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2018 FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION 2018 QUALIFIERS
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Europe (UEFA): 13 spots. 52 teams will compete for 13 direct places.

 
                                           
                                           
  FIRST ROUND: Round-robin Format  
                                           
                                           
The 52 teams will be divided into nine groups (seven groups of six teams and two groups of five teams) to play home-and-away round-robin matches. The winners of each group will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and the eight best runners-up will advance to the second round (play-offs).
   
  The draw for the first round was held on 25 July 2016 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Pot 1 contained the teams ranked 1-9 in the UEFA entrant list.
  Pot 2 contained the teams ranked 10-18 in the UEFA entrant list.
Pot 3 contained the teams ranked 19-27 in the UEFA entrant list.
  Pot 4 contained the teams ranked 28-36 in the UEFA entrant list.
  Pot 5 contained the teams ranked 37-45 in the UEFA entrant list.
  Pot 6 contained the teams ranked 46-52 in the UEFA entrant list.
 
     
   
Pot 1
Pos
Flag
Team
1
 Germany (2)
2
 Belgium (3)
3
 Netherlands (5)
4
 Portugal (7)
5
 Romania (8)
6
 England (9)
7
 Wales (10)
8
 Spain (12)
9
 Croatia (14)
Pot 2
Pos
Flag
Team
1
 Slovakia (16)
2
 Austria (16)
3
 Italy (17)
4
 Switzerland (18)
5
 Czech Republic (20)
6
 France (22)
7
 Iceland (23)
8
 Denmark (24)
9
 Bosnia and Herzeg (26)
Pot 3
Pos
Flag
Team
1
 Ukraine (27)
2
 Scotland (29)
3
 Poland (30)
4
 Hungary (31)
5
 Sweden (33)
6
 Albania (36)
7
 Northern Ireland (37)
8
 Serbia (43)
9
 Greece (44)
 
         
         
   
Pot 4
Pos
Flag
Team
1
 Turkey (48)
2
 Slovenia (49)
3
 Israel (51)
4
 Republic of Ireland (52)
5
 Norway (67)
6
 Bulgaria (68)
7
 Faroe Islands (74)
8
 Montenegro (81)
9
 Estonia (82)
Pot 5
Pos
Flag
Team
1
 Cyprus (85)
2
 Latvia (87)
3
 Armenia (89)
4
 Finland (90)
5
 Belarus (100)
6
 Macedonia (105)
7
 Azerbaijan (108)
8
 Lithuania (110)
9
 Moldova (124)
Pot 6
Pos
Flag
Team
1
 Kazakhastan (142)
2
 Luxembourg (146)
3
 Lietchtenstein (147)
4
 Georgia (163)
5
 Malta (168)
6
 San Marino (192)
7
 Andorra (202)
 
         
         
Group A
   
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Sweden
6
4
1
1
12
4
8
13
2
 France
6
4
1
1
11
5
6
13
3
 Netherlands
6
3
1
2
13
6
7
10
4
 Bulgaria
6
3
0
3
9
12
-3
9
5
 Belarus
6
1
2
3