offs.

Play-offs
The eight teams will be drawn into four pairings for two-legged ties played from 15 to 19 November 2013. If scores are level after the second leg the team with the most away goals qualify, 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 Brazil. The teams will be 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.

 
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