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2018 World Cup qualifying - how it works

The qualifying process for the 2018 World Cup began on March 12, 2015 with preliminary ties between the 12 lowest-ranked nations in Asia.

Chiquito Do Carmo of Timor-Leste had the honour of scoring the very first goal on the road to Russia in a 4-1 victory at home to Mongolia.

There are 31 places up for grabs, joining hosts Russia.

The draw for the main sections of qualifying takes place on Saturday, July 25, 2015.


13 places

• European qualifying home page

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Honduras' Luis Garrido absolves Javier Aquino of blame for injury

ESPN FC's Tom Marshall breaks down they keys to Mexico's 2-0 CONCACAF WC qualifying victory over Honduras.
Honduras' Luis Garrido, center, broke his leg fighting for the ball against Mexico's Javier Aquino.

Honduras midfielder Luis Garrido thanked Javier Aquino for the message of support and absolved the Mexico winger of any blame for Garrido's shocking leg injury in Mexico's 2-0 win in their CONCACAF World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday in San Pedro Sula.

Aquino said via Twitter: "I would like to send a message of support to a @luisgarrido_19!! For the accident during...

U.S. can build on Tuesday's draw in Trinidad & Tobago heading into 2016

ESPN FC's Brian McBride agrees with Jurgen Klinsmann that a draw away to Trinidad & Tobago was a fair result.
The U.S. endured a miserable 2015 based on their own expectations, but Tuesday's draw can serve as a springboard into 2016.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago -- However you happen to feel about the U.S. team's scoreless, year-ending draw against Trinidad and Tobago in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier, this much is inarguable: the Americans' performance against the Soca Warriors was a heck of a lot better than the national team's dour 2014 finale against Ireland.

Nobody could have known it at the time, but that 4-1 defeat in Dublin 12 months ago to a team of Irish reserves foreshadowed what turned out to be a mostly...