Switzerland & Croatia Latest Teams To Qualify For Russia 2018

Football News
2017-10-31 13:46:51
Switzerland & Croatia Latest Teams To Qualify For Russia 2018 - image

Switzerland played out a goalless draw against Northern Ireland in the second leg of their FIFA 2018 World Cup play-off, as the home side booked their spot in Russia, winning 1-0 on aggregate on Sunday.

Northern Ireland dominated the second half as they searched for a strike, but the Swiss remained resolute in Basel.

Croatia join Switzerland at the finals after eliminating Greece in their play-off tie. A goalless draw was enough in Athens after Croatia's emphatic 4-1 win in the first leg.

The final standings in Group E of African (CAF) qualifying were confirmed, as Egypt ended their campaign with a 1-1 draw in Ghana.


The Pharaohs had already guaranteed their place at Russia 2018 and finished with 13 points from six games. 

Uganda grabbed second place in the group after a 1-1 draw away at Congo, with both missing out on Russia.

Here are Sunday's results and updated standings:


UEFA World Cup Play-Off: 2nd Leg

Switzerland 0-0 Northern Ireland (Switzerland win 1-0 on aggregate)

Greece 0-0 Croatia (Croatia win 4-1 on aggregate)


CAF World Cup Qualifiers

Ghana 1-1 Egypt

Congo 1-1 Uganda


CAF: Group E

Egypt: 13 pts

Uganda: 9 pts

Ghana: 7 pts

Congo: 2 pts           

For a full look at each group, visit FIFA.com.

  • news
  • football
  • sports
Author Avatar


Graduate, Football and Fantasy sports aficionado looking to get you the best content and stories every week.