News - 2018 FIFA World Cup™ European preliminary competition kicks off
News - 2018 FIFA World Cup™ European preliminary competition kicks off

2018 FIFA World Cup™ European preliminary competition kicks off

2018 FIFA World Cup™ European preliminary competition kicks off
Monday, 5 September 2016, 16:02

Arjen Robben’s swashbuckling runs, that header from Robin van Persie, Ronaldo and Varela dramatically combining for the latest goal to be scored in regulation time in FIFA World Cup™ history, Belgium’s thrilling extra-time elimination of the USA, Germany’s march to the title – European teams certainly enlivened the 20th edition of the FIFA World Cup™. Now it is time for them to begin their quest to reach the 21st. 

Thirteen slots for Russia 2018 are up for grabs on the “old continent” as the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ European preliminary competition gets underway – nine for the group winners and four via the play-offs. There is certainly a treat in store for football fans, with thrills and spills guaranteed from the start. The race includes two debuting minnows: Gibraltar and Kosovo.

FIFA.com will have interviews with the players, reviews of the most interesting stats, the pick of the match photos and detailed previews and round-ups from all confederations. Our live blog will also be making a return, providing minute-by-minute coverage of events across all six days and giving you the chance to share your views on the qualifiers.
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