• Total # of Teams = 53
  • # of Teams that Qualify = 5
  • # of Rounds = 3

Round 1

The 26 lowest ranked teams (according to the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking) are paired together in a home-and-away series.  The 13 winners of those matchups via aggregate score are paired with the remaining 27 teams in Round 2.

Round 2

The 13 teams from Round 1 join the remaining 27 teams and similar to Round 1, are paired together in a home-and-away series.  The 20 winners of those matchups via aggregate score qualify for the 3rd and final round of qualifying in Africa.

Round 3

The remaining 20 teams are then drawn into 5 groups of 4. The teams play one another home-and-away where points are calculated for wins (3), ties (1) and losses (0).  The group winners are the lucky 5 to make it to Russia 2018!

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