List of Nations Qualified for World Cup 2018 and the Nations Playing Play-Offs

October 11, 2017
First published on:October 11, 2017
by Jack Ol

FIFA World Cup 2018 will be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15. This 21st edition of the world cup will feature 32 nations that will play in 12 stadiums of 11 cities in Russia. 

Russia has already mad its place to the final round of the World Cup as a host. The remaining nations faced the respective qualification competition. Many of the nations have already protected their place in the final round through qualifier while some of them are still waiting for the play-offs. 

List of Nations Selected for FIFA World Cup 2018

1. Russia (Host) 

The nations that made their place through the qualification competition are listed below with their respective confederation.

Asian Football Confederation (AFC)

1. Iran (AFC Third Round Group A winners)

2. South Korea (AFC Third Round Group A Runner-up)

3. Japan (AFC Third Round Group B winners)

4. Saudi Arabia (AFC Third Round Group B Runner-Up)

Confederation of African Football (CAF)

1. Nigeria (CAF Group B winner)

2. Egypt (CAF Group E winner)

3. Not Decided (CAF Group A winner)

4. Not Decided (CAF Group C winner)

5. Not Decided (CAF Group D winner)

The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF)

1. Mexico (CONCACAF winners)

2. Costa Rica (CONCACAF Runner-Up)

3. Panama (CONCACAF 3rd place)

South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL)

1. Brazil (CONMEBOL winners)

2. Uruguay (CONMEBOL Runner-up)

3. Argentina (CONMEBOL 3rd place)

4. Colombia (CONMEBOL 4th place)

The Union of European Football Associations(UEFA)

1. France (UEFA Group A Winners)

2. Portugal (UEFA Group B Winners)

3. Germany (UEFA Group C Winners)

4. Serbia (UEFA Group D Winners)

5. Poland (UEFA Group E Winners)

6. England (UEFA Group F Winners)

7. Spain (UEFA Group G Winners)

8. Belgium (UEFA Group H Winners)

9. Iceland (UEFA Group I Winners)


1. Honduras VS Australia

2. New Zealand Vs Peru

Eight Nations that qualified for the play-off from UEFA are listed below with rank based on their performance in the qualifier:

1. Switzerland

2. Italy

3. Denmark

4. Croatia

5. Sweden

6. Northern Ireland

7. Greece

8. The Republic of Ireland

The draw for the play-off the UEFA nations will be held on October 16.

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