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Background

The 52 teams were be drawn into seven groups of six and two groups of five. England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands were drawn into six-team groups on account of centralised television deals. Azerbaijan and Armenia could not be drawn together on account of the political situation between the two countries.

From these, the nine group winners will automatically qualify for the finals in 2018, while the eight runners-up with the best record against the teams first, third, fourth and fifth in their groups proceed to play-offs, with one runner-up missing out.

A record 209 teams entered, and took part. The World Cup Preliminary draw took place at The Konstantin Palace in Saint Petersburg, 25 July 2015.

Group F fixtures were agreed on 26 July 2015.

UEFA Group F

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
England 4 3 1 0 6 0 +6 10
Slovenia 4 2 2 0 4 2 +2 8
Slovakia 4 2 0 2 7 2 +5 6
Lithuania 4 1 2 1 5 7 -2 5
Scotland 4 1 1 2 6 8 -2 4
Malta 4 0 0 4 1 10 -9 0

 

Matches
4 September 2016
Lithuania 2 Slovenia 2 [2-0]
LFF Stadion, Vilnius (4,500)
Černych, Slivka
Krhin, Cesar
Slovakia 0 England 1 [0-0]
Štadión Antona Malatinskeho, Trnava
(18,111)
Lallana
Skrtel
Malta 1 Scotland 5 [1-1]
National Stadium,
Attard
(15,609)
Effiong
Snodgrass (3 (1 pen)), Martin, S.Fletcher
Caruana, Gambin
8 October 2016
England 2 Malta 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley (81,781)
Sturridge, Alli
Scotland 1 Lithuania 1 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Glasgow (35,956)
McArthur
Černych
Slovenia 1 Slovakia 0 [0-0]
Stadion Stozice, Ljubljana (10,492)
Kronaveter
11 October 2016
Lithuania 2 Malta 0 [0-0]
LFF Stadion, Vilnius (5,067)
Černych, Novikovas (pen)
Caruana
Slovakia 3 Scotland 0 [1-0]
Štadión Antona Malatinskeho, Trnava
(11,098)
Mak (2), Nemec
Slovenia 0 England 0 [0-0]
Stadion Stozice, Ljubljana (13,274)
 
11 November 2016
England 3 Scotland 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley (87,258)
Sturridge, Lallana, Cahill
Malta 0 Slovenia 1 [0-0]
National Stadium,
Attard
(4,200)
Verbic
Slovakia 4 Lithuania 0 [3-0]
Štadión Antona Malatinskeho, Trnava (9,653)
Nemec, Kucka, Skrtel, Hamsik
26 March 2017
England vs. Lithuania [ - ]
The National Stadium, Wembley (_)
 
Scotland vs. Slovenia [ - ]
The National Stadium, Glasgow (_)
 
Malta vs. Slovakia [ - ]
National Stadium,
Attard
(_)
 
10 June 2017
Scotland vs. England [ - ]
The National Stadium, Glasgow (_)
 
Slovenia vs. Malta [ - ]
Stadion Stozice, Ljubljana (_)
 
Lithuania vs. Slovakia [ - ]
LFF Stadion, Vilnius (_)
 
1 September 2017
Malta vs. England [ - ]
National Stadium,
Attard
(_)
 
Lithuania vs. Scotland [ - ]
LFF Stadion, Vilnius (_)
 
Slovakia vs. Slovenia [ - ]
Š
tadión pod Dubnom, Zilina (_) tbc
 
4 September 2017
England vs. Slovakia [ - ]
The National Stadium, Wembley (_)
 
Scotland vs. Malta [ - ]
The National Stadium, Glasgow (_)
 
Slovenia vs. Lithuania [ - ]
Stadion Stozice, Ljubljana (_)
 
5 October 2017
England vs. Slovenia [ - ]
The National Stadium, Wembley (_)
 
Scotland vs. Slovakia [ - ]
The National Stadium, Glasgow (_)
 
Malta vs. Lithuania [ - ]
National Stadium,
Attard
(_)
 
8 October 2017
Lithuania vs. England [ - ]
LFF Stadion, Vilnius (_)
 
Slovenia vs. Scotland [ - ]
Stadion Stozice, Ljubljana (_)
 
Slovakia vs. Malta [ - ]
Š
tadión pod Dubnom, Zilina (_) tbc
 

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