World Cup Qualifying
FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualification
World Cup Qualifying
The World Cup Qualification process is going to decide which teams are going to face off in the World Cup 2018 in Russia. 32 teams will compete inside this tournament after World Cup Qualifying, however, 1 spot has already been taken by hosting-country Russia. So, This means that 31 spots are yet to be taken by other nations. 210 other countries (FIFA Member States) were able to register their teams, and for the first time ever, everyone signed up. It is a shame that 2 countries were disqualified beforehand, because of outstanding debts to the FIFA (Zimbabwe and Indonesia).
Every continent has its own football federation which will create their own qualifications. Below you can find an image with the names of these Football/soccer Federations.
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AFC World Cup Qualifications 2018 Russia
The AFC Executive Commitee is the federation of Asia. Their world cup qualifying stage is currently in third round. Below you can find the current group stats about their World cup Qualification. These qualifications will be updated troughout the World Cup 2018 in Russia.
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CAF World Cup Qualifying
The CAF is the executive Committee of Africa. For the World cup Qualifying Africa, they’ll have decided a group procedure which is going to be played in 3 rounds. This is different from last time, when there were still 4 rounds to be played. Eventually 5 teams will be qualified for the World Cup 2018 Russia.
Zimbabwe is one of the 2 countries which were expelled from taking part in this years qualifications. They failed to pay their former coach a severance fee, which led the CAF to disqualify them beforehand. Therefor, only 53 african countries were involved in the draw for the Africa world cup qualifications.
World Cup 2018 News
Dick Advocaat new coach of The Netherlands Dick Advocaat was appointed as the new coach of the Dutch National team. The Dutch Football Bond (KNVB) anounced that earlier in may. He is the one to fullfill the difficult job of leading Holland to the World Cup 2018 in...
Jorge Sampaoli new coach Argentina Sampaoli was assigned as the new coach of the Argentina National Team for the World Cup 2018 Russia. He is succeeding Edgardo Bauza, who didn't manage to get the right results for his team. Sampaoli leaves his role as coach of...
World Cup 2018 in Russia will have Video Referees This will be the first World Cup ever using video referees, as FIFA anounced to the BBC a few weeks earlier. Multiple countries have tested this form of controlling the games, and until now all tests went extremely...