FIFA Men's World Cup

Teams That Have Qualified For The World Cup

Only 30 teams can qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Here's a complete list of the teams that have qualified, which we will update when new teams qualify.

1) Russia. Host-UEFA

2) Brazil. CONMEBOL

3) Iran. AFC

4) Japan. AFC

5) Mexico. CONCACAF

6) Belgium. UEFA

7) South Korea. AFC

8) Saudi Arabia. AFC

9) Germany. UEFA

10) England. UEFA

11) Spain. UEFA

12) Nigeria. CAF

13) Costa Rica. COCACAF

14) Poland. UEFA

15) Egypt. CAF

16) Iceland. UEFA

17) Serbia. UEFA

Awful Penalty Call Means Northern Ireland Are Almost Certainly Not Qualifying For Russia

Northern Ireland's World Cup hopes were all but dashed Thursday as the hosts lost 1-0 to Switzerland in the first leg of their World Cup playoff. The goal came via a Ricardo Rodriguez penalty in the 56th minute. Ricardo Rodriguez should not have scored that goal because a penalty should not have been called. Take a look for yourself:

Taylor Twellman is adamant that this is a penalty and you know what, reader? Taylor Twellman is wrong.

Ludicrous Goalkeeping Mistake Portends Shocking Greek Defensive Collapse Against Croatia

Of the four UEFA World Cup qualifying playoffs, few would have expected this sort of entertainment from the Croatia vs. Greece match. Greece, a team that once turned winning while attacking as little as possible into an art form, were away to a resolute Croatia with its star striker on the bench in what is usually a cagey first leg. But the match was refreshingly exciting. 

FIFA Confirms Each And Every Vote For 2026 World Cup Host Open To Public Viewing

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has come through on his promise to make the World Cup bidding process more transparent and open to scrutiny after the fallout following the 2010 vote which saw the 2018 and 2022 World Cups handed to Russia and Qatar. 

On June 13, 2018, 211 member federations and the 38-person FIFA council will decide who’ll win the right to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, and all of those votes will be open to public viewing. 

Previews And Predictions For The Gut-Wrenching UEFA World Cup Playoffs

Between November 9 and November 14, the complete European field for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will be decided over the course of eight gut-wrenching playoff ties. The two-legged affairs will mark the final cuts in a qualifying marathon that began with 54 hopefuls back on September 4, 2016, and will end with 14 European nations vying for glory next summer.

There’s No Shame In Being Way Too Excited About El Tri’s Upcoming Pair Of Friendlies

Mexico are certainly not taking it easy with regards to November’s international window. Friendlies against Belgium and Poland in Brussels and Gdansk represent World Cup warmups against the nations currently ranked fifth and sixth in the world, and their UEFA qualifying campaigns certainly give credence to those high-water marks.

Michael Bradley And Jozy Altidore Respond To “Classless” RB Arena Chants

Monday night’s playoff encounter between the New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC saw the continuation of a narrative that’ll likely follow TFC for years to come: wherever the club goes, Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore are not going to be given a warm reception. It began on October 22 with Toronto’s visit to Atlanta, TFC’s first road match since that unspeakable encounter between the United States and Trinidad & Tobago. It continued on Monday night at Red Bull Arena.

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