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The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group F is one of the nine UEFA groups for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification. The group consists 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.

The group winners will qualify directly for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Among the nine group runners-up, the eight best runners-up will advance to the play-offs, where they will be drawn into four home-and-away ties to determine the other four qualifiers.

Standings

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification tiebreakers
In home-and-away league format, the ranking of teams in each group is based on the following criteria (regulations Articles 20.6 and 20.7):
  1. Points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss)
  2. Goal difference
  3. Goals scored
  4. Points in matches between tied teams
  5. Goal difference in matches between tied teams
  6. Goals scored in matches between tied teams
  7. Away goals scored in matches between tied teams (if the tie is only between two teams)
  8. Play-off match(es) on neutral ground (if approved by FIFA Organizing Committee), with extra time and penalty shoot-out if necessary
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
England.png England 8 6 2 0 16 3 +13 20 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup
Slovakia.png Slovakia 8 5 0 3 14 6 +8 15 Possible Second round
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 8 4 2 2 10 4 +6 14
Scotland.png Scotland 8 4 2 2 14 10 +4 14
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania (E) 8 1 2 5 6 18 −12 5
Malta.png Malta (E) 8 0 0 8 2 21 −19 0

Matches

The fixture list was confirmed by UEFA on 26 July 2015, the day following the draw. Times are CET/CEST, as listed by UEFA (local times are in parentheses).

4 September 2016 (2016-09-04)
18:00
(19:00 UTC+3)
Lithuania Flag of Lithuania.png 2–2 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia LFF Stadium, Vilnius
Attendance: 4,114
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)
Černych Soccerball 32'
Slivka Soccerball 34'
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
Krhin Soccerball 77'
Cesar Soccerball 90+3'
4 September 2016 (2016-09-04)
18:00
(18:00 UTC+2)
Slovakia Slovakia.png 0–1 England.png England Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava
Attendance: 18,111
Referee: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
Lallana Soccerball 90+5'
4 September 2016 (2016-09-04)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Malta Malta.png 1–5 Scotland.png Scotland National Stadium, Ta' Qali
Attendance: 15,069
Referee: Yevhen Aranovsky (Ukraine)
Effiong Soccerball 14' Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
Snodgrass Soccerball 10'61' (pen.)84'
C. Martin Soccerball 53'
S. Fletcher Soccerball 78'

8 October 2016 (2016-10-08)
18:00
(17:00 UTC+1)
England England.png 2–0 Malta.png Malta Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 81,718
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (Sweden)
Sturridge Soccerball 29'
Alli Soccerball 38'
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
8 October 2016 (2016-10-08)
20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
Scotland Scotland.png 1–1 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Hampden Park, Glasgow
Referee: Tobias Stieler (Germany)
McArthur Soccerball 89' Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
Černych Soccerball 59'
8 October 2016 (2016-10-08)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 1–0 Slovakia.png Slovakia Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)
Kronaveter Soccerball 74' Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)

11 October 2016 (2016-10-11)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Lithuania Flag of Lithuania.png 2–0 Malta.png Malta LFF stadionas, Vilnius
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (Spain)
Černych Soccerball 76'
Novikovas Soccerball 84' (pen.)
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
11 October 2016 (2016-10-11)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Slovakia Slovakia.png 3–0 Scotland.png Scotland Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava
Referee: Martin Strömbergsson (Sweden)
Mak Soccerball 18'56'
Nemec Soccerball 68'
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
11 October 2016 (2016-10-11)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 0–0 England.png England Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana
Attendance: 13,274
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (Germany)
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)

11 November 2016 (2016-11-11)
20:45
(19:45 UTC±0)
England England.png 3–0 Scotland.png Scotland Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 87,258
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
Sturridge Soccerball 23'
Lallana Soccerball 50'
Cahill Soccerball 61'
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
11 November 2016 (2016-11-11)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Malta Malta.png 0–1 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia National Stadium, Ta' Qali
Attendance: 4,207
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (Poland)
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
Verbič Soccerball 47'
11 November 2016 (2016-11-11)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Slovakia Slovakia.png 4–0 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava
Attendance: 9,653
Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
Nemec Soccerball 12'
Kucka Soccerball 15'
Škrtel Soccerball 36'
Hamšík Soccerball 86'
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)

26 March 2017 (2017-03-26)
18:00
(17:00 UTC+1)
England England.png 2–0 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 77,690
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
Defoe Soccerball 22'
Vardy Soccerball 66'
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
26 March 2017 (2017-03-26)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Malta Malta.png 1–3 Slovakia.png Slovakia National Stadium, Ta' Qali
Attendance: 4,980
Referee: Ali Palabıyık (Turkey)
Farrugia Soccerball 14' Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
Weiss Soccerball 2'
Greguš Soccerball 41'
Nemec Soccerball 84'
26 March 2017 (2017-03-26)
20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
Scotland Scotland.png 1–0 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 20,435
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
C. Martin Soccerball 88' Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)

10 June 2017 (2017-06-10)
18:00
(17:00 UTC+1)
Scotland Scotland.png 2–2 England.png England Hampden Park, Glasgow
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (Italy)
Griffiths Soccerball 87'90' Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
Oxlade-Chamberlain Soccerball 70'
Kane Soccerball 90+3'
10 June 2017 (2017-06-10)
18:00
(18:00 UTC+2)
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 2–0 Malta.png Malta Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana
Referee: Simon Lee Evans (Wales)
Iličić Soccerball 45+2'
Novaković Soccerball 84'
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
10 June 2017 (2017-06-10)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Lithuania Flag of Lithuania.png 1–2 Slovakia.png Slovakia LFF stadionas, Vilnius
Referee: Manuel Gräfe (Germany)
Šernas Soccerball 90+3' Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
Weiss Soccerball 32'
Hamšík Soccerball 58'

1 September 2017 (2017-09-01)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Lithuania Flag of Lithuania.png 0–3 Scotland.png Scotland LFF stadionas, Vilnius
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
Armstrong Soccerball 25'
Robertson Soccerball 30'
McArthur Soccerball 72'
1 September 2017 (2017-09-01)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Malta Malta.png 0–4 England.png England National Stadium, Ta' Qali
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
Kane Soccerball 53'90+2'
Bertrand Soccerball 86'
Welbeck Soccerball 90+1'
1 September 2017 (2017-09-01)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Slovakia Slovakia.png 1–0 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
Nemec Soccerball 81' Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)

4 September 2017 (2017-09-04)
20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
England England.png v Slovakia.png Slovakia Wembley Stadium, London
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
4 September 2017 (2017-09-04)
20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
Scotland Scotland.png v Malta.png Malta Hampden Park, Glasgow
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
4 September 2017 (2017-09-04)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png v Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)

5 October 2017 (2017-10-05)
20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
England England.png v Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Wembley Stadium, London
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
5 October 2017 (2017-10-05)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Malta Malta.png v Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania National Stadium, Ta' Qali
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
5 October 2017 (2017-10-05)
20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
Scotland Scotland.png v Slovakia.png Slovakia Hampden Park, Glasgow
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)

8 October 2017 (2017-10-08)
18:00
(19:00 UTC+3)
Lithuania Flag of Lithuania.png v England.png England LFF stadionas, Vilnius
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
8 October 2017 (2017-10-08)
18:00
(18:00 UTC+2)
Slovakia Slovakia.png v Malta.png Malta
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
8 October 2017 (2017-10-08)
18:00
(18:00 UTC+2)
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png v Scotland.png Scotland Ljudski vrt, Maribor
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)

Goalscorers

There have been 45 goals scored in 18 matches, for an average of 2.5 goals per match.

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Discipline

A player is automatically suspended for the next match for the following offences:

  • 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 (or will be) served during the qualifying matches:

Player Team Offence(s) Suspended for match(es)
Mišo Brečko Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Red card vs Ukraine in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying (17 November 2015) vs Lithuania (4 September 2016)
Martin Škrtel Slovakia.png Slovakia Yellow cardYellow cardRed card vs England (4 September 2016) vs Slovenia (8 October 2016)
Jonathan Caruana Malta.png Malta Red card vs Scotland (4 September 2016) vs England (8 October 2016)
Luke Gambin Malta.png Malta Red card vs Scotland (4 September 2016) vs England (8 October 2016)
Tomáš Hubočan Slovakia.png Slovakia Yellow card vs England (4 September 2016)
Yellow card vs Slovenia (8 October 2016)
vs Scotland (11 October 2016)
Jonathan Caruana Malta.png Malta Red card vs Lithuania (11 October 2016) vs Slovenia (11 November 2016)
Aljaž Struna Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Yellow card vs Slovakia (8 October 2016)
Yellow card vs England (11 October 2016)
vs Malta (11 November 2016)
Gary Cahill England.png England Yellow card vs Slovenia (11 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Scotland (11 November 2016)
vs Lithuania (26 March 2017)
Georgas Freidgeimas Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Yellow card vs Scotland (8 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Slovakia (11 November 2016)
vs England (26 March 2017)
Andrei Agius Malta.png Malta Yellow card vs Lithuania (11 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Slovenia (11 November 2016)
vs Slovakia (26 March 2017)
Egidijus Vaitkūnas Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Yellow card vs Scotland (8 October 2016)
Yellow card vs England (26 March 2017)
vs Slovakia (10 June 2017)
Artūras Žulpa Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Yellow card vs Slovenia (4 September 2016)
Yellow card vs England (26 March 2017)
vs Slovakia (10 June 2017)
Jean Paul Farrugia Malta.png Malta Red card vs Slovakia (26 March 2017) vs Slovenia (10 June 2017)
Juraj Kucka Slovakia.png Slovakia Yellow card vs Slovenia (8 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Malta (26 March 2017)
vs Lithuania (10 June 2017)
Adam Nemec Slovakia.png Slovakia Yellow cardYellow cardRed card vs Malta (26 March 2017) vs Lithuania (10 June 2017)
Valter Birsa Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Yellow card vs England (11 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Scotland (26 March 2017)
vs Malta (10 June 2017)
Boštjan Cesar Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Yellow card vs Slovakia (8 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Scotland (26 March 2017)
vs Malta (10 June 2017)
Miral Samardžić Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Yellow card vs Lithuania (4 September 2016)
Yellow card vs Scotland (26 March 2017)
vs Malta (10 June 2017)
Eric Dier England.png England Yellow card vs Slovenia (11 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Scotland (10 June 2017)
vs Malta (1 September 2017)
Alfred Effiong Malta.png Malta Yellow card vs Scotland (4 September 2016)
Yellow card vs Slovenia (10 June 2017)
vs England (1 September 2017)
Paul Fenech Malta.png Malta Yellow card vs Scotland (4 September 2016)
Yellow card vs Slovenia (10 June 2017)
vs England (1 September 2017)
Nerijus Valskis Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Yellow card vs Malta (11 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Slovakia (10 June 2017)
vs Scotland (1 September 2017)
Ján Ďurica Slovakia.png Slovakia Yellow card vs Slovenia (8 October 2016)
Yellow card vs Lithuania (10 June 2017)
vs Slovenia (1 September 2017)
Martin Škrtel Slovakia.png Slovakia Yellow card vs Malta (26 March 2017)
Yellow card vs Lithuania (10 June 2017)
vs Slovenia (1 September 2017)

External links

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
AFC
First Round · Second Round · Third Round · Fourth Round (play-off for 5th place)
CAF
First Round · Second Round · Third Round
CONCACAF
First Round · Second Round · Third Round · Fourth Round · Fifth Round
CONMEBOL
Round Robin
OFC
First Round · Second Round (Nations Cup) · Third Round
UEFA
First Round · Group A · Group B · Group C · Group D · Group E · Group F · Group G · Group H · Group I · Second Round (play-offs)
Play-offs
CONCACAF v AFC · OFC v CONMEBOL

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