European qualifying draw for 2018 World Cup

Reuters , Saturday 25 Jul 2015

 European qualifying competition draw for 2018 World Cup in Russia.

GROUP A

Netherlands

France

Sweden

Bulgaria

Belarus

Luxembourg

GROUP B

Portugal

Switzerland

Hungary

Faroe Islands

Latvia

Andorra

GROUP C

Germany

Czech Republic

Northern Ireland

Norway

Azerbaijan

San Marino

GROUP D

Wales

Austria

Serbia

Ireland

Moldova

Georgia

GROUP E

Romania

Denmark

Poland

Montenegro

Armenia

Kazakhstan

GROUP F

England

Slovakia

Scotland

Slovenia

Lithuania

Malta

GROUP G

Spain

Italy

Albania

Israel

FYR Macedonia

Liechtenstein

GROUP H

Belgium

Bosnia

Greece

Estonia

Cyprus

GROUP I

Croatia

Iceland

Ukraine

Turkey

Finland

The nine group winners advance directly to the World Cup finals. The eight runners-up with the best record against the teams first, third, fourth and fifth in their groups proceed to playoffs to decide the remaining four European berths.

Tournament hosts Russia are given a bye to the finals.

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