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Qualifying groups for the 2014 World Cup

The qualifying groups for the 2014 World Cup, hosted by Brazil.

Europe

Group winners qualify; top eight second-place teams advance to European play-offs

 

Group A: Belgium, Croatia, Macedonia, Scotland, Serbia, Wales

 

Group B: Armenia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Malta

 

Group C: Austria, Faroe Islands, Germany, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Sweden

 

Group D: Andorra, Estonia, Hungary, Holland, Romania, Turkey

 

Group E: Albania, Cyprus, Iceland, Norway, Slovenia, Switzerland

 

Group F: Azerbaijan, Israel, Luxembourg, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Russia

 

Group G: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Greece, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Slovakia

 

Group H: England, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, San Marino, Ukraine

 

Group I: Belarus, Finland, France, Georgia, Spain

 

 

 

 

North and Central America and the Caribbean

Second round (group winners advance)

 

Group A: Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Suriname

 

Group B: Barbados, Bermuda, Guyana, Trinidad

 

Group C: Bahamas, Dominica, Nicaragua, Panama

 

Group D: Canada, Puerto Rico, St Kitts, St Lucia

 

Group E: Belize, Grenada, Guatemala, St Vincent

 

Group F: Antigua, Curacao, Haiti, US Virgin Islands

 

Third round (top two in each group advance)

 

Group A: Jamaica, United States, second round winners from Groups E/F

 

Group B: Costa Rica, Mexico, second round winners from Groups A/B

 

Group C: Cuba, Honduras, second round winners from Groups C/D

 

Final round (top three teams qualify; fourth place advances to play-off against the Oceania winner)

Africa

Second round

 

Group A: Botswana, Central Africa Republic, South Africa, Somalia-Ethiopia winner

 

Group B: Cape Verde Islands, Sierra Leone, Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea-Madagascar winner

 

Group C: Gambia, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Chad-Tanzania winner

 

Group D: Ghana, Sudan, Zambia, Lesotho-Burundi winner

 

Group E: Burkina Faso, Gabon, Niger, Sao Tome e Principe-Congo winner

 

Group F: Malawi, Nigeria, Djibouti-Namibia winner, Seychelles-Kenya winner

Group G: Egypt, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Comoros-Mozambique winner

 

Group H: Algeria, Benin, Mali, Eritrea-Rwanda winner

 

Group I: Cameroon, Libya, Guinea Bissau-Togo winner, Swaziland-Democratic Republic of Congo winner

 

Group J: Angola, Senegal, Uganda, Mauritius-Liberia winner

 

 

Asia

Third round (top two in each group advance)

 

Group A: China, Iraq, Jordan, Singapore

 

Group B: Kuwait, Lebanon, South Korea, UAE

 

Group C: Japan, North Korea, Syria, Uzbekistan

 

Group D: Australia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Thailand

 

Group E: Iran, Qatar, Bahrain, Indonesia

 

Final round (top two in each group qualify; third place teams in each group play each other and the winners advance to play-off against South America fifth place)

 

 

Oceania

First round (winner advances)

American Samoa, Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga

 

Second round (top two in each group advance)

 

Group A: New Caledonia, Tahiti, Vanuatu, first-round winner

 

Group B: Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands