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See the 32 Teams that Have Qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia

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See the 32 Teams that Have Qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia
Joyous Peru players: now bound for Russia World Cup
 
A list of the 32 teams that have qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia have been revealed as Peru clinched the last qualification ticket.
Peru became the last country to secure qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia by beating New Zealand yesterday night. 
 
Here is a list of the 32 countries to play in the World Cup 2018
 
1. Russia: The hosts qualified when they won the chance to host the competition back in Dec 2010.
 
2. Brazil: CONMEBOL round robin winners, qualified way back on March 28, 2017
 
3. Iran: AFC third round group A winners
 
4. Japan: AFC third round group B winners
 
5. South Korea: Runners-up to Iran in Group A
 
6. Saudi Arabia: Runners-up in Group B
 
7. Mexico: North and central America and Caribbean round 5 winners
 
8. Belgium: Uefa group H winners (first European team) who qualified on Sept 3
 
9. Germany: Sealed their place as Group C winners after beating Northern Ireland 3-1 in Belfast
 
10. England: Gareth Southgate's side beat Slovenia at Wembley to secure their spot in Russia as winners of Group F
 
11. Poland: Poland became to fourth European team to qualify having dropped points in just two games in Group E
 
12. Costa Rica: Reached their fourth World Cup finals with a game remaining from their CONCACAF qualification group
 
13. Nigeria: Became the first side from Africa to reach Russia and have now missed just one tournament – Germany 2006 – since first qualifying 1994
 
14. Egypt: Mohamed Salah scored twice to send the north Africans into their first finals since 1990
 
15. Iceland: Have qualified for their first ever World Cup, pipping Croatia to a guaranteed place in Russia
 
16. Serbia: Winners of Group D
 
17. Spain: The 2010 champions qualified as Group G winners finishing five points ahead of Italy
 
18. France: Qualified as winners of Group A
 
19. Portugal: Beat Switzerland in their final qualification game to reach next summer's finals
 
20. Panama: Reached their first World Cup after beating Costa Rica in the final group game of their qualification campaign
 
21. Argentina: Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in his side's final qualification game to secure their place in the finals
 
22. Uruguay: Finished second to Brazil in their group to secure their place in the finals
 
23. Colombia: Took the fourth and final automatic qualification spot in the South American group 
 
24. Senegal: CAF Group D winners
 
25. Morocco: CAF Group C winners
 
26. Tunisia: CAF Group A winners
 
27. Switzerland: Won two-leg play-off with Northern Ireland
 
28. Croatia: Won two-leg play-off with Greece
 
29. Sweden: Won two-leg play-off with Italy
 
30. Denmark - Won two-leg play-off with Republic of Ireland
 
31. Australia - Defeated Honduras in a two-leg play-off
 
32. Peru - Secured last place with victory over New Zealand in two-leg play-off

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