UEFA decides the issue of participation of national teams of Russia, Kosovo and Gibraltar in qualifying for the 2018 world Cup

УЕФА решает вопрос участия сборных России, Косово и Гибралтара в квалификации к ЧМ-2018

The decision about the participation of national teams of Kosovo and Gibraltar in the qualifying tournament for the 2018 world Cup is still pending.

We will remind that on may 13, the FIFA Congress by a majority of votes taken in members of the organization of the Football Federation of Kosovo and Gibraltar.

Both associations became eligible to participate in the qualifying tournament for the 2018 world Cup. UEFA had to decide how to include these teams in the competition.

Recall that qualifying group qualifying for the 2018 world Cup has already been compiled. In seven of them is of six teams, while two others (H and I) by five. Recall that in group I is team Ukraine, which will face the teams of Turkey, Croatia, Finland and Iceland.

The logical way would be to distribute two teams for the two groups, but then the question remains with the national team of Russia. She, as the hostess of the tournament, out of competition included in group H and had to spend 10 friendly matches with teams from Belgium , Bosnia , Cyprus , Estonia and Greece.

“The issue will specially created working group. It will be created by the decision of the UEFA Executive Committee, meeting in Basel”, – the press service of UEFA.

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