The selection of the 2018 world Cup: the preparations for the draw for the play-offs


Gianluigi Buffon. Photo: Reuters

FIFA has published an updated rating of national teams, thanks to which became known to the team that will be “seeded” in the European play-offs qualifying round of the 2018 world Cup.

One of them included the national teams of Switzerland (11th place), Italy (15), Croatia (18th) and Denmark (19th place).

“Asiandime” were Northern Ireland (23rd place), Sweden (25th), Ireland (26th place) and Greece (47th place).

The draw for the play-offs will take place in Zurich tomorrow, October 17. Starting at 15: 00 Kyiv time.

The first matches will be held on November 9-11, and the return from 12 to 14 November. The winners of the four couples will be able to play in the final stage of the world championship.

Recall that the draw for the world championship will be held on 1 December in Moscow. The world championship will be held from 14 June to 15 July at 12 stadiums in 11 cities of Russia, informs SE.

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