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Participating Teams

Round 1SEP 2016 - OCT 2017

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All 54 Participating Member Associations (PMAs) will contest Round One.
The round consists of nine round-robin, home-and-away groups of six teams each.
Group A
  • France
    FRAFrance
  • Netherlands
    NEDNetherlands
  • Sweden
    SWESweden
  • Bulgaria
    BULBulgaria
  • Belarus
    BLRBelarus
  • Luxembourg
    LUXLuxembourg
Group B
  • Switzerland
    SUISwitzerland
  • Portugal
    PORPortugal
  • Hungary
    HUNHungary
  • Faroe Islands
    FROFaroe Islands
  • Latvia
    LVALatvia
  • Andorra
    ANDAndorra
Group C
  • Germany
    GERGermany
  • Northern Ireland
    NIRNorthern Ireland
  • Azerbaijan
    AZEAzerbaijan
  • Czech Republic
    CZECzech Republic
  • Norway
    NORNorway
  • San Marino
    SMRSan Marino
Group D
  • Serbia
    SRBSerbia
  • Republic of Ireland
    IRLRepublic of Ireland
  • Wales
    WALWales
  • Austria
    AUTAustria
  • Georgia
    GEOGeorgia
  • Moldova
    MDAMoldova
Group E
  • Poland
    POLPoland
  • Montenegro
    MNEMontenegro
  • Denmark
    DENDenmark
  • Romania
    ROURomania
  • Armenia
    ARMArmenia
  • Kazakhstan
    KAZKazakhstan
Group F
  • England
    ENGEngland
  • Slovenia
    SVNSlovenia
  • Slovakia
    SVKSlovakia
  • Lithuania
    LTULithuania
  • Scotland
    SCOScotland
  • Malta
    MLTMalta
Group G
  • Spain
    ESPSpain
  • Italy
    ITAItaly
  • Israel
    ISRIsrael
  • Albania
    ALBAlbania
  • FYR Macedonia
    MKDFYR Macedonia
  • Liechtenstein
    LIELiechtenstein
Group H
  • Belgium
    BELBelgium
  • Greece
    GREGreece
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    BIHBosnia and Herzegovina
  • Cyprus
    CYPCyprus
  • Estonia
    ESTEstonia
  • Gibraltar
    GIBGibraltar
Group I
  • Croatia
    CROCroatia
  • Iceland
    ISLIceland
  • Ukraine
    UKRUkraine
  • Turkey
    TURTurkey
  • Finland
    FINFinland
  • Kosovo
    KVXKosovo
The eight best group runners-up will advance to Round Two.
The nine group winners will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

Round 2NOV 2017

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The 8 best group runners-up will contest Round Two.
The 8 teams will be paired into four home-and-away series.
  • 1
  • VS
  • 2
  • VS
  • 3
  • VS
  • 4
  • VS
The four winners will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
14 Jun - 15 Jul
Russia
RUSRussia
Russia is automatically qualified as World Cup Host country
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