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.
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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.