Full 32 team list for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

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All 32 participants have been decided for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The agony and the ecstasy of World Cup Qualifying was on full display; Panama and Iceland made history by qualifying for their first-ever World Cup Finals, while there were scenes of heartbreak in Milan when Italy failed to secure a World Cup place for the first time in 60 years.

Ahead of the official Draw in Moscow on December 1, we take a quick look at the 32 teams who will compete in the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup.

Europe

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Russia

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Qualified as: Hosts

World Cup Appearances:  10 (2014 most recent)

Best Performance: 4th place (1966)

 

Belgium

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Qualified as: UEFA Group H winners

World Cup Appearances: 12 (2014 most recent)

Best Performance: 4th place (1986)

 

Germany

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Qualified as: UEFA Group C winners

World Cup Appearances: 18 (2014 most recent)

Best Performance: Winners (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014)

 

England

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Qualified as: UEFA Group F winners

World Cup Appearances: 14 (2014 most recent)

Best Performance: Winners (1966)

 

Spain

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Qualified as: UEFA Group G winners

World Cup Appearances: 14 (2014 most recent)

Best Performance: Winners (2010)

 

Poland

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 Qualified as: UEFA Group E winners

World Cup Appearances: 7 (2006 most recent)

Best Performance: 3rd place (1974, 1982)

 

Iceland

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Qualified as: UEFA Group I winners

World Cup Appearances: None (debut appearance)

 

Serbia

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Qualified as: UEFA Group D winners

World Cup Appearances: 11 (2010 most recent)

Best Performance: 4th place (1930, 1962)

 

Portugal

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Qualified as: UEFA Group B winners

World Cup Appearances: 6 (2014 most recent)

Best Performance: 3rd place (1966)

 

France

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Qualified as: UEFA Group A winners

World Cup Appearances: 14 (2014 most recent)

Best Performance: Winners (1998)

 

Switzerland

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Qualified as: UEFA Second Round winners

World Cup Appearances: 10 (2014 most recent)

Best Performance: Quarter-Finals (1934, 1938, 1954)

 

Croatia

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Qualified as: UEFA Second Round winners

World Cup Appearances: 4 (2014 most recent)

Best Performance: 3rd place (1998)

 

Sweden

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Qualified as: UEFA Second Round winners

World Cup Appearances: 11 (2006 most recent)

Best Performance: Runners-up (1958)

 

Denmark

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Qualified as: UEFA Second Round winners

World Cup Appearances: 4 (2010 most recent)

Best Performance: Quarter-Finals (1998)

 

South America

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Brazil

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Qualified as: CONMEBOL winners

World Cup Appearances: 20 (2014 most recent)

Best Performance: Winners (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)

 

Uruguay

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Qualified as: CONMEBOL runners-up

World Cup Appearances: 12 (2014 most recent)

Best Performance: Winners (1930, 1950)

 

Argentina

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Qualified as: CONMEBOL 3rd place

World Cup Appearances: 16 (2014 most recent)

Best Performance: Winners (1978, 1986)

 

Colombia

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Qualified as: CONMEBOL 4th place

World Cup Appearances: 5 (2014 most recent)

Best Performance: Quarter-Finals (2014)

Peru

world cup  Qualified as: CONMEBOL vs OFC play-off winners

World Cup Appearances: 4 (1982 most recent)

Best Performance: Quarter-Finals (1970)

                                                                                   

North America, Central America & Caribbean

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Mexico

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Qualified as: CONCACAF 5th Round winners

World Cup Appearances: 15 (2014 most recent)

Best Performance: Quarter-Finals (1970, 1986)

 

Costa Rica

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Qualified as: CONCACAF 5th Round runners-up

World Cup Appearances: 4 (2014 most recent)

Best Performance: Quarter-Finals (2014)

 

Panama

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Qualified as: CONCACAF 5th Round 3rd place

World Cup Appearances: None (debut appearance)

 

Africa

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Nigeria

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Qualified as: CAF 3rd Round Group B winners

World Cup Appearances: 5 (2014 most recent)

Best Performance: Round of 16 (1994, 1998, 2014)

 

Egypt

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Qualified as: CAF 3rd Round Group E winners

World Cup Appearances: 2 (1990 most recent)

Best Performance: 1st Round (1934, 1990)

 

Senegal

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Qualified as: CAF 3rd Round Group D winners

World Cup Appearances: 1 (2002 most recent)

Best Performance: Quarter-Finals (2002)

 

Morocco

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Qualified as: CAF 3rd Round Group C winners

World Cup Appearances: 4 (1998 most recent)

Best Performance: Round of 16 (1986)

 

Tunisia

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Qualified as: CAF 3rd Round Group A winners

World Cup Appearances: 4 (2006 most recent)

Best Performance: Group Stage (1978, 1998, 2002, 2006)

 

Asia

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Iran

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Qualified as: AFC 3rd Round Group A winners

World Cup Appearances: 4 (2014 most recent)

Best Performance: Group Stage (1978, 1998, 2006, 2014)

 

Japan

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Qualified as: AFC 3rd Round Group B winners

World Cup Appearances: 5 (2014 most recent)

Best Performance: Round of 16 (2002, 2010)

 

South Korea

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Qualified as: AFC 3rd Round Group A runners-up

World Cup Appearances: 9 (2014 most recent)

Best Performance: 4th place (2002)

 

Saudi Arabia

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Qualified as: AFC 3rd Round Group B runners-up

World Cup Appearances: 4 (2006 most recent)

Best Performance: Round of 16 (1994)

 

Australia

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Qualified as: CONCACAF vs AFC play-off winners

World Cup Appearances: 4 (2014 most recent)

Best Performance: Round of 16 (2006)

 

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