2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group D

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group D was one of the nine UEFA groups for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification. The group consisted of six teams: Wales, Austria, Serbia, Republic of Ireland, Moldova, and Georgia.

The draw for the first round (group stage) was 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, Serbia, qualified directly for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The group runners-up, Republic of Ireland, advanced to the play-offs as one of the best 8 runners-up, where they lost to Denmark and thus failed to qualify.[1]

Serbia - Georgia 1-0, World Cup 2018 qualification match at Red Star Stadium

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Serbia 10 6 3 1 20 10 +10 21 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–0 3–0
2  Republic of Ireland 10 5 4 1 12 6 +6 19 Advance to second round 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–0
3  Wales 10 4 5 1 13 6 +7 17 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 4–0
4  Austria 10 4 3 3 14 12 +2 15 3–2 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–0
5  Georgia 10 0 5 5 8 14 −6 5 1–3 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–1
6  Moldova 10 0 2 8 4 23 −19 2 0–3 1–3 0–2 0–1 2–2
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]

Georgia  1–2  Austria
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Serbia  2–2  Republic of Ireland
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Attendance: 7,896
Wales  4–0  Moldova
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Attendance: 31,731
Referee: Liran Liany (Israel)

Austria  2–2  Wales
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Attendance: 44,200
Moldova  0–3  Serbia
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Attendance: 6,192
Republic of Ireland  1–0  Georgia
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Attendance: 39,793
Referee: Tony Chapron (France)

Wales  1–1  Georgia
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Attendance: 32,652
Moldova  1–3  Republic of Ireland
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Attendance: 6,089
Serbia  3–2  Austria
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Attendance: 14,200

Austria  0–1  Republic of Ireland
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Attendance: 48,500
Georgia  1–1  Moldova
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Wales  1–1  Serbia
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Georgia  1–3  Serbia
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Austria  2–0  Moldova
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Attendance: 21,000
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)
Republic of Ireland  0–0  Wales
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Attendance: 49,989

Moldova  2–2  Georgia
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Attendance: 4,803
Republic of Ireland  1–1  Austria
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Attendance: 50,000
Serbia  1–1  Wales
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Attendance: 46,673

Georgia  1–1  Republic of Ireland
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Serbia  3–0  Moldova
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Attendance: 9,974
Wales  1–0  Austria
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Attendance: 32,633

Austria  1–1  Georgia
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Attendance: 13,400
Moldova  0–2  Wales
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Attendance: 10,272
Republic of Ireland  0–1  Serbia
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Attendance: 50,153

Georgia  0–1  Wales
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Austria  3–2  Serbia
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Republic of Ireland  2–0  Moldova
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Attendance: 50,560

Moldova  0–1  Austria
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Attendance: 5,542
Serbia  1–0  Georgia
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Attendance: 42,000
Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)
Wales  0–1  Republic of Ireland
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Attendance: 32,711

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 71 goals scored in 30 matches, for an average of 2.37 goals per match.

6 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)
Aleksandar Kolarov  Serbia Yellow cardYellow cardRed card vs Portugal in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying (11 October 2015) vs Republic of Ireland (5 September 2016)
Nemanja Matić  Serbia Red card vs Portugal in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying (11 October 2015) vs Republic of Ireland (5 September 2016)
vs Moldova (6 October 2016)
vs Austria (9 October 2016)
Shane Duffy  Republic of Ireland Red card vs France in UEFA Euro 2016 (26 June 2016) vs Serbia (5 September 2016)
Jeff Hendrick  Republic of Ireland Yellow card vs Serbia (5 September 2016)
Yellow card vs Georgia (6 October 2016)
vs Moldova (9 October 2016)
Andrei Cojocari  Moldova Yellow card vs Serbia (6 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Republic of Ireland (9 October 2016)
vs Georgia (12 November 2016)
Alexandru Dedov  Moldova Yellow card vs Wales (5 September 2016)
Yellow card vs Republic of Ireland (9 October 2016)
vs Georgia (12 November 2016)
Aleksandar Kolarov  Serbia Yellow card vs Moldova (6 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Austria (9 October 2016)
vs Wales (12 November 2016)
Julian Baumgartlinger  Austria Yellow card vs Serbia (9 November 2016)
Yellow card vs Republic of Ireland (12 November 2016)
vs Moldova (24 March 2017)
Murtaz Daushvili  Georgia Yellow card vs Wales (9 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Moldova (12 November 2016)
vs Serbia (24 March 2017)
Tornike Okriashvili  Georgia Yellow card vs Wales (9 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Moldova (12 November 2016)
vs Serbia (24 March 2017)
Robbie Brady  Republic of Ireland Yellow card vs Serbia (5 September 2016)
Yellow card vs Austria (12 November 2016)
vs Wales (24 March 2017)
Aleksandar Katai  Serbia Yellow card vs Republic of Ireland (5 September 2016)
Yellow card vs Wales (12 November 2016)
vs Georgia (24 March 2017)
Matija Nastasić  Serbia Yellow card vs Republic of Ireland (5 September 2016)
Yellow card vs Wales (12 November 2016)
vs Georgia (24 March 2017)
Marko Arnautović  Austria Yellow card vs Wales (6 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Moldova (24 March 2017)
vs Republic of Ireland (11 June 2017)
Stefan Ilsanker  Austria Yellow card vs Serbia (9 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Moldova (24 March 2017)
vs Republic of Ireland (11 June 2017)
Alexandru Gațcan  Moldova Yellow card vs Republic of Ireland (9 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Austria (24 March 2017)
vs Georgia (11 June 2017)
Gareth Bale  Wales Yellow card vs Serbia (12 November 2016)
Yellow card vs Republic of Ireland (24 March 2017)
vs Serbia (11 June 2017)
Neil Taylor  Wales Red card vs Republic of Ireland (24 March 2017) vs Serbia (11 June 2017)
vs Austria (2 September 2017)
Jaba Kankava  Georgia Yellow card vs Serbia (24 March 2017)
Yellow card vs Moldova (11 June 2017)
vs Republic of Ireland (2 September 2017)
Vitalie Bordian  Moldova Yellow card vs Georgia (12 November 2016)
Yellow card vs Georgia (11 June 2017)
vs Serbia (2 September 2017)
Luka Milivojević  Serbia Yellow card vs Austria (9 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Wales (11 June 2017)
vs Moldova (2 September 2017)
Vladimir Stojković  Serbia Yellow card vs Wales (12 November 2016)
Yellow card vs Wales (11 June 2017)
vs Moldova (2 September 2017)
Joe Allen  Wales Yellow card vs Serbia (12 November 2016)
Yellow card vs Serbia (11 June 2017)
vs Austria (2 September 2017)
Robbie Brady  Republic of Ireland Yellow card vs Austria (11 June 2017)
Yellow card vs Serbia (5 September 2017)
vs Moldova (6 October 2017)
James McClean  Republic of Ireland Yellow card vs Georgia (2 September 2017)
Yellow card vs Serbia (5 September 2017)
vs Moldova (6 October 2017)
Nikola Maksimović  Serbia Red card vs Republic of Ireland (5 September 2017) vs Austria (6 October 2017)
Aleksandar Dragović  Austria Yellow card vs Republic of Ireland (12 November 2016)
Yellow card vs Serbia (6 October 2017)
vs Moldova (9 October 2017)
Alexandru Gațcan  Moldova Red card vs Republic of Ireland (6 October 2017) vs Austria (9 October 2017)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for matches on 12 November 2016 and 24 March 2017, 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. 
  6. ^ "World Cup 2018: Republic of Ireland held to draw in Georgia". 2 September 2017. Archived from the original on 5 September 2017 – via www.bbc.co.uk. 

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