- Total # of Teams = 54
- # of Teams that Qualify = 13
- # of Rounds = 2
All 54 teams are allocated to 9 groups of 6 in a round-robin, home-and-away series where points are calculated for wins (3), ties (1) and losses (0).
The group winners qualify for Russia 2018!
The 8 best group runner ups advance to Round 2.
The remaining 8 teams are paired together in a home-and-away, aggregate score matchup. The 4 winners from this format qualify for Russia 2018!
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