The European section of the FIFA World Cup qualification will act as qualifiers for the Schedule. Qualifying matches will start in September , following UEFA Euro , and finish in November Matches played : . UEFA works to promote, protect and develop European football across its 55 member associations and organises some of the world's most famous football. The FIFA World Cup qualification process will decide 31 of the 32 teams which will play in Team failed to qualify for World Cup, but has matches left to play. Team failed to qualify for World Cup, and all matches have been played. Matches played : .