2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group C

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group C was one of the nine UEFA groups for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification. The group consisted of six teams: Germany, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Norway, Azerbaijan, and San Marino.

The draw was for the first round (group stage) which was not held as part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Preliminary Draw on 25 July 2015, starting 18:00 MSK (UTC+3), at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, Saint Petersburg, Russia.[1][2]

The group winners, Germany, who finished with a 100% record, qualified directly for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The group runners-up, Northern Ireland, advanced to the play-offs as one of the best 8 runners-up, where they lost to Switzerland and thus failed to qualify.[1]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 10 10 0 0 43 4 +39 30 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup 2–0 3–0 6–0 5–1 7–0
2  Northern Ireland 10 6 1 3 17 6 +11 19 Advance to second round 1–3 2–0 2–0 4–0 4–0
3  Czech Republic 10 4 3 3 17 10 +7 15 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 5–0
4  Norway 10 4 1 5 17 16 +1 13 0–3 1–0 1–1 2–0 4–1
5  Azerbaijan 10 3 1 6 10 19 −9 10 1–4 0–1 1–2 1–0 5–1
6  San Marino 10 0 0 10 2 51 −49 0 0–8 0–3 0–6 0–8 0–1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Matches[edit]

The fixture list was confirmed by UEFA on 26 July 2015, the day following the draw.[1][4] Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times are in parentheses).[5]

San Marino  0–1  Azerbaijan
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Czech Republic  0–0  Northern Ireland
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Attendance: 10,731
Norway  0–3  Germany
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Attendance: 26,793

Azerbaijan  1–0  Norway
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Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Liran Liany (Israel)
Germany  3–0  Czech Republic
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Attendance: 51,299
Northern Ireland  4–0  San Marino
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Attendance: 18,234

Czech Republic  0–0  Azerbaijan
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Attendance: 12,148
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Germany  2–0  Northern Ireland
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Attendance: 42,132
Norway  4–1  San Marino
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Attendance: 8,214

Czech Republic  2–1  Norway
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Attendance: 16,411
Northern Ireland  4–0  Azerbaijan
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Attendance: 18,404
San Marino  0–8  Germany
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Azerbaijan  1–4  Germany
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San Marino  0–6  Czech Republic
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Attendance: 1,023
Northern Ireland  2–0  Norway
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Attendance: 18,161

Azerbaijan  0–1  Northern Ireland
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Germany  7–0  San Marino
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Attendance: 32,467
Norway  1–1  Czech Republic
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Attendance: 12,179

Czech Republic  1–2  Germany
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Attendance: 18,093
Norway  2–0  Azerbaijan
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Attendance: 8,599
San Marino  0–3  Northern Ireland
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Attendance: 2,544
Referee: Enea Jorgji (Albania)

Azerbaijan  5–1  San Marino
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Attendance: 8,000
Germany  6–0  Norway
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Northern Ireland  2–0  Czech Republic
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Attendance: 18,167

Azerbaijan  1–2  Czech Republic
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Attendance: 16,200
Northern Ireland  1–3  Germany
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Attendance: 18,104
San Marino  0–8  Norway
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Attendance: 1,922

Czech Republic  5–0  San Marino
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Attendance: 5,625
Germany  5–1  Azerbaijan
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Norway  1–0  Northern Ireland
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Attendance: 10,244

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 106 goals scored in 30 matches, for an average of 3.53 goals per match.

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Discipline[edit]

A player is automatically suspended for the next match for the following offences:[3]

  • Receiving a red card (red card suspensions may be extended for serious offences)
  • Receiving two yellow cards in two different matches (yellow card suspensions are carried forward to the play-offs, but not the finals or any other future international matches)

The following suspensions were served during the qualifying matches:

Player Team Offence(s) Suspended for match(es)
Cristian Brolli  San Marino Red card vs Azerbaijan (4 September 2016) vs Northern Ireland (8 October 2016)
Stefan Johansen  Norway Yellow card vs Germany (4 September 2016)
Yellow card vs Azerbaijan (8 October 2016)
vs San Marino (11 October 2016)
David Pavelka  Czech Republic Yellow card vs Northern Ireland (4 September 2016)
Yellow card vs Germany (8 October 2016)
vs Azerbaijan (11 October 2016)
Mirko Palazzi  San Marino Yellow cardYellow cardRed card vs Northern Ireland (8 October 2016) vs Norway (11 October 2016)
Matteo Vitaioli  San Marino Yellow card vs Azerbaijan (4 September 2016)
Yellow card vs Northern Ireland (8 October 2016)
vs Norway (11 October 2016)
Shane Ferguson  Northern Ireland Yellow card vs Germany (11 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Azerbaijan (11 November 2016)
vs Norway (26 March 2017)
Haitam Aleesami  Norway Yellow card vs Azerbaijan (8 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Czech Republic (11 November 2016)
vs Northern Ireland (26 March 2017)
Sami Khedira  Germany Yellow card vs Norway (4 September 2016)
Yellow card vs Azerbaijan (26 March 2017)
vs San Marino (10 June 2017)
Davide Simoncini  San Marino Yellow card vs Norway (11 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Czech Republic (26 March 2017)
vs Germany (10 June 2017)
Matteo Vitaioli  San Marino Yellow card vs Germany (11 November 2016)
Yellow card vs Czech Republic (26 March 2017)
vs Germany (10 June 2017)
Pier Filippo Mazza  San Marino Yellow card vs Czech Republic (26 March 2017)
Yellow card vs Germany (10 June 2017)
vs Northern Ireland (1 September 2017)
Badavi Guseynov  Azerbaijan Yellow cardYellow cardRed card vs Norway (1 September 2017) vs San Marino (4 September 2017)
Maksim Medvedev  Azerbaijan Yellow card vs Northern Ireland (10 June 2017)
Yellow card vs Norway (1 September 2017)
vs San Marino (4 September 2017)
Dimitrij Nazarov  Azerbaijan Yellow card vs Northern Ireland (11 November 2016)
Yellow card vs Norway (1 September 2017)
vs San Marino (4 September 2017)
Giovanni Bonini  San Marino Yellow card vs Germany (10 June 2017)
Yellow card vs Northern Ireland (1 September 2017)
vs Azerbaijan (4 September 2017)
Tomáš Kalas  Czech Republic Yellow card vs Germany (1 September 2017)
Yellow card vs Northern Ireland (4 September 2017)
vs Azerbaijan (5 October 2017)
Michele Cervellini  San Marino Yellow card vs Germany (10 June 2017)
Yellow card vs Norway (5 October 2017)
vs Czech Republic (8 October 2017)
Davide Simoncini  San Marino Yellow card vs Northern Ireland (1 September 2017)
Yellow card vs Norway (5 October 2017)
vs Czech Republic (8 October 2017)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for matches on 11 November 2016, and CEST (UTC+2) for all other matches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "FIFA World Cup qualifying draw format". UEFA.com. 16 June 2015. Archived from the original on 26 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "European teams learn World Cup qualifying fate". UEFA.com. 25 July 2015. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Regulations – 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia" (PDF). FIFA.com. 
  4. ^ "World Cup European Qualifiers fixtures confirmed". UEFA.com. 26 July 2015. Archived from the original on 8 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Fixture List – 2018 FIFA World Cup Preliminary Competition" (PDF). UEFA.com. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 August 2015. 

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