FIFA World Cup Finals Russia 2018 - Qualifiers  
  Country Qualification Method Date Appearances Last App Best Previous Performance  
     Russia Host Nation 02-Dec-10 11th 2014 Fourth place (1966)  
     Brazil  CONMEBOL Round Robin winners  28-Mar-17 21st 2014 Winners (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)  
     Iran  AFC Third Round Group A winners  12-Jun-17 5th 2014 Group stage (1978, 1998, 2006, 2014)  
     Japan  AFC Third Round Group B winners  31-Aug-17 6th 2014 Round of 16 (2002, 2010)  
     Mexico  CONCACAF Fifth Round top three  01-Sep-17 16th 2014 Quarter-finals (1970, 1986)  
     Belgium  UEFA Group H winners  03-Sep-17 13th 2014 Fourth place (1986)  
     South Korea  AFC Third Round Group A runners-up  05-Sep-17 10th 2014 Fourth place (2002)  
     Saudi Arabia  AFC Third Round Group B runners-up  05-Sep-17 5th 2006 Round of 16 (1994)  
    Germany UEFA Group C winners  05-Oct-17 19th 2014 Winners (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014)  
    England UEFA Group F winners  05-Oct-17 15th 2014 Winners (1966)  
    Spain UEFA Group G winners  06-Oct-17 12th 2014 Winners (2010)  
    12 UEFA Group A winners           
    13 UEFA Group B winners           
    14 UEFA Group D winners           
    15 UEFA Group E winners           
    16 UEFA Group I winners           
    17 CAF Group A winners          
    18 CAF Group B winners          
    19 CAF Group C winners          
    20 CAF Group D winners          
    21 CAF Group E winners          
    22 CONCACAF Fifth Round top three           
    23 CONCACAF Fifth Round top three           
    24 CONMEBOL Round Robin 2nd place          
    25 CONMEBOL Round Robin 3rd place          
    26 CONMEBOL Round Robin 4th place          
    27 UEFA Play-Off Winners 1          
    28 UEFA Play-Off Winners 2          
    29 UEFA Play-Off Winners 3          
    30 UEFA Play-Off Winners 4          
    31 CONCACAF / AFC Play-Off Winners          
    32 OFC / CONMEBOL Play-Off Winners