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    World Cup 2018 - European Qualifiers


    A total of 141 teams will discover the path they must take to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia today when the Preliminary Draw takes place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg at 18.00 local time (17.00 CET).

    Russia have already qualified as hosts, and the other 52 European nations have been split into six pots based on Fifa's July rankings. Gibraltar are not involved as they are not a member of Fifa, despite being a Uefa member.

    The nine top seeds in Europe will first be drawn into a group. For TV rights purposes, England, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands will be drawn into groups of six teams, as will Italy and France from pot two.

    A team from each of the other four or five pots will then be drawn into each group to make up the nine groups. Games will be played from September 2016 to October 2017.

    The nine group winners will progress to the finals, while the eight best runners-up will take part in play-offs in November 2017.

    The FIFA confederations of Africa, Oceania, South America and Concacaf (North, Central America and the Caribbean) will also be involved.
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    Ouch Sweden.

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    Poor Sweden again.
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    England get Scotland

    Awesome

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    Group E is so crap, haven't seen such a weak group for a while.

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    Groups E and H are incredibly shite. D and I are weak too although you never know when Turks and Ukrainians show up these days. Poland SHOULD walk that group, but they'll probably bottle half the games as it's common in their fashion.

    Is that graphic done by the pots? How on Earth was Romania in pot 1???
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    IMO Group D is the worst of them all. This is Wales best chance to qualify.
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    Estonia gets fked again... When will we once qualify for one tournament I wonder
    Belgium and Bosnia will beat us up nicely along with Greece. I think only 1 team will qualify from H and I group?

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    We got Germany, great

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    Portugal quite lucky with their group as well, should win that one.

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    Sweden lmao

    They can't catch any luck with these qualifying groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfe View Post
    Groups E and H are incredibly shite. D and I are weak too although you never know when Turks and Ukrainians show up these days. Poland SHOULD walk that group, but they'll probably bottle half the games as it's common in their fashion.

    Is that graphic done by the pots? How on Earth was Romania in pot 1???
    you dont know? Romania is number 8 or something on fifa rankings, why i have no idea.

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    Spain and Italy will have an easy job going through, they will battle for first place. The rest of the group is as bad as any other.

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    Latvia, faroe islands and andorra probably won't take a single point from the three above them
    way more thicker apparantly