UEFA World Cup qualifying is a process that determines which teams will compete in the FIFA World Cup. The qualification process begins in September of the year preceding the tournament and ends with the final round of matches in November.
How does it work?
The qualification process is divided into six groups, each consisting of 10 or 11 teams. Each group is contested in a double round-robin format, whereby each team plays every other team twice, once at home and once away. At the completion of these matches, each team earns a “point”, either one or zero, depending on whether they won or lost their match. The top four teams from each group advance to the World Cup finals.
The remaining World Cup qualifying berths are decided by additional matches between the top teams of each group, with one team from each group qualifying for the finals at the end of this process. In these “playoff” matches, the results from the previous round of qualification are taken into account. The host country is exempt from qualification and automatically advances to the World Cup finals.
What are the groups in UEFA World Cup?
The six groups in UEFA World Cup qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup are as follows:
A) Germany, Czech Republic, Norway, Northern Ireland
B) Spain, Italy, Israel, Albania
C) France, Sweden, Netherlands, Bulgaria
D) England, Slovakia, Scotland, Slovenia
E) Poland, Romania, Denmark, Kazakhstan
F) Belgium, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Greece, Estonia
When do the games take place?
The first round of qualifying matches began on September 4th, 2017, and will conclude on November 11th. The playoff matches will be played in March of 2018.
Who are the favorites?
Germany is the clear favorite to win UEFA World Cup qualifying, as they are the reigning world champions. Spain, France, and England have also been considered among the top contenders. dark horses include Belgium, who have been on a hot streak in recent years, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
When was the UEFA World Cup?
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place from June 14th to July 15th, 2018. The draw for this tournament takes place on December 1st, 2017.
Where was the UEFA World Cup?
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be hosted by Russia. This will be the first time that Russia has hosted a major international soccer tournament. The cities and stadiums selected to host matches in this World Cup include Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Kazan, Samara, Sochi, Nizhny Novgorod, and Rostov-on-Don.
What makes the UEFA world cup qualifying different from others?
UEFA World Cup qualifying is unique in that it features teams from all over Europe. This makes for a more diverse and competitive tournament, as teams from different countries must face off against each other.
Additionally, the playoff rounds in UEFA World Cup qualifying allow for even more teams to qualify for the World Cup finals. This makes for an exciting and suspenseful finish to the qualification process.
The UEFA World Cup qualifying process is an exciting way to determine which teams will compete in the FIFA World Cup. The qualification rounds feature teams from all over Europe, making for a diverse and competitive tournament. The playoff rounds allow for even more teams to qualify for the World Cup finals, making for an exciting finish to the qualification process.