FIFA World Cup qualification Teams 2018

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification process is a progression of competitions composed by the six confederations to choose 31 of the 32 groups which will play in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with Russia qualifying naturally as hosts. Each of the 210 outstanding FIFA part affiliations were qualified to enter the qualifying procedure, and without precedent for World Cup history, all qualified national groups enrolled for the preparatory competition,but Zimbabwe and Indonesia were excluded before playing their first matches. Bhutan, South Sudan, Gibraltar and Kosovo made their FIFA World Cup qualification debuts.

While the principle qualifying draw occurred at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, Saint Petersburg, on 25 July 2015, various qualification matches were played before that.The initially started in Dili, Timor Leste, on 12 March 2015 as a component of the AFC’s qualification, with East Timorese player Chiquito do Carmo scoring the primary objective of qualification. Matches were likewise played in CONCACAF preceding the fundamental draw.

FIFA World Cup qualification Teams 2018

TeamMethod of Qualification Date of QualificationFinals appearance Last appearancePrevious best performance
RussiaHost2 December 2010 11th2014Fourth place (1966)
BrazilCONMEBOL Round Robin winners 28 March 2017 21st2014Winners (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
IranAFC Third Round Group A winners 12 June 2017 5th2014Group stage (1978, 1998, 2006, 2014)
Japan AFC Third Round Group B winners 31 August 2017 6th 2014 Round of 16 (2002, 2010)
MexicoCONCACAF Fifth Round winners1 September 201716th 2014 Quarter-finals (1970, 1986)
BelgiumUEFA Group H winners3 September 2017 13th2014 Fourth place (1986)
South Korea AFC Third Round Group A runners-up5 September 201710th2014Fourth place (2002)
Saudi ArabiaAFC Third Round Group B runners-up5 September 2017 5th 2006Round of 16 (1994)
Germany UEFA Group C winners 5 October 2017 19th2014 Winners (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014)
EnglandUEFA Group F winners5 October 2017 15th2014 Winners (1966)
Spain UEFA Group G winners 6 October 201715th 2014 Winners (2010)
Nigeria CAF Third Round Group B winners 7 October 2017 6th 2014 Round of 16 (1994, 1998, 2014)
Costa RicaCONCACAF Fifth Round runners-up 7 October 20175th2014 Quarter-finals (2014)
PolandUEFA Group E winners 8 October 2017 8th 2006 Third place (1974, 1982)
Egypt CAF Third Round Group E winners 8 October 20173rd1990 First round (1934, 1990)
IcelandUEFA Group I winners 9 October 20171st--
Serbia UEFA Group D winners9 October 2017 12th2010 Fourth place (1930, 1962)
PortugalUEFA Group B winners 10 October 2017 7th 2014 Third place (1966)
FranceUEFA Group A winners10 October 2017 15th2014 Winners (1998)
Uruguay CONMEBOL Round Robin runners-up 10 October 2017 13th 2014 Winners (1930, 1950)
ArgentinaCONMEBOL Round Robin third place10 October 2017 17th 2014 Winners (1978, 1986)
ColombiaCONMEBOL Round Robin fourth place 10 October 20176th 2014 Quarter-finals (2014)
Panama CONCACAF Fifth Round third place 10 October 20171st ----

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