Countries That Have Qualified For Russia 2018 World Cup & Possible Contenders
The final stretch of qualification for next summer’s tournament is here, meaning the 32-team field will soon be complete. The draw for the group stages at the finals is set to take place on Dec. 1.
Germany, Belgium, England, Spain and Brazil are among the teams who have already qualified for the finals, while Chile and the United States faced heartbreak on Tuesday and failed to secure a spot in Russia.
A full list of qualifiers for the 21st FIFA World Cup can be found below.
Qualified: Russia (host), Belgium, Germany, England, Spain, Poland, Iceland, Serbia, France, Portugal
In Contention: Sweden, Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Denmark
Recently Eliminated: Czech Republic, Norway, Israel, Hungary, Finland, Kosovo, Austria, Turkey, Ukraine, Netherlands
Qualified: Iran, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia
In Contention: Australia
Recently Eliminated: Uzbekistan, China, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Thailand, Qatar, Syria
Qualified: Nigeria, Egypt
In Contention: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tunisia, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Senegal, Cape Verde
Recently Eliminated: Cameroon, Algeria, Guinea, Libya, Congo, Zambia, Uganda, Ghana
Qualified: Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama
In Contention: Honduras
Recently Eliminated: United States, Canada, El Salvador, Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti, Jamaica, Guatemala
CONMEBOL (South America)
Qualified: Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia
In Contention: Peru
Recently Eliminated: Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay
In Contention: New Zealand
Recently Eliminated: Solomon Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Papua New Guinea