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Update: 23 Teams Have Qualified For The World Cup So Far

Revealed: 23 Teams Have Qualified For The 2018 FIFA World Cup So Far

By David Kappel - Oct 11, 2017 08:59 AM @kappilinho

Twenty-three of the 32 participants of the 2018 FIFA World Cup have already booked their tickets to Russia. Read on to find out which nations have qualified for next year's tournament!

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both booked their spot in Russia after Argentina beat Ecuador 3-1 away from home courtesy of a hat-trick from the FC Barcelona superstar and Portugal beat Switzerland 2-0.

Here is a complete overview of all the teams that have qualified for Russia 2018:

Europe (10): Russia (hosts) Belgium, England, Germany, Spain, Poland, Serbia, Iceland, France, Portugal

The eight best runners-up of the nine European qualifying groups will face each other in two playoffs, with the draw taking place on 17 October – they are: Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Denmark (all likely to be seeded), Northern Ireland, Sweden, Republic of Ireland and Greece (likely to be unseeded, with the seeding based on the upcoming FIFA ranking, which will be announced on 16 October).

South America (4): Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia

The fifth-placed side on the South American qualification table, Peru, will face New Zealand in an intercontinental playoff in November.

Africa (2): Nigeria, Egypt

Three more African teams will qualify during the final group fixtures in November.

North, Central & Caribbean America (3): Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama

Asia (4): Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea

Australia beat Syria 3-2 on aggregate to book their spot in an intercontinental playoff against Honduras, who finished fourth in North, Central and Caribbean America ahead of the United States, in November.

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Oceania (0): The winner of the Oceanian qualification group, New Zealand, will face Peru in an intercontinental playoff in November. 

Which other teams do you think will still qualify for the 2018 World Cup? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Sayder Joined: 10 Feb 2015
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Sayder Oct 11, 2017 10:01 PM
White supremacy hard at work Europe with 10 teams already but still some to play for W/C qualifications and still say the playing field is level?
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Mxolisingongoma Joined: 26 May 2015
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Mxolisingongoma Oct 11, 2017 08:18 PM
Italy, Switzerland and Denmark will qualify if they don't play each other during play-offs.
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Matupa11 Joined: 12 Jul 2017
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Matupa11 Oct 11, 2017 05:27 PM
tau zwane dolly vilakazi jali kekana.yes the team look like Downs Zungu is not there but chemistry is there between them. Serero,ndlovu,manyama,mokotjo, Furman on the bench the defence know what's up Just hope Khune is fit,he is key!
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Matupa11 Joined: 12 Jul 2017
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Matupa11 Oct 11, 2017 05:03 PM
sad for Chile they were not hot enough and the dutch,I think Holland its time to groom new world class players the likes of van persie sneijder robben de jongh is over, don't forgot Wales bale couldn't bail them owt.The likes of USA will be miss with their supporters a global more money profiting country and viewers.Bafana you left it to LATE Senegal is deadly Avatars strait owta Dakar ready to die Khune is going to need 4 hands,Baxter team selection and game plan is in your hands your plans didn't work against Islanders you got your work cut out fo yu.gooodluck
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TrueLegend Joined: 14 Jun 2015
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TrueLegend Oct 11, 2017 02:24 PM
Will be a competition to remember.
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king mosha Joined: 17 Aug 2017
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king mosha Oct 11, 2017 01:45 PM
lets go boys
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Zakes2324 Joined: 16 Nov 2013
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Zakes2324 Oct 11, 2017 01:09 PM
Qualifying for WC is in Bafana's hands,Jst beat Senegal home and away then we sorted
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mpedi10 Joined: 17 Aug 2017
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mpedi10 Oct 11, 2017 01:01 PM
BAFANA can still do it . Senegal dont scare us , Baxter just need to pick the best squad , as we all know RSA has the best local and abroad ......as the replacement for red carded ZUNGU , Baxter must call May Mahlangu ,SERERO, DOLLY , MAHLANGU, RANTIE, MOKOTJO, NDLOVU,ERASMUS,PHIRI,MOTHIBA let all the big names from europe come .............BAXTER MUST ALSO CONVINCE ANDREW SURMAN and RETSOS to come and play for bafana ZWANE ,TAU , VILAKAZI, TYSON , LANGERMAN,HLANTI, KHUNE , HELP US BOYS PLZ WE NEED THOSE 2 VICTORIES
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Mzex Joined: 16 May 2017
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Mzex Oct 11, 2017 12:59 PM
Ngathi ubaxter wayethengiwe ngeke vele cekele iqembu phansi kanje futhi sola yona senegal
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Mentashe Oct 11, 2017 12:22 PM
Iceland?
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Maloh11 Joined: 10 Apr 2017
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Maloh11 Oct 11, 2017 11:29 AM
eish bafana bafana mara poor selection of Baxter costs us that two leg with islanders
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khazamola81@gmail.com Oct 11, 2017 11:10 AM
Khune,Zwane,Tau,Serero,Dolly,M okotjo plz keep our hopes alive boyz
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Mavhaisi Nkuna Oct 11, 2017 09:48 AM
Ivorycoast,Tunisia,Senegal in Africa wuld join Nigeria&Egypt
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CeleVulu Oct 11, 2017 09:37 AM
Morocco and Tunisia in Africa

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