Meet the 32 Finalists for Russia 2018 World Cup Draws

Meet the 32 Finalists for Russia 2018 World Cup Draws

 

Find below the 32 football nations for Russia 2018 world cup. The football governing body, FIFA will stage the draws for the World Cup in Moscow of Friday.

 

AFC

 

AUSTRALIA – The Socceroos are making their fifth appearance at a World Cup

 

IRAN – Team Melli were the first Asian team to qualify for Russia 2018

 

JAPAN – The Japanese have made the Round of 16 on two occasions

 

KOREA REPUBLIC – The Taeguk Warriors have been a World Cup ever-present since 1986

 

SAUDI ARABIA – The Saudis made their World Cup debut at USA 1994

 

 

CAF

 

 

EGYPT – The Pharaohs are making their first world finals appearance since Italy 1990

 

MOROCCO – The Atlas Lions topped African zone Group C in qualification

 

NIGERIA – The Super Eagles have only missed one tournament since their debut at USA 1994

 

SENEGAL – In their debut at Korea/Japan 2002, the Lions of Teranga reached the quarter-finals

 

TUNISIA – At Argentina 1978, the Carthage Eagles became the first African team to win a World Cup match

 

 

CONCACAF

 

 

COSTA RICA – Los Ticos impressed at Brazil 2014, making the quarter-finals

 

MEXICO – The Mexicans lost just once in qualifying for Russia 2018

 

PANAMA – The central Americans are making their World Cup debut in Russia

 

 

CONMEBOL

 

 

ARGENTINA – The two-time champions appeared at the inaugural edition at Uruguay 1930

 

BRAZIL – A Seleção were the first team to qualify after hosts Russia

 

COLOMBIA – Los Cafeteros coach Jose Pekerman was in charge of his native Argentina at Germany 2006

 

PERU – The Peruvians return to the world finals for the first time in 36 years

 

URUGUAY – La Celeste were world champions as hosts in 1930 and at Brazil 1950

 

UEFA

 

 

BELGIUM – The Belgians went undefeated in topping UEFA Group H in qualifying

 

CROATIA – The Croatians finished third in their World Cup debut at France 1998

 

DENMARK – The Danes secured qualification with a comfortable play-off win over Republic of Ireland

 

ENGLAND – The Three Lions have made the finals 14 times from 16 qualifying campaigns

 

FRANCE – Les Bleus are making a sixth-straight world finals appearance

 

GERMANY – The defending world champions registered a 100 per cent record in qualifying

 

ICELAND – The smallest country by population ever to qualify for a World Cup

 

POLAND – The Poles finished third at Germany 1974 and Spain 1982

 

PORTUGAL – A Seleção das Quinas are making a fifth-straight finals appearance

 

RUSSIA – As the Soviet Union, the World Cup hosts finished fourth at England 1966

 

SERBIA – The Serbs topped UEFA Group D in qualification with only one defeat

 

SPAIN – Champions in 2010, Spain’s World Cup debut was at Italy 1934

 

SWEDEN – The Swedes were runners-up as World Cup hosts in 1958

 

SWITZERLAND – The Swiss have reached the quarter-finals on three occasions

 

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