23 countries are already sure of a place on the football world Cup of 2018 in Russia. Who can still dream? Overview.
Asia (AFC, Australia)
In the Asian zone are the dice for quite a while cast. 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 preliminary round. South Korea and Saudi Arabia finished second after, respectively, Iran, and Japan, and also to Russia.
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).
North and Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF)
That opponent is Honduras, which is on the very last day, assured of fourth place in the final standings of the North and Central American and Caribbean qualifying round. The first three are directly placed Russia and Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama. For Panama it is a world cup debut, the country was never before in a world Cup. The United States stood before the last match day, yet in a safe third place, but lost in Trinidad and Tobago (2-1), while Panama, Costa Rica won (2-1) and Honduras, Mexico (3-2). No Team USA in Russia.
The final standings:
1. Mexico 21 points (directly)
2. Costa Rica 16 (direct)
3. Panama 13 (directly, better goal difference than Honduras)
4. Honduras 13 (off)
South America (CONMEBOL)
Slightly lower on the world map and fought until the last match day six South American countries for three direct tickets and one play-offplaats. Brazil was already a long time sure of his place on the plane to Russia and got Tuesday, the companionship of Uruguay, Colombia and Argentina.
The Albiceleste started the last day when virtual is turned off, but picked up in Ecuador (1-3) thanks to a hattrick from Lionel Messi full loot and wipten still about Chile, Colombia and Peru from the sixth to the third place. Chile fell by a 3-0 defeat in Brazil, and the tie between Peru and Colombia (1-1) of the third to sixth place, and is turned off, just like Paraguay.
Peru may as fifth in the final standings, thanks to a better goal difference than Chile, to the intercontinental play-off.
The final standings:
1. Brazil 41 points (directly)
2. Uruguay 31 (direct)
3. Argentina 28 (directly
4. Colombia 27 (direct)
5. Peru 26 (off)
That intercontinental play-off may still be an exciting fight, because Peru meets on 6 and 14 november 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.
In Europe, meanwhile, nine of the thirteen winners announced: after the first qualified Belgium insured the previous days, also Germany, England, France, Iceland, Poland, Portugal, Serbia and Spain as top of their group of world cup participation.
The eight best runner-ups play barrageduels, of which the four winners will also join to Russia. It comes to Denmark, germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, North Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland – Slovakia falls off. The heenwedstrijden of the barrages will be played between 9 and 11 november, the terugmatchen between 12 and 14 november.
Among the most notable off countries are the Netherlands, the Czech republic, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales, yet last year a semi-finalist at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in France.
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.