Fifa World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Points Table & Standings – FIFA World Cup is a few months away and the buzz has already begun. After the FIFA Confederations Cup, FIFA World Cup 2018 mood has settled in football fans. We are still in early stages but yet the fans are getting crazy and are looking for news update regarding FIFA World Cup 2018. Still, final rounds of FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers are left. Final rounds will reveal the final 32 teams which will participate in the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia. As we get closer to the FIFA WC 2018, excitement level is increasing. Here we are sharing the details related to FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers.
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What are FIFA World Cup Qualifiers?
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers is a long process from which we get our final 32 teams from all six confederations. The process decides the 31 teams as the hosts automatically qualify for WC. The 32 teams which come out of qualifications successfully enter the main tournament which is FIFA World Cup 2018.
How many teams participate in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers?
Total 210 teams participate in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers from which only 31 teams get the ticket to FIFA World Cup 2018. The upcoming world cup is scheduled in Russia so being the host nation, Russia has already made it to WC.
Fifa World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Points Table & Standings (Groupwise)
Well, as we said that total 31 teams will qualify along with Russia to complete the 32 team slots for upcoming World Cup. These 31 teams will come out from 6 confederations. So here we will share the complete table of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Table.
Total 46 teams started in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and only 4 or 5 teams will get a place in FIFA World Cup 2018. So the competition is tough and strong. Only Iran has qualified from AFC till now. The 1st two teams from Group A and Group B will directly qualify for FIFA World Cup 2018.
|1||Iran (Q)||8||6||2||0||20||Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup|
|3||Uzbekistan||8||4||0||4||12||Advance to fourth round|
|6||China PR (Y)||8||1||3||4||6|
|1||Japan (X)||8||5||2||1||17||Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup|
|3||Australia||8||4||4||0||16||Advance to fourth round|
|4||United Arab Emirates||8||3||1||4||10|
Total 54 teams started the qualification process and now we are left with 20 teams who have been distributed in five groups. The team which will finish top of the group will qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2018.
|1||DR Congo||2||2||0||0||6||Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup|
|1||Nigeria||2||2||0||0||6||Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup|
|1||Ivory Coast||2||1||1||0||4||Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup|
|1||Burkina Faso||2||1||1||0||4||Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup|
|1||Egypt||2||2||0||0||6||Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup|
The CONCACAF confederation started with with 35 teams and have only 3 or 4 slots available. The first three countries which top the group will surely qualify for the FIFA WC 2018 Russia. But fourth team will enter the inter-confederations play offs which will determine weather CONCACAF will have fourth team in World Cup or not.
|1||Mexico||6||4||2||0||14||Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup|
|4||Panama||6||1||4||1||7||Advance to inter-confederation playoffs|
|6||Trinidad and Tobago||6||1||0||5||3|
From 10 possible teams, four slots are for direct qualification while the fifth one will advance to the inter-confederations play offs. From this confederation, Brazil has already qualified for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 while others are yet to make their entry.
|1||Brazil (Q)||14||10||3||1||33||Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup|
|5||Argentina||14||6||4||4||22||Advance to inter-confederation play-offs|
Only one team will qualify from the Group A and Group B for the FIFA World Cup 2018. So for that the teams which finish top of the table will face off in the knockout game which will decide the team which will attend the FIFA World Cup 2018. New Zealand and Solomon Islands will play knockout game on 1st September and 5th September and one team from them will go through.
|1||New Zealand||4||3||1||0||10||Advance to OFC Final|
|1||Solomon Islands||4||3||0||1||9||Advance to OFC Final|
|3||Papua New Guinea||4||1||0||3||3|
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|New Zealand||Solomon Islands||1-Sep||5-Sep|