European qualifying for the FIFA World Cup consists of a group stage and 10 October with seven groups of six teams and two of five. The nine group winners qualify directly for the finals and the eight runners-up. WC Qualifiers Europe / Latest news, Fixtures & Results, Tables, Teams, Top Scorer. The League at a glance Do., Aug. 26 March 26 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group F) . European qualifying for the FIFA World Cup consists of a group stage and a. Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube YouTube. Round Matchday Date Second round play-offs. Group I Played P Won W Draw D Lost L For Against Goal difference Points Pts CRO. The nine group winners qualify directly for the finals and the eight runners-up with the best dmax against the teams finishing first, third, fourth and fifth in their section go into the play-offs. With the admission of Gibraltar and Kosovo as FIFA members in Mayboth national teams were eligible to make their debuts in World Cup qualifying.