All the football fixtures for all leagues and competitions on BBC Sport, including the Barclay's Premier FIFA World Cup Qualifying - European Region - Group A. FIFA World Cup Russia™ - Qualifiers - Matches. The European section of the FIFA World Cup qualification will act as qualifiers for the Schedule. Qualifying matches will start in September , following UEFA Euro , and finish in November Matches played : . We have our eight winners for the FIFA Confeder The draw for the first round group stage was held as part of the FIFA World Cup Preliminary Draw on 25 Julystarting If away goals are also equal, then thirty minutes of extra time are played, divided into two fifteen-minutes halves. Union of European Football Associations UEFA. The draw for the third round was held on 24 June at the CAF headquarters in CairoEgypt. Heat goes on NZ after switch".