WORLD CUP RUSSIA QUALIFIERS NEWS, SCORES, TICKETS

Portugal and Real Madrid superstar striker Cristiano Ronaldo

2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA EUROPEAN QUALIFIERS NEWS, SCORES, TICKETS

Portugal and Real Madrid superstar striker Cristiano Ronaldo was on duty with Portugal with five goals in two games. Ronaldoregistered his first 'poker' (four goals in a match) in Portugal’s 6-0 home win against Andorra and added another goal on Monday as the European champions defeated the Faroe Islands 6-0 in another massive victory on the Road to Russia moving Portugal up to second in Group B of the European Qualifiers. Ronaldo's tally of 66 goals from 135 caps earns CR7 sixth place on the all-time list, going past Sweden and Manchester United celebrity striker Zlatan Ibrahimović this week. Still ahead of Ronaldo are Gerd Müller and Robbie Keane at 68, and Ferenc Puskás's record of 84 goals. Thirty-one of Ronaldo's strikes have come at home, 25 away and ten at final tournaments. Ronaldo has scored in 47 games. Ronaldo has hit three hat-tricks, plus one four-goal spree. There have been ten doubles, with the remaining 33 goals coming in the single file. Five of Ronaldo's goal haul were against Armenia, with four apiece against Andorra, Estonia, Netherlands and Sweden. He has netted against 33 different sides in all but never against France, Spain, Germany, Italy or England.

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Europe's all-time top international goalscorers

Ferenc Puskás (Hungary & Spain) – 84 goals in 89 appearances
Sándor Kocsis (Hungary) – 75 in 68
Miroslav Klose (Germany) – 71 in 137
Gerd Müller (West Germany) – 68 in 62
Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland) – 68 in 146
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 66 in 135
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden) – 62 in 116
Imre Schlosser (Hungary) – 59 in 68
David Villa (Spain) – 59 in 97
Jan Koller (Czech Republic) – 55 in 91 
Joachim Streich (East Germany) – 55 in 102
Wayne Rooney (England) – 53 in 117
Poul Nielsen (Denmark) – 52 in 38
Jon Dahl Tomasson (Denmark) – 52 in 112
Lajos Tichy (Hungary) – 51 in 72
Hakan Sükür (Turkey) – 51 in 112
Thierry Henry (France) – 51 in 123
Robin van Persie (Netherlands) – 50 in 101

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia European Qualifiers Results (Group A-I) 

Thursday 6 October

GROUP B
Saitama Stadium 2002
JAPAN 2-1
 IRAQ
GROUP A
Suwon World Cup Stadium
KOREA REPUBLIC
 3-2 QATAR
GROUP A
Shaanxi Province Stadium, Xian
CHINA PR
 0-1 SYRIA
GROUP A
Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent
UZBEKISTAN
 0-1 IRAN
GROUP B
Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
 3-1 THAILAND
GROUP B
King Abdullah Sports City Stadium
Jeddah
SAUDI ARABIA
 2-2 AUSTRALIA
GROUP D
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
 1-0 GEORGIA
GROUP D
Ernst Happel Stadium, Vienna
AUSTRIA
 2-2 WALES
GROUP D
Zimbru, Chisinau
MOLDOVA
 0-3 SERBIA
GROUP G
Philip II of Macedon National Stadium, Skopje
FYR MACEDONIA
 1-2 ISRAEL
GROUP G
Juventus Stadium, Turin
ITALY
 1-1 SPAIN
GROUP G
Rheinpark, Vaduz
LIECHTENSTEIN
 - ALBANIA
GROUP I
Laugardalsvollur, Reykjavik
ICELAND
 3-2 FINLAND
GROUP I
Konya Büyüksehir Torku Arena
TURKEY
 - UKRAINE
GROUP I
Loro Borici Stadium, Shkoder
KOSOVO
 - CROATIA

Friday 7 October

GROUP E
Tamale Stadium
GHANA
 0-0 UGANDA
GROUP A
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
FRANCE
 4-1 BULGARIA
GROUP A
Josy-Barthel, Luxembourg
LUXEMBOURG
 0-1 SWEDEN
GROUP A
De Kuip, Rotterdam
NETHERLANDS 4-1
 BELARUS
GROUP H
Karaiskaki Stadium, Piraeus
GREECE
 2-0 CYPRUS
GROUP B
Estadio Municipal, Aveiro
PORTUGAL
 6-0 ANDORRA
GROUP B
Skonto Stadium, Riga
LATVIA
 0-2 FAROE ISLANDS
GROUP B
Groupama Arena, Budapest
HUNGARY
 2-3 SWITZERLAND
GROUP H
A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
ESTONIA
 4-0 GIBRALTAR
GROUP H
Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels
BELGIUM
 4-0 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Saturday 8 October

GROUP C
Stade de Franceville
GABON
 0-0 MOROCCO
GROUP C
National Stadium, Baku
AZERBAIJAN
 1-0 NORWAY
GROUP F
Wembley Stadium, London
ENGLAND
 2-0 MALTA
GROUP E
Republican Stadium, Yerevan
ARMENIA
 0-5 ROMANIA
GROUP E
Podgorica City Stadium
MONTENEGRO
 5-0 KAZAKHSTAN
GROUP A
Stade de Martyrs, Kinshasa
CONGO DR
 4-0 LIBYA
GROUP D
Stade du 4 aout, Ouagadougou
BURKINA FASO
 1-1 SOUTH AFRICA
GROUP E
National Stadium (Narodowy), Warsaw
POLAND
 3-2 DENMARK
GROUP F
Hampden Park, Glasgow
SCOTLAND
 1-1 LITHUANIA
GROUP F
Sportni Park Stozice, Ljubliana
SLOVENIA
 1-0 SLOVAKIA
GROUP C
Windsor Park, Belfast
NORTHERN IRELAND
 4-0 SAN MARINO
GROUP C
Volksparkstadion, Hamburg
GERMANY
 3-0 CZECH REPUBLIC
GROUP D
Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar
SENEGAL
 2-0 CAPE VERDE ISLANDS

Sunday 9 October

GROUP B
Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola
ZAMBIA
 1-2 NIGERIA
GROUP E
New Kintele Stadium, Brazzaville
CONGO
 1-2 EGYPT
GROUP D
City Stadium, Cardiff
WALES
 1-1 GEORGIA
GROUP G
Teddy Stadium, Jerusalem
ISRAEL
 2-1 LIECHTENSTEIN
GROUP I
Marshal Józef Pilsudski Stadium, Krakow
UKRAINE
 3-0 KOSOVO
GROUP I
Ratina Stadium (Tampere Stadium)
FINLAND
 0-1 CROATIA
GROUP A
Mustapha Ben Jannet, Monastir
TUNISIA
 2-0 GUINEA
GROUP G
Loro Borici Stadium, Shkoder
ALBANIA
 0-2 SPAIN
GROUP G
Philip II of Macedon National Stadium, Skopje
FYR MACEDONIA
 2-3 ITALY
GROUP D
FK Crvena Zvezda, Belgrade
SERBIA
 3-2 AUSTRIA
GROUP D
Zimbru, Chisinau
MOLDOVA
 1-3 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
GROUP I
Laugardalsvollur, Reykjavik
ICELAND
 2-0 TURKEY
GROUP B
Mustapha Tchaker Stadium, Blida
ALGERIA
 1-1 CAMEROON

Monday 10 October

GROUP A
Borisov Arena
BELARUS
 1-1 LUXEMBOURG
GROUP B
Torsvollur, Torshavn
FAROE ISLANDS
 0-6 PORTUGAL
GROUP B
Estadi Nacional, Andorra La Vella
ANDORRA 1-2
 SWITZERLAND
GROUP A
Amsterdam Arena
NETHERLANDS
 0-1 FRANCE
GROUP A
Friends Arena, Solna
SWEDEN
 3-0 BULGARIA
GROUP B
Skonto Stadium, Riga
LATVIA
 0-2 HUNGARY
GROUP H
Bilino Polje, Zenica
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
 2-0 CYPRUS
GROUP H
A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
ESTONIA
 0-2 GREECE
GROUP H
Estadio Algarve, Faro
GIBRALTAR
 0-6 BELGIUM

Tuesday 11 October

GROUP B
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
AUSTRALIA
 1-1 JAPAN
GROUP B
PAS Stadium, Tehran
IRAQ
 4-0 THAILAND
GROUP A
Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent
UZBEKISTAN
 2-0 CHINA PR
GROUP E
Astana Arena
KAZAKHSTAN
 0-0 ROMANIA
GROUP A
Azadi Stadium, Tehran
IRAN
 1-0 KOREA REPUBLIC
GROUP A
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
QATAR
 1-0 SYRIA
GROUP B
King Abdullah Sports City Stadium, Jeddah
SAUDI ARABIA
 3-0 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
GROUP E
Telia Parken, Copenhagen
DENMARK
 0-1 MONTENEGRO
GROUP E
National Stadium (Narodowy), Warsaw
POLAND
 2-1 ARMENIA
GROUP C
Stadium Hanover, Hanover
GERMANY
 2-0 NORTHERN IRELAND
GROUP C
Vitkovice, Ostrava
CZECH REPUBLIC
 0-0 AZERBAIJAN
GROUP C
Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo
NORWAY
 4-1 SAN MARINO
GROUP F
Sportni Park Stozice, Ljubliana
SLOVENIA
 0-0 ENGLAND
GROUP F
LFF Stadium, Vilnius
LITHUANIA
 2-0 MALTA
GROUP F
Antona Malatinského, Trnava
SLOVAKIA
 3-0 SCOTLAND

About World Cup 2018 Russia

European qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup consists of a group stage and a play-off round, providing 13 UEFA member nations for the 32-team final tournament in Russia (who automatically qualify as by right).

World Cup 2018 Russia Qualifying group stage
Matches take place between September 4, 2016 and October 10, 2017 with 7 groups of 6 teams and 2 groups of 5 teams. The 9 group winners qualify directly for the World Cup 2018 Russia finals and the 8 runners-up with the best record against the teams finishing first, third, fourth and fifth in their section go into the play-offs.

World Cup 2018 Russia Play-offs
The 8 teams are drawn into 4 pairings for two-legged ties played from 9 - 14 November 2017. If scores are level after the second leg the team with the most away goals qualified, whether after 90 minutes or extra time. The four winners qualify for the finals.

World Cup 2018 Russia Final tournament
The allocation for other confederations is: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) 4.5, Confederation of African Football (CAF) 5.0, Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) 3.5, South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) 4.5, Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) 0.5, and one slot for the hosts Russia. The teams are drawn into eight groups of four with the top two going into the knockout phase.

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