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 Winners 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)  
    Nigeria CAF Group B Winners 07-Oct-17 6th 2014 Round of 16 (1994, 1998, 2014)  
    Costa Rica CONCACAF Fifth Round Runners-Up  07-Oct-17 5th 2014 Quarter-Finals (2014)  
    Poland UEFA Group E Winners  08-Oct-17 8th 2006 Third Place (1974, 1982)  
    Egypt CAF Group E Winners 08-Oct-17 3rd 1990 First Round (1934, 1990)  
    Serbia UEFA Group D Winners  09-Oct-17 12th 2010 Fourth Place (1930, 1962)  
    Iceland UEFA Group I Winners  09-Oct-17 1st None None  
    France UEFA Group A Winners  10-Oct-17 15th 2014 Winners (1998)  
    Portugal UEFA Group B Winners  10-Oct-17 7th 2014 Third Place (1966)  
    Uruguay CONMEBOL Round Robin 2nd place 10-Oct-17 13th 2014 Winners (1930, 1950)  
    Argentina CONMEBOL Round Robin 3rd place 10-Oct-17 17th 2014 Winners (1978, 1986)  
    Colombia CONMEBOL Round Robin 4th place 10-Oct-17 6th 2014 Quarter-Finals (2014)  
    Panama CONCACAF Fifth Round Third Place 10-Oct-17 1st None None  
    24 CAF Group A Winners          
    25 CAF Group C Winners          
    26 CAF Group D Winners          
    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