Battle for world cup ticket: who is going to Russia, who can still dream?

Seventeen countries are now sure of a place on the football world Cup of 2018 in Russia. Who can still dream? Overview.

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Asia (AFC, Australia)

Iran and Japan were one of the first countries worldwide to secure a world CHAMPIONSHIP ticket after both of them and their group won in the third and final round of the Asian zone. South Korea and Saudi Arabia finished second after, respectively, Iran, and Japan, and are also allowed their plane to Russia books.

In a barrageduel between the two numbers, three of both leagues took Australia after a round – second leg, (1-1, and 2-1 after renewals) of Syria. The Socceroos go to the intercontinental play-off, in which the number four from the CONCACAF zone wait (around 6 november, back to 14 november).

Central – and Central America (CONCACAF)

Who that is, it is not sure yet. In the Central and Central American qualifying round are Mexico and Costa Rica already assured of world cup participation. For the other direct ticket to the United States about the best paper: with one more duel to go and counts two points ahead of Honduras and Panama. The number four plays the barragewedstrijden, the number five is disabled

On the last day (Tuesday 10 October) attracts Team USA to red lantern Trinidad and Tobago while Panama and Costa Rica receive and Honduras to Mexico.

South America (CONMEBOL)

Slightly lower on the world map to fight another six South American countries for three direct tickets and one play-offplaats. Brazil has been for quite some time sure of his place on the plane to Russia, but behind them are Uruguay (28 points), Chile (26) Colombia (26), Peru (25), Argentina (25) and Paraguay (24) – with just one day ahead of us – engaged in a wildly exciting fight.

Uruguay, which on Tuesday 10 October Bolivia will receive, is sure of at least a play-offplaats but will likely with a direct ticket to go, since Peru and Colombia are facing each other. Directly duel is also an advantage for Argentina, which subsided to the sixth place and really no other option than winning in Ecuador (although it may be even at loss to Russia, interestingly enough). Paraguay receives it all off Venezuela, Chile finally draws to Brazil.

If there is a tie counts first, goal difference and if that is the same number of goals. The goal difference is currently in favor of Colombia and Chile (+2), Argentina and Peru at +1, Paraguay at -5.

Oceania (OFC)

Also who is in the fifth place, stranded in the South American zone, do not despair. That country must be an intercontinental play-off (6 and 14 november, finishing against the on paper weaker New Zealand. The All Whites were in the final of the Oceanic preliminaries about two duels far too strong for the solomon Islands (8-3). New Zealand was already two times of the party at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS, in 1982 and 2010.

Europe (UEFA)

In Europe, meanwhile, seven of the thirteen winners announced: after the first qualified Belgium insured the previous days, also Germany, Poland, England, Spain, Iceland and Serbia from world cup participation. The group winners of the two remaining groups allowed into Russia, the eight best runner-ups play barrageduels.

France, in head in group A with a thuisduel against belarus for the bow (Tuesday), is the best for. In the group of Les Bleus is the second place presumably to Sweden, unless those with at least seven goals difference loss in the Netherlands. In group B starts in Switzerland, in Portugal, to his last groepsmatch with a bonus of three points on the Portuguese, but a worse goal difference.

Are already sure of second place in their group: Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Ireland, Croatia, Denmark and Italy. Those last three are already sure of the barrages. As it looks now, Slovakia will second the said to miss.

Among the most notable already disabled countries are the Czech republic, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales, yet last year a semi-finalist at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in France.

The heenwedstrijden of the barrages will be played between 9 and 11 november, the terugmatchen between 12 and 14 november.

Africa (CAF)

On the African continent still have three of the five tickets to be distributed – Egypt and Nigeria insured during the past weekend, a ticket for Russia. In the third and final round fight twenty countries in five groups of four for their town in Russia. No barrageduels or play-offs: the group win, in.

With still one day to go Tunisia has the best paper, the counts in group A, three points ahead of Congo-Kinshasa, and play on the last day (6 november) at home against Libya.

In group D Senegal in the lead, with a match less than pursuers, Burkina Faso and cape Verde, who on the 6th of november to play against each other. On 10 and 14 november, respectively, South-Africa – Senegal, Senegal – South Africa on the program.

Also the côte d’ivoire national coach Marc Wilmots has in group C his fate is still in their own hands, but the Elephants must be on 6 november, or go win on the field of leader Morocco.

Hugo Broos and Cameroon, the winner of the last Africa Cup, are already disabled.

In the middle of november

At the last half of november so all of the 31 countries that host country Russia joining the world Cup are known. The draw for the group stage of the finals on 1 december. Know the Red Devils their first three opponents.

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