World Cup 2018 Qualifying Predictions

*Bold indicates qualified nation

AFC (Asia)

4th Round

Group A 

1 South Korea

2 China

3 Iran ***** PO

Group B

1 Australia

2 Japan

3 Saudi Arabia ***** PO

AFC 5th place Play-Off

Iran BEAT Saudi Arabia (Iran progress to CONCACAF-AFC Play-Off)


CAF (Africa)

3rd Round Group Winners

A DR Congo
B Algeria
C Gabon
D Senegal
E Ghana


CONCACAF (North America)

5th Round

1 United States

2 Mexico

3 Costa Rica

4 Honduras ***** (Honduras progress to CONCACAF-AFC Play-Off)


CONMEBOL (South America)

Home-and-away Round Robin Format

1 Argentina
2 Colombia
3 Uruguay
4 Brazil
5 Chile ***** (Chile progress to OFC-CONMEBOL play-off)


OFC (Oceania)

3rd Round Final

New Zealand BEAT Tahiti (NZ progress to OFC-CONMEBOL play-off)


Inter-continental play-offs

Iran BEAT Honduras (CONCACAF-AFC Play-Off)

Chile BEAT New Zealand (OFC-CONMEBOL Play-Off)


UEFA (Europe)

Host nation- Russia (Automatic Entry)

1st Round

Group A

1 France
2 Netherlands**

Group B

1 Portugal
2 Switzerland**

Group C

1 Northern Ireland
2 Germany**

Group D

1 Wales 
2 Republic of Ireland**

Group E

1 Poland
2 Denmark

Group F

1 England
2 Scotland**

Group G

1 Italy
2 Spain**

Group H

1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
2 Belgium**

Group I

1 Iceland
2 Turkey^^^ (Insufficient points to progress to play-offs)


UEFA Play-Offs

Republic of Ireland BEAT Netherlands

Scotland BEAT Belgium

Spain BEAT Denmark

Germany BEAT Switzerland



WORLD CUP FINALS

GROUP A
Russia
Wales (1)
Ghana (2)
United States

Russia 2-2 United States
Ghana 0-2 Wales
Russia 0-3 Wales
Ghana 2-0 United States
Russia 2-3 Ghana
Wales 1-1 United States    18

GROUP B
Brazil (2)
Iceland (1)
Senegal
Costa Rica

Brazil 2-0 Costa Rica
Iceland 3-1 Senegal
Brazil 1-2 Iceland
Senegal 2-2 Costa Rica
Brazil 2-2 Senegal
Iceland 1-2 Costa Rica   20

GROUP C
England (1)
France
Chile (2)
Iran

England 2-0 Iran
France 2-1 Chile
England 1-2 Chile
France 2-1 Iran
England 2-0 France
Chile 4-2 Iran           19

GROUP D
Germany (1)
Scotland
Uruguay
China (2)

Germany 0-0 China
Uruguay 3-1 Scotland
Germany 2-0 Uruguay
Scotland 2-1 China
Germany 3-1 Scotland
China 1-0 Uruguay       14

GROUP E
Argentina (1)
Northern Ireland (2)
Gabon
South Korea

Argentina 3-2 South Korea
N Ireland 1-1 Gabon
Argentina 2-0 Gabon
N Ireland 2-1 South Korea
Argentina 1-1 N Ireland
South Korea 2-1 Gabon    17

GROUP F
Spain
Bosnia & Herzgovina (2)
Colombia (1)
Japan

Spain 1-0 Japan
Bosnia 2-2 Colombia
Spain 2-2 Colombia
Bosnia 3-1 Japan
Spain 1-1 Bosnia
Colombia 3-0 Japan    14

GROUP G
Italy (1)
Poland
DR Congo
Mexico (2)

Italy 1-3 Mexico
Poland 2-0 DR Congo
Italy 3-0 DR Congo
Poland 1-1 Mexico
Italy 2-1 Poland
Mexico 1-1 DR Congo 16

GROUP H
Portugal
Republic of Ireland (2)
Algeria
Australia (1)

Portugal 0-2 Australia
R Ireland 1-2 Algeria
Portugal 2-1 Algeria
R Ireland 0-0 Australia
Portugal 0-2 R Ireland
Algeria 2-2 Australia  14

ROUND OF 16

(A1) Wales 2-2 Brazil (B2) 3-5 pen
(C1) England 3-0 China (D2)
(E1) Argentina 3-1 Bosnia (F2)
(G1) Italy 1-2 R Ireland (H2) AET
(B1) Iceland 1-3 Ghana (A2)
(D1) Germany 2-0 Chile (C2) AET
(F1) Colombia 3-0 N Ireland (E2)
(H1) Australia 0-2 Mexico (G2)  25

QUARTER FINALS

(B2) Brazil 0-1 England (C1)
(E1) Argentina 2-1 R Ireland (H2) AET
(A2) Ghana 0-2 Germany (D1)
(F1) Colombia 1-1 Mexico (G2) 2-4 pen   8

SEMI FINALS

England 1-1 Argentina (5-4 pen)
Germany 1-1 Mexico (3-2 pen)   4

3rd PLACE

Argentina 2-1 Mexico    3

FINAL

England 2-2 Germany (8-7 pen)   4   (176=2.75)

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