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World Cup Qualifier Viewing in NYC

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia next year. The preliminary qualification matches are underway, with more than half the berths decided this week.

Each continent’s federation hold their own qualifying tournaments to determine which countries will make up the 32-team World Cup tournament:

  • Host nation Russia gets an automatic spot.
  • North/Central America & The Caribbean started with 35 teams vying for 3 1/2 spots. Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama have qualified. Honduras qualified for the inter-continental playoff. Team USA has been eliminated.
  • South America started with 10 teams vying for 4 1/2 spots. Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia have qualified. Peru qualified for the inter-continental playoff.
  • Europe’s preliminary round had 54 teams vying for thirteen berths. Nine teams have qualified (Belgium, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Serbia).  Eight teams will compete in the second round for the final 4 spots: Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland. Match-ups will be drawn on Oct. 17 and round 2 playoff matches begin Nov. 9, 2017.
  • Asia started with 45 teams vying for 4 1/2 spots. Iran, Japan, Korean Republic and Saudi Arabia have qualified. Australia qualified for the inter-continental playoff.
  • Africa started with 53 teams vying for 5 spots. Egypt and Nigeria have qualified. Third round matches resume in November 10-14, 2017.
  • Oceania started with 11 teams. In November 2017, 2 teams, New Zealand and Solomon Islands, will compete for for just 1/2 a spot.
  • Inter-continental: The four “1/2 spot” finalists will compete in the inter-continental playoff for the final two spots.  Peru, Costa Rica, Australia and the winner of Oceania will compete in November.

The 32 teams that qualify will compete for the World Cup in Russia from June 14 – July 15, 2018

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[Schedule][Results]

Upcoming Schedule:

Thursday, November 9
Northern Ireland vs. Switzerland 12:45
Croatia vs. Greece 13:45

Friday, November 10
Honduras vs. Australia – t.b.a.
South Africa vs. Senegal – 12pm
Algeria vs. Nigeria – 2:30pm
Sweden vs. Italy – 1:45pm

Saturday, November 11
New Zealand vs. Peru t.b.a.
Zambia vs. Cameroon 8am
Gabon vs. Mali – 9:30am
Côte d’Ivoire vs. Morocco – 12:30pm
Tunisia vs. Libya – 12:30pm
Congo DR vs. Guinea – 12:30pm
Denmark vs. Republic of Ireland – 1:45pm

Sunday, November 12
Ghana vs. Egypt – 10:30am
Congo vs. Uganda – 9:30am
Switzerland vs. Northern Ireland – 11am
Greece vs. Croatia – 2:45pm

Monday, November 13
Italy vs. Sweden – 1:45pm

Tuesday, November 14
Senegal vs. South Africa – 2:30pm
Burkina Faso vs. Cape Verde Islands – 2:30pm
Republic of Ireland vs. Denmark – 12:45

Wednesday, November 15
Peru vs. New Zealand t.b.a.
Australia vs. Honduras – 4am

[Schedule][Results]


Results:

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Syria 1, Australia 1
Poland 6, Armenia 1
Czech Republic 2, Azerbaijan 1
Germany 3, Northern Ireland 1
England 1, Slovenia 0
Scotland 1, Slovakia 0
Norway 8, San Marino 0
Denmark 1, Montenegro 0
Malta 1, Lithuania 1
Romania 3, Kazakhstan 1
Bolivia 0, Brazil 0
Venezuela 0, Uruguay 0
Paraguay 2, Colombia 1
Argentina 0. Peru 0
Chile 2, Ecuador 1


Friday, October 6, 2017

Wales 1, Georgia 0
Republic of Ireland 2, Moldova 0
Austria 3, Serbia 2
Spain 3, Albania 0
Italy 1, FYR Macedonia 1
Israel 1, Liechtenstein 0
Croatia 1, Finland 1
Ukraine 2, Kosovo 0
Iceland 3, Turkey 0
Mali 0, Côte d’Ivoire 0
USA 4, Panama 0
Mexico 3, Trinidad and Tobago 1


Saturday, October 7, 2017

South Africa 3, Burkina Faso 1
Uganda 0, Ghana 0
Faroe Islands 0, Latvia 0
Nigeria 1, Zambia 0
Cameroon 2, Algeria 0
Estonia 6, Gibraltar 0
Belgium 4, Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
Sweden 8, Luxembourg 0
Congo DR 2, Libya 1
Tunisia 4, Guinea 1
Senegal 2, Cape Verde Islands 0
Switzerland 5, Hungary 2
Portugal 2, Andorra 0
Netherlands 3, Belarus 1
France 1, Bulgaria 0
Greece 2, Cyprus 1
Morocco 3, Gabon 0
Costa Rica 1, Honduras 1


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Poland 4, Montenegro 2
Slovakia 3, Malta 0
Denmark 1, Romania 1
Slovenia 2, Scotland 2
England 1, Lithuania 0
Kazakhstan 1, Armenia 1
Egypt 2, Congo 1
Norway 1, Northern Ireland 0
Czech Republic 5, San Marino 0
Germany 5, Azerbaijan 1


Monday, October 9, 2017

Iceland 2, Kosovo 0
Republic of Ireland 1, Wales 0
Serbia 1, Georgia 0
Italy 1, Albania 0
FYR Macedonia 4, Liechtenstein 0
Croatia 2, Ukraine 0
Spain 1, Israel 0
Austria 1, Moldova 0
Finland 2, Turkey 2


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Trinidad & Tobago 2, USA 1
Argentina 3, Ecuador 1
Brazil 3, Chile 0
Uruguay 4, Bolivia 2
Peru 1, Colombia 1
Honduras 3, Mexico 2
Panama 2, Costa Rica 1
Venezuela 1, Paraguay
Australia 2, Syria 1
France 2, Belarus 1
Portugal 2, Switzerland 0
Hungary 1, Faroe Islands 0
Netherlands 2, Sweden 0
Luxembourg 1, Bulgaria 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2, Estonia 1
Latvia 4, Andorra 0
Greece 4, Gibraltar 0
Belgium 4, Cyprus 0

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