Who has qualified for #Russia2018? | Full Update

Who has qualified for #Russia2018? | Full Update List of countries assured of places in the 32-team field for next year’s World Cup finals in Russia after Tuesday’s qualifiers:...
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Who has qualified for #Russia2018? | Full Update

List of countries assured of places in the 32-team field for next year’s World Cup finals in Russia after Tuesday’s qualifiers:

Which countries have qualified?

Over half of the 32 teams that will contest next summer’s World Cup final – 23 – have now secured their qualification spots.

1- Russia: The hosts qualified when they won the chance to host the competition back in Dec 2010.

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2- Brazil: CONMEBOL round robin winners, qualified way back on March 28, 2017

3- Iran: AFC third round group A winners

4- Japan: AFC third round group B winners

5- South Korea: Runners-up to Iran in Group A

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6- Saudi Arabia: Runners-up in Group B

7- Mexico: North and central America and Caribbean round 5 winners

8- Belgium: Uefa group H winners (first European team) who qualified on Sept 3

9- Germany: Sealed their place as Group C winners after beating Northern Ireland 3-1 in Belfast

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10- England: Gareth Southgate’s side beat Slovenia at Wembley to secure their spot in Russia as winners of Group F

11- Poland: Poland became to fourth European team to qualify having dropped points in just two games in Group E

12- Costa Rica: Reached their fourth World Cup finals with a game remaining from their CONCACAF qualification group

13- Nigeria: Became the first side from Africa to reach Russia and have now missed just one tournament – Germany 2006 – since first qualifying 1994

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14- Egypt: Qualified as winners of Group E, Mohamed Salah scored twice to send the African giants into their first finals since 1990

15- Iceland: Have qualified for their first ever World Cup, pipping Croatia to a guaranteed place in Russia

16- Serbia: Winners of Group B Spain: The 2008 winner qualified as Group G winners finishing five points ahead of Italy

17- Spain: The 2008 winner qualified as Group G winners finishing five points ahead of Italy

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18- France: Qualified as winners of Group A

19- Portugal: Beat Switzerland in their final qualification game to reach next summer’s finals

20- Panama: Reached their first World Cup after beating Costa Rica in the final group game of their qualification campaign

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21- Argentina: Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in his side’s final qualification game to secure their place in the finals

22- Uruguay: Finished second to Brazil in their group to secure their place in the finals

23- Colombia: Took the fourth and final automatic qualification spot in the South American group

Who could still qualify?

Europe

How many qualify? The top team in each group qualifies for Russia, with the eight best runners-up (from the nine groups) going into four play-offs. The four winners of the two-legged play-offs will qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, making a total of 13 teams.

Europe Play-off teams: Sweden, Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Croatia.

Draw is on Oct. 17 with the four best-ranked teams

seeded. The first legs will be played from Nov. 9-11 and the

second legs from Nov. 12-14.

The winner of each tie qualifies for the tournament

INTERCONTINENTAL

New Zealand v Peru

Australia v Honduras

The ties will be played over two legs from Nov. 6 to 14 with the aggregate winners qualifying for the tournament.

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