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FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Finals Qualifiers & Initial Rankings

The FIFA World Ranking is a ranking system for men’s national teams in association football, which was led by Germany in June 2018 and currently led by Belgium. The national teams of the FIFA member nations are ranked based on their game results with the most successful teams being ranked highest. The rankings were introduced in December 1992. Brazil was rank first for the longest time. Points are awarded based on the results of all FIFA-recognised full international matches.
For the Group stage draw the teams were divided into 4 pots according to their World Ranking in October 2017, with Pot 1 consisting of the highest ranked teams, Pot 2 had 2nd highest ranked teams, and so on. The host team Russia was included in Pot 1. One team was selected from each Pot to form on of the eight group for the Group Stage competition. FIFA World Cup performance history is shown for all national teams that participated in the World Cup.

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FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Group Stage Draw (1st December)
Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
Russia Spain Denmark Serbia
Germany Peru Iceland Nigeria
Brazil Switzerland Costa Rica Australia
Portugal England Sweden Japan
Argentina Colombia Tunisia Morocco
Belgium Mexico Egypt Panama
Poland Uruguay Senegal South Korea
France Croatia Iran Saudi Arabia

FIFA Rankings June 2018

Country Rank

Germany Football

Germany 1

Brazil Football

Brazil 2

Belgium Football

Belgium 3

Portugal Football

Portugal 4

Argentina Football

Argentina 5

Switzerland Fooball

Switzerland 6

France Football

France 7

Poland Football

Poland 8

Spain Football

Spain 10

Peru football

Peru 11

Denmark Football

Denmark 12

England Football

England 12

Uruguay Football

Uruguay 14

Mexico Football

Mexico 15

Colombia Football

Colombia 16

croatia football

Croatia 20

Tunisia Football

Tunisia 21

Iceland football

Iceland 22

Costa Rica football

Costa Rica 23

Sweden Football

Sweden 24

Senegal football

Senegal 27

Serbia Football

Serbia 34

Australia Football

Australia 36

Iran Football

Iran 37

Morocco football

Morocco 41

Egypt Football

Egypt 45

Nigeria Football

Nigeria 48

Panama FOOTBall

Panama 55

South Korea Football

South Korea 57

Japan Football

Japan 61

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia 67

Russia Football

Russia 70

FIFA World Cup Finals – Qualifiers

Country Qualification Method Date Appearances Last App Best Performance

Russia Football

Russia Host Nation 2-Dec-10 11th 2014 Fourth Place (1966)

Brazil Football

Brazil CONMEBOL Round Robin Winners 28-Mar-17 21st 2014 Winners (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)

Iran Football

Iran AFC Third Round Group A Winners 12-Jun-17 5th 2014 Group Stage (1978, 1998, 2006, 2014)

Japan Football

Japan AFC Third Round Group B Winners 31-Aug-17 6th 2014 Round of 16 (2002, 2010)

Mexico Football

Mexico CONCACAF Fifth Round Winners 1-Sep-17 16th 2014 Quarter-Finals (1970, 1986)

Belgium Football

Belgium UEFA Group H Winners 3-Sep-17 13th 2014 Fourth Place (1986)

South Korea Football

South Korea AFC Third Round Group A Runners-up 5-Sep-17 10th 2014 Fourth Place (2002)

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia AFC Third Round Group B Runners-up 5-Sep-17 5th 2006 Round of 16 (1994)

Germany Football

Germany UEFA Group C Winners 5-Oct-17 19th 2014 Winners (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014)

England Football

England UEFA Group F Winners 5-Oct-17 15th 2014 Winners (1966)

Spain Football

Spain UEFA Group G Winners 6-Oct-17 12th 2014 Winners (2010)

Nigeria Football

Nigeria CAF Group B Winners 7-Oct-17 6th 2014 Round of 16 (1994, 1998, 2014)

Costa Rica football

Costa Rica CONCACAF Fifth Round Runners-Up 7-Oct-17 5th 2014 Quarter-Finals (2014)

Poland Football

Poland UEFA Group E Winners 8-Oct-17 8th 2006 Third Place (1974, 1982)

Egypt Football

Egypt CAF Group E Winners 8-Oct-17 3rd 1990 First Round (1934, 1990)

Serbia Football

Serbia UEFA Group D Winners 9-Oct-17 12th 2010 Fourth Place (1930, 1962)

Iceland football

Iceland UEFA Group I Winners 9-Oct-17 1st None None

France Football

France UEFA Group A Winners 10-Oct-17 15th 2014 Winners (1998)

Portugal Football

Portugal UEFA Group B Winners 10-Oct-17 7th 2014 Third Place (1966)

Uruguay Football

Uruguay CONMEBOL Round Robin 2nd place 10-Oct-17 13th 2014 Winners (1930, 1950)

Argentina Football

Argentina CONMEBOL Round Robin 3rd place 10-Oct-17 17th 2014 Winners (1978, 1986)

Colombia Football

Colombia CONMEBOL Round Robin 4th place 10-Oct-17 6th 2014 Quarter-Finals (2014)

Panama FOOTBall

Panama CONCACAF Fifth Round Third Place 10-Oct-17 1st None None

Senegal football

Senegal CAF Group D Winners 10-Nov-17 2nd 2002 Quarter-Finals (2002)

Morocco football

Morocco CAF Group C Winners 11-Nov-17 5th 1998 Round of 16 (1986)

Tunisia Football

Tunisia CAF Group A Winners 11-Nov-17 5th 2006 Group Stage (1978, 1998, 2002, 2006)

Switzerland Fooball

Switzerland UEFA Play-Off Winners 1 12-Nov-17 11th 2014 Quarter Finals (1934, 1938, 1954)

croatia football

Croatia UEFA Play-Off Winners 2 12-Nov-17 5th 2014 Semi-Final (1998)

Sweden Football

Sweden UEFA Play-Off Winners 3 13-Nov-17 12th 2006 Final (1958)

Denmark Football

Denmark UEFA Play-Off Winners 4 14-Nov-17 5th 2010 Quarter Finals (1998)

Australia Football

Australia CONCACAF / AFC Play-Off Winners 15-Nov-17 5th 2014 Second Round (2006)

Peru football

Peru OFC / CONMEBOL Play-Off Winners 15-Nov-17 5th 1982 Quarter Finals (1970, 1978)

 

 

 

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