The draw for the FIFA World Cup qualifying group stage was made today in Nyon.
England, Russia, Wales, Bosnia-Herz, Kazakhstan
Switzerland, SCOTLAND, Poland, Belarus, Albania
Norway, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Northern Ireland
Sweden, Denmark, Ukraine, Hungary, Croatia
Germany, Iceland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Faroe Islands
Italy, Belgium, Romania, Portugal, Moldova
Spain, Austria, Finland, Serbia, Israel
Matches will be played home and away from 11 September 2017 to 4 September 2018
The 7 group winners will qualify to join FRANCE in the finals.
4 Runners-up with the best records against the sides 1st, 3rd & 4th in their groups will go into the play-offs which will be held over 2 rounds of 2 legged knockout ties in October & November 2018 in Nyon.
Play-off Semi-Finals will be held 1 - 9 October 2018
Play-off Finals will be held 5 - 13 November 2018
Final Draw will take place late November 2018
Finals will be held in the summer of 2019 in France