The upcoming ฟุตบอลโลก 2018 รอบคัดเลือก

The ฟุตบอลโลก 2018 รอบคัดเลือก process was the series of tournament that was organized by 7 FIFA considerations for deciding 31 of 32 teams that will be playing in FIFA world cup 2018 with the Russia qualifying automatically as the host. All the remaining 210 member association of FIA were eligible for entering qualifying process and for first time in the history of world cup, all the national teams got registered for preliminary competition but Indonesia and Zimbabwe were disqualified prior playing their matches. Kosovo, Gibraltar, South Sudan and Bhutan also made their qualification debuts in FIFA world cup.

FIFA considerations

Myanmar on successfully having appealed against ban from competition for the crowd trouble during the world cup 2014 as qualifying tie against Oman that was obliged for playing all home matches outside country. While main qualifying draw even took place at Saint Petersburg in Konstaantinovsky Palace in the year 2015, where number of the qualification matches got played prior the same. The very first started in the Dili, Timor Leste in the year 2015 as part of AFC’s qualification with the player Chiquito do carmo as scoring first goal of the qualification. The matches were even played in the CONCACAF before main draw.

The process of ฟุตบอลโลก 2018 รอบคัดเลือก

The number of the teams that will participate in final tournament is 32 in number. Even though qualification process started in the year 2015, the allocation of the slots for all confederation were even discussed by the committee of FIFA executive in the year 2015 in the ZURICH after FIFA congress. It was also decided that same allocation as the year 2014 will be kept for 2018 & 2022 tournaments as well. In the year 2013, the president of UEFA Michel Platini even proposed that world cup finals will be expanded from 32 to 40 teams, starting from the year 2018.

Expansion of teams

The formats kept as same but in the group of 5 instead of 4. This was also in the response to the FIFA president SeppBlatter comment as Asia and Africa deserved more number of spots in world cup finals at expense of South American and European teams. However the general secretary of FIFA also said that the expansion in the 2018 will be unlikely while the minister of Russian sports stated that the country was preparing on basis of 32 teams only. The expansion delayed ultimately until the 10 jan of 2017 when FIFA council unanimously voted for expanding to around 48 teams starting in the FIFA world cup of 2026. As per ฟุตบอลโลก 2018 รอบคัดเลือก, 32 teams are going to participate and that is final. So what are you waiting for? Eagerly wait for the finals and watch them live online.

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