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2018 World Cup – Who Can Still Qualify?

We move into the final raft of World Cup Qualifiers around the globe here is a break down by Confederation of what is needed to qualify.

UEFA:

Group A: France need a win to top the group, if that is the case Sweden have to avoid a 7-0 defeat to the Netherlands to secure second

Group B: Switzerland just need a draw in Portugal to top the group

Group C: Germany have topped the group, Northern Ireland need a draw in Norway to confirm a Play-Off spot

Group D: Serbia need to beat Georgia to win the group. Wales could still win the group by beating the Republic Of Ireland. This could be a winner takes all fixture depending on results the night before

Group E: Poland need a point to confirm top spot, Denmark need a point to confirm second

Group F: England already top. Scotland need a win to confirm second and a Play-Off spot, Slovakia and Slovenia are still in the hunt

Group G: Spain already topped the group, Italy secured a Play-Off spot

Group H: Belgium already topped the group. Greece and Bosnia battling it out for second

Group I: Iceland need just a draw to top the group as Ukraine and Croatia face off against each other.

Here is the 2nd place table explained in more detail.

CONMEBOL:

Brazil have already topped the group.

There are are six nations competing for four automatic berths over four automatic and one play off qualification place, Not only that but four points are separating those seven sides. Uruguay can relax slightly as they have already got a play off spot at best.

Argentina and Paraguay face nations that have already been knocked out in the form of Ecuador and Venezuela respectively so you would imagine they would be heavy favourites to earn all three points and get themselves in the top five places.

If that is to be the case then Peru vs Colombia in effect becomes a sudden death play off for what could be the final qualification berth. There are going to be a lot of permutations as this arduous qualification process finally comes to a conclusion

CAF:

Group A – Tunisia just need a point against Libya. If they lose and DR Congo beat Guinea then Tunisia could miss put on goal difference

Group B – Nigeria qualified

Group C – Morocco just need a draw against the Ivory Coast. A win for Ivory Coast will see them top the group

Group D – All four teams can qualify

Group E – Egypt need one one win from their last two matches they also have a game in hand over both Uganda and Ghana who have an outside chance of topping the group.

CONCACAF:

United States currently hold the final automatic qualification berth and are two points clear of both Panama and Honduras. A draw for the USMNT will see them finish third while Panama and Honduras will look to fill fourth spot and move into the Intercontinental Play-Off against either Syria or Australia

AFC:

Syria and Australia are in a two legged play-off to see who moves onto the Intercontinental Play-Off. They go up against whoever finishes fourth in the CONCACAF section.

OFC:

New Zealand have already booked their berth in the Intercontinental Play-Off. They will go up against the sixth place side in the COMNEBOL qualification group.

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