World Cup Qualifications

2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers (play-offs and group finale)

UEFA qualifiers Play-off

The reward for failing to clinch the top spot in the UEFA World Cup qualifiers is an additional two matches. Northern Ireland, Switzerland, Croatia, Greece, Sweden, Italy, Denmark, and the Republic of Ireland will be hoping to book a ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup with these two extra international fixtures.

Unless they do the improbable and defeat Italy (4x winners), Sweden will be missing out on a third FIFA World Cup in a row. The last time the Italians miss a World Cup was in 1958, so it is fair to expect Italy to come out of this tie with a ticket to the World Cup.

Switzerland will be looking to make it a fourth consecutive appearance in the FIFA World Cup when they face a Northern Ireland side that hasn’t been to the big stage since the 1986 World Cup. Croatia is looking to make it a back-to-back World Cup appearance when they play a Greek team that is shooting for third FIFA World Cup qualification in a row. The Republic of Ireland hasn’t been to the World Cup since Japan/Korea 2002, and their trip to the 2018 edition will require them to deny Denmark a consecutive appearance.

9 November 2017
Northern Ireland vs Switzerland
Croatia vs Greece
10 November 2017
Sweden vs Italy
11 November 2017
Denmark vs Republic of Ireland
12 November 2017
Switzerland vs Northern Ireland
Greece vs Croatia
13 November 2017
Italy vs Sweden
14 November 2017
Republic of Ireland vs Denmark

Last day of the CAF World Cup qualifiers.
Nigeria and Egypt are have clinched their place in the 2018 World Cup, but there are some hopefuls left in the CAF World Cup qualifiers.

In Group A, Congo has to beat Guinea by a good goal difference margin and hope that Libya can do the improbable and defeat Tunisia in the final match of the qualifiers.

Group A
11 November 2017
Tunisia vs Libya
DR Congo vs Guinea

Nigeria has already taken the ‘golden ticket’ in Group B’ so the as fixtures for these teams will be completing their schedule matches as an obligation.
Group B
10 November 2017
Algeria vs Nigeria
11 November 2017
Zambia vs Cameroon

It is a perfect finale in ‘Group C’ as Morocco and Ivory Coast will face each other for the ticket to Russia. The Ivorians can only survive with a victory, Morocco would settle for a draw. Playing at home could be an advantage or added pressure for Ivory Coast in this match.
Group C
11 November 2017
Gabon vs Mali
Ivory Coast vs Morocco

Before the final group games are played on the November 14th, Senegal can clinch their place in the World Cup if they get a point at South Africa.
Group D
10 November 2017
South Africa vs Senegal
14 November 2017
Burkina Faso vs Cape Verde
Senegal vs South Africa

Egypt has taken the price, but these matches will be played because they were scheduled to be.
Group E
12 November 2017
Congo vs Uganda
Ghana vs Egypt

Inter-Confederation Playoff
10 November 2017
Honduras vs Australia
15 November 2017
Australia vs Honduras

11 November 2017
New Zealand vs Peru
15 November 2017
Peru vs New Zealand

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