2016 World Cup Qualifying: Europe Round 1 Fixtures
October 06, 2016 by Marc Jerbs

On Thursday, the quest for a slot in the 2018 World Cup in Russia continues with Round 1 matches in European World Cup Qualifying. The fixtures will be held from different European countries.

A total of 54 European national teams will compete for 14 slots allotted for European countries. Russia is the first country to qualify since they are the official host of the 2018 World Cup. Thursday's featured matches will pit Austria against Wales, Iceland versus Finland, Italy faces Spain and Turkey meets Ukraine.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed Austria, Iceland, Spain and Turkey as the favorites to win against their respective opponents on Thursday's World Cup Qualifying matches.

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