tumblr visit counter
2018 FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION 2018 QUALIFIERS
  THEFIFAWORLDCUPS    
2018 QUALIFIERS  
  2018 QUALIFIERS  
                                           
   
                                           
                                         
                         
           
  We play football. We love football.          
  We breathe football. We live football.        
             
                                           
                                           
  2018 QUALIFIERS  
                                           

A total of 208 + 1 teams signed up to participate in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification rounds. The 31 available spots were distributed in continental zones as shown below. Brazil, as the host country, qualified automatically.

 
                                           

Europe (UEFA): 13 + 1 spots. 53 teams will compete for 13 direct places. Russia, as the host country, qualified automatically.

South America (CONMEBOL): 4.5 spots. 10 teams will compete for 4 direct places. The winner of the other 0.5 place would progress to the Inter-confederation playoff.

North America, Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF): 4.5 spots. 35 teams will compete for 4 direct places. The winner of the other 0.5 place would progress to the Inter-confederation playoff.

Africa (CAF): 5 spot. 54 teams will compete for 5 direct places.

Asia (AFC): 4.5 spots. 46 teams will compete for 4 direct places. The winner of the other 0.5 place would progress to the Inter-confederation playoff.

Oceania (OFC): 0.5 spot. 11 teams will compete for 0.5 place. The winner of this 0.5 place would progress to the Inter-confederation playoff.

 
     
     
  2018 Qualified Teams  
       
 

AFC

CAF

CONCACAF   CONMEBOL   UEFA
 
     
     
     
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Confederation
Date of Qualification
Finals appearance
Last appearane
Consecutive finals appearances
1
 Russia  UEFA
02/12 10
11th
2
2
 Brazil  CONMEBOL
28/03/17
21th
21
3
 Iran  AFC
12/06/17
5th
2
4
 Japan  AFC
31/0817
6th
5
5
 Mexico  CONCACAF
01/09/17
16th
7
6
 Belgium  UEFA
03/09/17
13th
2
7
 South Korea  AFC
05/09/17
10th
9
8
 Saudi Arabia  AFC
05/09/17
5th
1
9
 Germany  UEFA
05/10/17
19th
17
10
 England  UEFA
05/10/17
15th
6
11
 Spain  UEFA
06/10/17
15th
11
12
 Nigeria  UEFA
07/10/17
6th
3
13
 Costa Rica  CONCACAF
07/10/17
5th
2
14
 Poland  UEFA
08/10/17
8th
1
15
 Egypt  CAF
08/10/17
3th
1
16
 Iceland  UEFA
09/10/17
1st
1
17
 Serbia  UEFA
09/10/17
12th
1
18
 Portugal  UEFA
10/10/17
7th
5
19
 France  UEFA
10/10/17
15th
6
20
 Uruguay  CONMEBOL
10/10/17
13st
3
21
 Argentina  CONMEBOL
10/10/17
17th
12
22
 Colombia  CONMEBOL
10/10/17
6th
2
23
 Panama  CONCACAF
10/10/17
1st
24
 Senegal  CAF
10/11/17
2nd
1
25
 Morocco  CAF
11/11/17
5th
1
26
 Tunisia  CAF
11/11/17
5th
1
27
 Switzerland  UEFA
12/11/17
11th
4
28
 Croatia  UEFA
12/11/17
5th
2
29
 Sweden  UEFA
13/11/17
12th
1
30
 Denmark  UEFA
14/11/17
5th
1
31
 Australia  AFC
14/11/17
5th
4
32
 Peru  CONMEBOL
15/11/17
5th
1
 
   
   
  Last Games
         
  CAF  
                                           
 
11 Nov 17
Tunisia
0-0
Lybia
11 Nov 17
Congo DR
3-1
Guinea
11 Nov 17
Zambia
2-2
Cameroon
10 Nov 17
1-1
Nigeria
11 Nov 17
0-2
Morocco
11 Nov 17
Gabon
0-0
Mali
10 Nov 17
South Africa
0-2
Senegal
14 Nov 17
Burkina Faso
4-0
Cape Verde
14 Nov 17
Senegal
2-1
South Africa
12 Nov 17
Congo
1-1
Uganda
12 Nov 17
1-1
Egypt
                                           
                                           
  OFC vs CONMEBOL  
                                           
 
11 Nov 17
0-0
Peru
15 Nov 17
Peru
2-0
New Zealand
                                           
                                           
  CONCACAF v AFC  
                                           
 
10 Nov 17
0-0
Australia
15 Nov 17
3-1
Honduras
   
   
  European play-off draw  
                                           
 
9 Nov 17
Northern Ireland
0-1
Switzerland
9 Nov 17
 
Croatia
4-1
Greece
11 Nov 17
Denmark
0-0
Republic of Ireland
10 Nov 17
 
Sweden
1-0
Italy
 
                       
                 
                                           
 
12 Nov 17
Switzerland
0-0
Northern Ireland
12 Nov 17
 
Greece
0-0
Croatia
14 Nov 17
Republic of Ireland
1-5
Denmark
13 Nov 17
 
0-0
Sweden
 
         
         
  STATISTICS  
     
       
  Performance of AFC Teams  
       
 
Performance table as of 15 November 2017
 
       
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Perf.
1
 Australia
21
14
5
2
50
17
33
47
2.24
2
 Japan
18
13
3
2
44
7
37
42
2.33
3
 Iran
18
12
6
0
36
5
31
42
2.33
4
 Saudi Arabia
18
12
3
3
44
13
31
39
2.17
5
 South Korea
18
12
3
3
38
10
28
39
2.17
6
 Uzbekistan
18
11
1
6
26
14
12
34
1.89
7
 Syria
19
9
4
6
36
21
15
31
1.63
8
 United Arab Emirates
18
9
3
6
35
17
18
30
1.67
9
 China PR
18
8
5
5
35
11
24
29
1.61
10
 Qatar
18
9
1
8
37
19
18
28
1.55
11
 Iraq
16
6
5
5
24
18
6
23
1.44
12
 Jordan
8
5
1
2
21
7
14
16
2.00
13
 North Korea
8
5
1
2
14
8
6
16
2.00
14
 Thailand
16
4
4
8
22
28
-6
16
1.00
15
 Hong Kong
8
4
2
2
13
5
8
14
1.75
16
 Oman
8
4
2
2
11
7
4
14
1.75
17
 Kyrgyzstan
8
4
2
2
10
8
2
14
1.75
18
 Turkmenistan
8
4
1
3
10
11
-1
13
1.62
19
 Palestine
8
4
3
2
22
6
16
12
1.50
20
 Lebanon
8
3
2
3
12
6
6
11
1.37
21
 Kuwait
8
3
1
4
12
10
2
10
1.25
22
 Singapore
8
3
1
4
9
9
0
10
1.25
 Vietnam
8
3
1
4
9
9
0
10
1.25
24
 Philippines
8
3
1
4
8
12
-4
10
1.25
25
 Bahrain
8
3
0
5
10
10
0
9
1.12
26
 Afghanistan
8
3
0
5
8
25
-17
9
1.12
27
 Myanmar
8
2
2
4
9
21
-12
8
1.00
28
 Timor-Leste
10
2
2
6
7
37
-30
8
0.80
29
 India
10
2
1
7
7
18
-11
7
0.70
30
 Guam
8
2
1
5
4
15
-11
7
0.87
31
 Yemen
10
2
1
7
5
18
-13
7
0.70
32
 Maldives
8
2
0
6
8
20
-12
6
0.75
33
 Bhutan
10
2
0
8
8
53
-45
6
0.60
34
 Tajikistan
8
1
2
5
9
20
-11
5
0.62
35
 Cambodia
10
1
1
8
5
27
-22
4
0.50
36
 Laos
8
1
1
6
6
29
-23
4
0.50
37
 Malaysia
8
1
1
6
3
30
-27
4
0.50
38
 Brunei
2
1
0
1
1
2
-1
3
1.50
39
 Pakistan
2
0
1
1
1
3
-2
1
0.50
40
 Nepal
2
0
1
1
0
2
-2
1
0.50
41
  Macau
2
0
1
1
1
4
-3
1
0.50
42
 Bangladesh
8
0
1
7
2
32
-30
1
0.50
43
  Sri Lanka
2
0
0
2
1
3
-2
0
0.00
44
 Mongolia
2
0
0
2
1
5
-4
0
0.00
45
 Chinese-Taipei
6
0
0
6
5
19
-14
0
0.00
 
 
 
     
 
Teams highlighted in blue advanced to the next stage.
Teams highlights in red were eliminated from the competence.
Teams highlights in black are still active in the competence.
 
       
       
  Performance of CAF Teams  
     
 
Performance table as of 14 November 2017
 
       
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Perf.
1
 Tunisia
8
6
2
0
15
6
9
20
2.50
2
 Senegal
8
5
3
0
15
5
10
18
2.25
3
 Nigeria
8
5
3
0
14
4
10
18
2.25
4
 Congo DR
8
5
2
1
19
11
8
17
2.12
5
 Egypt
8
5
1
2
12
5
7
16
2.00
6
 Uganda
8
4
3
1
7
2
5
15
1.87
7
 Morocco
8
4
3
1
13
1
12
14
1.75
8
 Ivory Coast
8
4
2
2
11
5
6
14
1.75
9
 Zambia
8
4
2
2
11
7
4
14
1.75
10
 Burkina Faso
8
3
3
2
13
8
5
12
1.50
11
 Ghana
8
2
5
1
9
5
4
11
1.37
12
 Cameroon
8
2
5
1
10
9
1
11
1.37
13
 South Africa
8
3
1
4
11
11
0
10
1.25
14
 Lybia
8
3
1
4
6
9
-3
10
1.25
15
 Botswana
4
3
0
1
7
4
3
9
2.25
16
 Guinea
8
3
0
5
9
14
-5
9
1.12
17
 Gabon
8
2
3
3
3
8
-5
9
1.12
18
 Cape Verde
8
3
0
5
6
13
-7
9
1.28
19
 Congo
8
2
2
4
11
16
-5
8
1.00
20
 Swaziland
4
2
1
1
8
3
5
7
1.75
21
 Niger
4
2
1
1
6
3
3
7
1.75
22
 Burundi
4
2
1
1
7
5
2
7
1.75
23
 Kenya
4
2
1
1
6
4
2
7
1.75
24
 Mali
8
1
4
3
4
11
-7
7
0.87
25
 Algeria
8
1
3
4
13
13
0
6
0.75
26
 Chad
4
2
0
2
3
6
-3
6
1.50
27
 Madagascar
4
1
2
1
7
7
0
5
1.25
28
 Mauritania
4
1
1
2
7
5
2
4
1.00
29
 Namibia
4
1
1
2
3
5
-2
4
1.00
30
 Liberia
4
1
1
2
4
6
-2
4
1.00
31
 Tanzania
4
1
1
2
4
10
-6
4
1.00
32
 Ethiopia
4
1
0
3
7
7
0
3
0.75
33
 Mozambique
2
1
0
1
1
1
0
3
1.50
34
 Malawi
2
1
0
1
1
2
-1
3
1.50
35
 Equatorial Guinea
2
1
0
1
1
2
-1
3
1.50
36
 Benin
2
1
0
1
2
3
-1
3
1.50
37
 Sao Tomé and Principe
2
1
0
1
1
3
-2
3
1.50
38
 Comoros
4
0
3
1
1
3
-2
3
0.75
39
 Lesotho
2
0
2
0
1
1
0
2
1.00
40
 Gambia
2
0
1
1
2
3
-1
1
0.50
41
 Guinea-Bissau
2
0
1
1
2
4
-2
1
0.50
42
 Mauritius
2
0
1
1
2
5
-3
1
0.50
43
 Central African Republic
2
0
1
1
4
7
-3
1
0.50
44
 South Sudan
2
0
1
1
1
5
-4
1
0.50
45
 Seychelles
2
0
0
2
0
3
-3
0
0
46
 Sudan
2
0
0
2
0
3
-3
0
0
47
 Angola
2
0
0
2
1
4
-3
0
0
48
 Rwanda
2
0
0
2
1
4
-3
0
0
49
 Togo
2
0
0
2
0
4
-4
0
0
50
 Eritrea
2
0
0
2
1
5
-4
0
0
51
 Somalia
2
0
0
2
0
6
-6
0
0
52
 Djibouti
2
0
0
2
1
8
-7
0
0
     
 
Teams highlighted in blue advanced to the next satge.
Teams highlights in red were eliminated from the competence.
Teams highlights in black are still active in the competence.
 
       
       
  Performance of CONCACAF Teams  
     
 
Performance table as of 15 Novemberr 2017
 
       
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Perf.
1
 Mexico
17
12
4
1
32
8
24
40
2.35
2
 Costa Rica
17
9
6
2
25
11
14
33
1.94
3
 United States
17
8
4
5
39
16
23
28
1.65
4
 Panama
17
6
6
5
16
15
1
24
1.41
5
 Honduras
19
5
7
7
19
30
-11
22
1.16
6
 Guatemala
10
5
2
3
21
12
9
17
1.70
7
 Canada
10
5
2
3
15
9
6
17
1.70
8
 Trinidad and Tobago
17
5
2
10
20
30
-10
17
1.70
9
 Nicaragua
6
5
0
1
15
5
10
15
2.50
10
 El Salvador
10
3
3
4
11
15
-4
12
1.20
11
 Haiti
8
3
1
4
8
5
3
10
1.25
12
 Belize
6
2
3
1
7
6
1
9
1.50
13
 Bermudas
4
2
1
1
8
1
7
7
1.75
14
 Saint Kitts and Nevis
4
2
1
1
15
10
5
7
1.75
15
 Jamaica
8
2
1
5
6
13
-7
7
0.87
16
 Barbados
4
2
0
2
6
4
2
6
1.50
17
 Antigua and Barbuda
4
2
0
2
6
6
0
6
1.50
18
 Aruba
4
2
0
2
5
5
0
6
1.50
19
 Curazao
6
1
3
2
5
6
-1
6
1.00
20
 Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
10
1
2
7
15
42
-27
5
0.50
21
 Dominica
4
1
1
2
3
8
-5
4
1.00
22
 Saint Lucia
2
1
0
1
4
5
-1
3
1.50
23
 Puerto Rico
2
1
0
1
1
2
-1
3
1.50
24
 US Virgin Islands
2
1
0
1
1
4
-3
3
1.50
25
 Grenada
4
1
0
3
3
7
-4
3
0.75
26
 Guyana
2
0
2
0
6
6
0
2
1.00
27
 Cayman Islands
2
0
2
0
1
1
0
2
1.00
28
 Cuba
2
0
2
0
1
1
0
2
1.00
29
 Montserrat
2
0
1
1
3
4
-1
1
0.50
30
 British Virgin Islands
2
0
1
1
2
3
-1
1
0.50
31
 Suriname
2
0
0
2
1
4
-3
0
0
32
 Dominican Republic
2
0
0
2
1
5
-4
0
0
33
 Turk and Caicos
2
0
0
2
4
12
-8
0
0
34
 Bahamas
2
0
0
2
0
8
-8
0
0
35
 Anguilla
2
0
0
2
0
8
-8
0
0
     
 
Teams highlighted in blue advanced to the next satge.
Teams highlights in red were eliminated from the competence.
Teams highlights in black are still active in the competence.
 
       
       
  Performance of CONMEBOL Teams  
       
 
Performance table as of 6 November 2017
 
       
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Perf.
1
 Brazil
18
12
5
1
41
11
30
41
2.28
2
 Uruguay
18
9
4
5
32
20
12
31
1.72
3
 Peru
20
8
6
6
29
26
3
30
1.50
4
 Argentina
18
7
7
4
19
16
3
28
1.55
5
 Colombia
18
7
6
5
21
19
2
27
1.50
6
 Chile
18
8
2
8
26
27
-1
26
1.44
7
 Paraguay
18
7
3
8
19
25
-6
24
1.33
8
 Ecuador
18
6
2
10
26
29
-3
20
1.11
9
 Bolivia
18
4
2
12
16
38
-22
14
0.78
10
 Venezuela
18
2
6
10
19
35
-16
12
0.67
     
 
Teams highlighted in blue advanced to the next satge.
Teams highlights in red were eliminated from the competence.
Teams highlights in black are still active in the competence.
 
       
       
  Performance of OFC Teams  
     
 
Performance table as of 11 November 2017
 
       
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Perf.
1
 New Zealand
11
8
3
0
22
2
20
27
2.45
2
 Papua New Guinea
9
3
3
3
19
13
6
12
1.33
3
 Solomon Islands
9
4
0
5
9
16
-7
12
1.33
4
 Tahiti
7
3
2
2
14
7
7
11
1.57
5
 New Caledonia
8
2
4
2
13
8
5
10
1.25
6
 American Samoa
3
2
0
1
6
4
2
6
2.00
7
 Cook Islands
3
2
0
1
4
2
2
6
2.00
8
 Samoa
6
2
0
4
6
22
-14
6
1.00
9
 Fiji
7
1
1
5
7
14
-7
4
0.57
10
 Vanuatu
3
1
0
2
3
8
-5
3
1.00
11
 Tonga
3
0
0
3
1
8
-7
0
0.00
     
 
Teams highlighted in blue advanced to the next satge.
Teams highlights in red were eliminated from the competence.
Teams highlights in black are still active in the competence.
 
       
       
  Performance of UEFA Teams  
     
 
Performance table as of 14 November 2017
 
       
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Perf.
1
 Switzerland
12
10
1
1
24
7
17
31
2.58
2
 Germany
10
10
0
0
44
4
40
30
3.00
3
 Belgium
10
9
1
0
43
6
37
28
2.80
4
 Spain
10
9
1
0
36
3
33
28
2.80
5
 Portugal
10
9
0
1
32
4
28
27
2.70
6
 England
10
8
2
0
18
3
15
26
2.60
7
 Poland
10
8
1
1
28
14
14
25
2.50
8
 Denmark
12
7
3
2
25
9
16
24
2.00
9
 Croatia
12
7
3
2
19
5
14
24
2.00
10
 Italy
12
7
3
2
21
9
12
24
2.00
11
 Sweden
12
7
2
3
27
9
18
23
1.92
12
 France
10
7
2
1
18
6
12
23
2.30
13
 Iceland
10
7
1
2
16
7
9
22
2.20
14
 Serbia
10
6
3
1
20
10
10
21
2.10
15
 Northern Ireland
12
5
2
4
17
7
10
20
1.67
16
 Greece
12
5
5
2
18
10
8
20
1.67
17
 Republic of Ireland
12
5
5
2
13
11
2
20
1.67
18
 Netherlands
10
6
1
3
21
12
9
19
1.90
19
 Slovakia
10
6
0
4
17
7
10
18
1.80
20
 Scotland
10
5
3
2
17
12
5
18
1.80
21
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
10
5
2
3
24
13
11
17
1.70
22
 Wales
10
4
5
1
13
6
7
17
1.70
23
 Ukraine
10
5
2
3
13
9
4
17
1.70
24
 Montenegro
10
5
1
4
20
12
8
16
1.60
25
 Czech Republic
10
4
3
3
17
10
7
15
1.50
26
 Slovenia
10
4
3
3
12
7
5
15
1.50
27
 Austria
10
4
3
3
14
12
2
15
1.50
28
 Turkey
10
4
3
3
14
13
1
15
1.50
29
 Romania
10
3
4
3
12
10
2
13
1.30
30
 Norway
10
4
1
5
17
16
1
13
1.30
31
 Hungary
10
4
1
5
14
14
0
13
1.30
32
 Albania
10
4
1
5
10
13
-3
13
1.30
33
 Bulgaria
10
4
1
5
14
19
-5
13
1.30
34
 Israel
10
4
0
6
10
15
-5
12
1.20
35
 Macedonia
10
3
2
5
15
15
0
11
1.10
36
 Estonia
10
3
2
5
13
19
-6
11
1.10
37
 Azerbaijan
10
3
1
6
10
19
-9
10
1.00
38
 Cyprus
10
3
1
6
9
18
-9
10
1.10
39
 Finland
10
2
3
5
9
13
-4
9
0.90
40
 Faroe Islands
10
2
3
5
4
16
-12
9
0.90
41
 Latvia
10
2
1
7
7
18
-11
7
0.70
42
 Armenia
10
2
1
7
10
26
-16
7
0.70
43
 Lithuania
10
1
3
6
7
20
-13
6
0.60
44
 Luxembourg
10
1
3
6
5
25
-20
6
0.60
45
 Georgia
10
0
5
5
8
14
-6
5
0.50
46
 Belarus
10
1
2
7
6
21
-15
5
0.50
47
 Andorra
10
1
1
8
2
23
-21
4
0.40
48
 Kazakhastan
10
0
3
7
6
26
-20
3
0.30
49
 Moldova
10
0
2
8
4
23
-19
2
0.20
50
 Kosovo
10
0
1
9
3
24
-21
1
0.10
51
 Malta
10
0
1
9
3
25
-22
1
0.10
52
 Lietchtenstein
10
0
0
10
1
39
-38
0
0.00
53
 Gibraltar
10
0
0
10
3
47
-44
0
0.00
54
 San Marino
10
0
0
10
2
51
-51
0
0.00
     
 
Teams highlighted in blue advanced to the next satge.
Teams highlights in red were eliminated from the competence.
Teams highlights in black are still active in the competence.
 
     
 
 
  GOALSCORERS  
   
   
#
Flag
Player
TG
1
Mohammad Al-Sahlawi
16
  Ahmed Khalil
16
  Robert Lewandowski
16
4
  Cristiano Ronaldo
15
5
  Sardar Azmoun
11
  Tim Cahill
11
  Romelu Lukaku
11
  Christian Eriksen
11
9
  Omar Kharbin
10
  Edinson Cavani
10
  Mile Jedinak
10
12
  André Silva
9
  Carlos Ruiz
9
  Hassan Al Haidos
9
  Ali Mabkhout
9
16
  Yang Xu
8
  Mehdi Taremi
8
  Chris Wood
8
  Marcus Berg
8
  Jozy Altidore
8
21
  Keisuke Honda
7
  Son Heung-min
7
  Yu Dabao
7
  Raymond Gunemba
7
  Felipe Caicedo
7
  Stevan Jovetić
7
  Alexis Sánchez
7
  Lionel Messi
7
29
  Manuchekhr Dzhalilov
6
  Neymar
6
  Gabriel Jesus
6
  Paulinho
6
  Paolo Guerrero
6
  James Rodríguez
6
  Hamza Al-Dardour
6
  Taisir Al-Jassim
6
  Arturo Vidal
6
  Shinji Kagawa
6
 
   
 
 
  TOURNAMENT STATISTICS  
   
 
Tournament statistics table as of 16 November 2017
 
       
   
Confederation
Matches played
Goals scored
Average
225
662
2.94
127
309
2.43
112

319

2.85
90
242
2.69
34
102
3.00
  278
807
2.90
Inter-Confederatiom
4
6
1.50
Total
872
2,454
2.81
 
 

Notes and References

Indonesia was disqualified due to FIFA suspension.

Zimbabwe were expelled from the competition on 12 March 2015 due to their failure to pay former coach José Claudinei a severance fee.

Sep 6, 2017. The Bureau for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers ordered a replay of the qualification match between South Africa and Senegal held on 12 November 2016. This decision follows the confirmation of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to uphold the lifetime ban of match referee, Jospeh Lamptey, for match manipulation, the ruling imposed by the FIFA Disciplinary and Appeal Committees. The match will be replayed within the November 2017 international window, with the exact date to be confirmed in due course.

 
   
   
  
          Last updated: 16 November 2017
Copyright © 2012-2017 THEFIFAWORLDCUPS. All rights reserved.
This is an unofficial website no connected or associated in any way with FIFA.