2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)

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The UEFA 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification tournament was held from 4 September 2016 and 14 November 2017 and was used to determine which European teams will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Robert Lewandowski was the top scorer, with 16 goals.[1]

First round[change | change source]

The first round consisted of 9 groups made up of 6 teams each. The winners of each group directly qualified for the world cup, while the best runners-up moved on to the second round. The draw occurred on 25 July 2015 in Saint Petersburg.[2][3]

Group A[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to
1  France 10 7 2 1 18 6 +12 23 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup
2  Sweden 10 6 1 3 26 9 +17 19 Second round
3  Netherlands 10 6 1 3 21 12 +9 19
4  Bulgaria 10 4 1 5 14 19 -5 13
5  Luxembourg 10 1 3 6 8 26 –18 6
6  Belarus 10 1 2 7 6 21 –15 5

Group B[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to
1  Portugal 10 9 0 1 32 4 +28 27 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup
2   Switzerland 10 9 0 1 23 7 +16 27 Second round
3  Hungary 10 4 1 5 14 14 0 13
4  Faroe Islands 10 2 3 5 4 16 -12 9
5  Latvia 10 2 1 7 7 18 –11 7
6  Andorra 10 1 1 8 2 23 –21 4

Group C[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to
1  Germany 10 10 0 0 43 4 +39 30 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup
2  Northern Ireland 10 6 1 3 17 6 +11 19 Second round
4  Czech Republic 10 4 3 3 17 10 +7 15
5  Norway 10 4 1 5 17 16 +1 13
5  Azerbaijan 10 3 1 6 10 19 –9 10
6  San Marino 10 0 0 10 2 51 –49 0

Group D[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to
1  Serbia 10 6 3 1 20 10 +10 21 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup
2  Ireland 10 5 4 1 12 6 +6 19 Second round
3  Wales 10 4 5 1 13 6 +7 17
4  Austria 10 4 3 3 14 12 +2 15
5  Georgia 10 0 5 5 8 14 –6 5
6  Moldova 10 0 2 8 4 23 –19 2

Group E[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to
1  Poland 10 8 1 1 28 14 +14 25 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup
2  Denmark 10 6 2 2 20 8 +12 20 Second round
3  Montenegro 10 5 1 4 20 12 +8 16
4  Romania 10 3 4 3 12 10 +2 13
5  Armenia 10 2 1 7 10 26 –16 7
6  Kazakhstan 10 0 3 7 6 26 –20 3

Group F[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to
1  England 10 8 2 0 18 3 +15 26 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup
2  Slovakia 10 6 0 4 17 7 +10 18
3  Scotland 10 5 3 2 17 12 +5 18
4  Slovenia 10 4 3 3 12 7 +5 15
5  Lithuania 10 1 3 6 7 20 –13 6
6  Malta 10 0 1 9 3 25 –22 1

Group G[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to
1  Spain 10 9 1 0 36 3 +33 28 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup
2  Italy 10 7 2 1 21 8 +13 23 Second round
3  Albania 10 4 1 5 10 13 -3 13
4  Israel 10 4 0 6 10 15 -5 12
5  Macedonia 10 3 2 5 15 15 0 11
6  Liechtenstein 10 0 0 10 1 39 –38 0

Group H[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to
1  Belgium 10 9 1 0 43 6 +37 28 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup
2  Greece 10 5 4 1 17 6 +11 19 Second round
3  Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 5 2 3 24 13 +11 17
4  Estonia 10 3 2 5 13 19 –6 11
5  Cyprus 10 3 1 6 9 18 -9 10
6  Gibraltar 10 0 0 10 3 47 –44 0

Group I[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to
1  Iceland 10 7 1 2 16 7 +9 22 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup
2  Croatia 10 6 2 2 15 4 +11 20 Second round
3  Ukraine 10 5 2 3 13 9 +4 17
4  Turkey 10 4 3 3 14 13 +1 15
5  Finland 10 2 3 5 9 13 –4 9
6  Kosovo 10 0 1 9 3 24 –21 1

Ranking of runners-up[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to
1   Switzerland 10 9 0 1 23 7 +16 27 Second round
2  Italy 10 7 2 1 21 8 +13 23
3  Denmark 10 6 2 2 20 8 +12 20
4  Croatia 10 6 2 2 15 4 +11 20
5  Sweden 10 6 1 3 26 9 +17 19
6  Northern Ireland 10 6 1 3 17 6 +11 19
7  Greece 10 5 4 1 17 6 +11 19
8  Ireland 10 5 4 1 12 6 +6 19
2  Slovakia 10 6 0 4 17 7 +10 18

Second round[change | change source]

The best runners-up from the first round qualified for the second round. The draw occurred on 17 October 2017 in Zurich.[4] The teams who win these matches will finally qualify for the world cup.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 0–1 Switzerland Switzerland 0–1 0–0
Croatia Croatia 4–1 Greece Greece 4–1 0–0
Denmark Denmark 5–1 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 0–0 5–1
Sweden Sweden 1–0 Italy Italy 1–0 0–0

Qualified teams[change | change source]

Team Qualified as Qualified on
 Belgium Group H winners 3 September 2017
 Croatia Second round winners 12 November 2017
 Denmark Second round winners 14 November 2017
 England Group F winners 5 October 2017
 France Group A winners 10 October 2017
 Germany Group C winners 5 October 2017
 Iceland Group I winners 9 October 2017
 Poland Group E winners 8 October 2017
 Portugal Group B winners 10 October 2017
 Russia Host 2 December 2010
 Serbia Group D winners 9 October 2017
 Spain Group G winners 6 October 2017
 Sweden Second round winners 13 November 2017
  Switzerland Second round winners 12 November 2017

References[change | change source]

  1. "The 32 Teams Headed to the 2018 World Cup in Russia". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  2. "FIFA World Cup qualifying draw format". UEFA.com. 16 June 2015. Archived from the original on 26 June 2016.
  3. "European teams learn World Cup qualifying fate". UEFA.com. 25 July 2015.
  4. "FIFA World Cup European play-off draw to take place on 17 October". FIFA.com. 6 September 2017.

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