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Here Are All The Nations That Have Already Qualified For The 2018 World Cup

Here Are All The Nations That Have Already Qualified For The 2018 World Cup

As each confederation reaches the climactic moments of their World Cup qualifying series, twenty-three nations are already certain of their place in Russia next summer.

With the likes of Croatia, Italy, Peru and Ireland amongst those whose presence at the 2018 World Cup is as yet unconfirmed, Chile and the United States have joined Cameroon in being the respective continental champions who will not participate in the World Cup.

Below is a quick guide through those who have already qualified, those who are looking likely to, and a selection of the surprising nations who have, or may yet, miss out.

Qualified Nations:

Europe:

Russia (Hosts)

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Belgium

England

France

Germany

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Iceland

Poland

Portugal

Serbia

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Spain

South America:

Brazil

Uruguay

Argentina

Colombia

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Africa:

Egypt

Nigeria

Asia:

Iran

Japan

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Saudi Arabia

South Korea

North, Central America & Caribbean:

Costa Rica

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Mexico

Panama

Still Able To Qualify:

Europe - Switzerland, Denmark, Croatia, Italy, Sweden, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Greece

South America - Peru

Africa - Tunisia, Morocco/Ivory Coast, Senegal

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Asia - Australia

North, Central America & Caribbean - Honduras

Oceania - New Zealand

What Happens Now?

With the European play-off ties to be determined on October 17th, Australia, Peru, Honduras and New Zealand now know what stands between them and the World Cup.

On the 6th and 14th of November, Peru will face New Zealand while Australia take on Honduras for a place in Russia.

 

Arthur James O'Dea

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