2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group F

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group F was one of the nine UEFA groups for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification. The group consisted of six teams: England, Slovakia, Scotland, Slovenia, Lithuania, and Malta.

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, England, qualified directly for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The group runners-up, Slovakia, were eliminated as the worst runners-up.[1]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 10 8 2 0 18 3 +15 26 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–0
2  Slovakia 10 6 0 4 17 7 +10 18 0–1 3–0 1–0 4–0 3–0
3  Scotland 10 5 3 2 17 12 +5 18 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0
4  Slovenia 10 4 3 3 12 7 +5 15 0–0 1–0 2–2 4–0 2–0
5  Lithuania 10 1 3 6 7 20 −13 6 0–1 1–2 0–3 2–2 2–0
6  Malta 10 0 1 9 3 25 −22 1 0–4 1–3 1–5 0–1 1–1
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]

Lithuania  2–2  Slovenia
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Attendance: 4,114
Slovakia  0–1  England
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Malta  1–5  Scotland
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Attendance: 15,069

England  2–0  Malta
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Attendance: 81,781
Scotland  1–1  Lithuania
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Attendance: 35,966
Slovenia  1–0  Slovakia
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Attendance: 10,492

Lithuania  2–0  Malta
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Attendance: 5,067
Slovakia  3–0  Scotland
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Slovenia  0–0  England
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Attendance: 13,274

England  3–0  Scotland
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Attendance: 87,258
Malta  0–1  Slovenia
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Attendance: 4,207
Slovakia  4–0  Lithuania
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England  2–0  Lithuania
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Attendance: 77,690
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
Malta  1–3  Slovakia
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Attendance: 4,980
Scotland  1–0  Slovenia
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Attendance: 20,435

Scotland  2–2  England
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Attendance: 48,520
Slovenia  2–0  Malta
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Attendance: 7,839
Lithuania  1–2  Slovakia
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Attendance: 4,083

Lithuania  0–3  Scotland
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Attendance: 5,067
Malta  0–4  England
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Attendance: 16,994
Slovakia  1–0  Slovenia
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England  2–1  Slovakia
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Attendance: 67,823
Scotland  2–0  Malta
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Attendance: 26,371
Slovenia  4–0  Lithuania
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Attendance: 6,230

England  1–0  Slovenia
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Attendance: 61,598
Malta  1–1  Lithuania
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Attendance: 3,431
Scotland  1–0  Slovakia
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Attendance: 46,773

Lithuania  0–1  England
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Attendance: 5,067
Slovakia  3–0  Malta
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Slovenia  2–2  Scotland
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Attendance: 11,123

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 74 goals scored in 30 matches, for an average of 2.47 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)
Mišo Brečko  Slovenia Red card vs Ukraine in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying (17 November 2015) vs Lithuania (4 September 2016)
Martin Škrtel  Slovakia Yellow cardYellow cardRed card vs England (4 September 2016) vs Slovenia (8 October 2016)
Jonathan Caruana  Malta Red card vs Scotland (4 September 2016) vs England (8 October 2016)
Luke Gambin  Malta Red card vs Scotland (4 September 2016) vs England (8 October 2016)
vs Lithuania (11 October 2016)
Tomáš Hubočan  Slovakia Yellow card vs England (4 September 2016)
Yellow card vs Slovenia (8 October 2016)
vs Scotland (11 October 2016)
Jonathan Caruana  Malta Red card vs Lithuania (11 October 2016) vs Slovenia (11 November 2016)
vs Slovakia (26 March 2017)
Aljaž Struna  Slovenia Yellow card vs Slovakia (8 October 2016)
Yellow card vs England (11 October 2016)
vs Malta (11 November 2016)
Gary Cahill  England Yellow card vs Slovenia (11 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Scotland (11 November 2016)
vs Lithuania (26 March 2017)
Georgas Freidgeimas  Lithuania Yellow card vs Scotland (8 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Slovakia (11 November 2016)
vs England (26 March 2017)
Andrei Agius  Malta Yellow card vs Lithuania (11 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Slovenia (11 November 2016)
vs Slovakia (26 March 2017)
Egidijus Vaitkūnas  Lithuania Yellow card vs Scotland (8 October 2016)
Yellow card vs England (26 March 2017)
vs Slovakia (10 June 2017)
Artūras Žulpa  Lithuania Yellow card vs Slovenia (4 September 2016)
Yellow card vs England (26 March 2017)
vs Slovakia (10 June 2017)
Jean Paul Farrugia  Malta Yellow cardYellow cardRed card vs Slovakia (26 March 2017) vs Slovenia (10 June 2017)
Juraj Kucka  Slovakia Yellow card vs Slovenia (8 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Malta (26 March 2017)
vs Lithuania (10 June 2017)
Adam Nemec  Slovakia Yellow cardYellow cardRed card vs Malta (26 March 2017) vs Lithuania (10 June 2017)
Valter Birsa  Slovenia Yellow card vs England (11 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Scotland (26 March 2017)
vs Malta (10 June 2017)
Boštjan Cesar  Slovenia Yellow card vs Slovakia (8 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Scotland (26 March 2017)
vs Malta (10 June 2017)
Miral Samardžić  Slovenia Yellow card vs Lithuania (4 September 2016)
Yellow card vs Scotland (26 March 2017)
vs Malta (10 June 2017)
Eric Dier  England Yellow card vs Slovenia (11 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Scotland (10 June 2017)
vs Malta (1 September 2017)
Alfred Effiong  Malta Yellow card vs Scotland (4 September 2016)
Yellow card vs Slovenia (10 June 2017)
vs England (1 September 2017)
Paul Fenech  Malta Yellow card vs Scotland (4 September 2016)
Yellow card vs Slovenia (10 June 2017)
vs England (1 September 2017)
Nerijus Valskis  Lithuania Yellow card vs Malta (11 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Slovakia (10 June 2017)
vs Scotland (1 September 2017)
Ján Ďurica  Slovakia Yellow card vs Slovenia (8 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Lithuania (10 June 2017)
vs Slovenia (1 September 2017)
Martin Škrtel  Slovakia Yellow card vs Malta (26 March 2017)
Yellow card vs Lithuania (10 June 2017)
vs Slovenia (1 September 2017)
Linas Klimavičius  Lithuania Yellow card vs Slovakia (10 June 2017)
Yellow card vs Slovenia (4 September 2017)
vs Malta (5 October 2017)
Darvydas Šernas  Lithuania Yellow card vs Slovakia (10 June 2017)
Yellow card vs Slovenia (4 September 2017)
vs Malta (5 October 2017)
Ryan Fenech  Malta Yellow card vs Slovenia (10 June 2017)
Yellow card vs Scotland (4 September 2017)
vs Lithuania (5 October 2017)
Milan Škriniar  Slovakia Yellow card vs Lithuania (10 June 2017)
Yellow card vs England (4 September 2017)
vs Scotland (5 October 2017)
Mantas Kuklys  Lithuania Yellow card vs Scotland (8 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Malta (5 October 2017)
vs England (8 October 2017)
Zach Muscat  Malta Yellow card vs Slovenia (11 November 2016)
Yellow card vs Lithuania (5 October 2017)
vs Slovakia (8 October 2017)
Róbert Mak  Slovakia Yellow cardYellow cardRed card vs Scotland (5 October 2017) vs Malta (8 October 2017)
Valter Birsa  Slovenia Yellow card vs Slovakia (1 September 2017)
Yellow card vs England (5 October 2017)
vs Scotland (8 October 2017)
Rene Krhin  Slovenia Yellow card vs Slovakia (8 October 2016)
Yellow card vs England (5 October 2017)
vs Scotland (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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