The FIFA World Cup Qualifier Schedule was released yesterday, with a total of 11 matches scheduled to take place between January 22 and January 26.
Of the 14 teams competing in the tournament, 14 of them will qualify for the final stages.
There are eight qualifiers for the group stage, which are played in a format similar to the qualifying rounds.
Here are the 10 teams in the group stages, with the qualification dates.
Group Stage: January 22 – Singapore (Hakunen Stadium)January 23 – Sydney FC (AAMI Park)January 25 – Czech Republic (Havana Stadium)February 6 – Germany (Rosenborg Stadium)March 6 – South Korea (Sikhs Stadium)April 7 – Japan (Nippon Stadium)June 11 – Ukraine (Olympic Stadium)July 13 – Portugal (Aguas Sabor Stadium)August 19 – Ghana (Nesta Stadium)September 10 – Brazil (Camp Nou)October 18 – France (Stade Velodrome)November 10 – Germany (München Stadium)December 12 – Russia (Moscow Arena)January 6 – Italy (Monte Carlo)January 7 – Uruguay (Rio de Janeiro)January 8 – Mexico (Mexico City Stadium)The remaining teams in each group stage are not scheduled to play.
The remaining 16 games will be played in the same format, with 12 teams competing for one of three spots in the Round of 16, and the rest of the four slots to play the quarter-finals.
The qualifying round of the World Cup will take place from January 21 to 27.