Just eight teams from around the
continents have qualified for the 2018
World Cup as others still justle for
After a week of International football with
stars in action to make things work for
their respective countries in the World Cup
qualifiers, seven teams have booked their
spot in the much awaited tournament,
other than the host country Russia. The
teams are Belgium, Brazil, Mexico, Iran,
South Korea, Japan and Saudi Arabia.
Here are the teams that have so far
qualified for the 2018 Russia World Cup
From Europe –
RUSSIA: Russia gets automatic
qualification for being the host country.
The team needs to put their best foot
forward after getting knocked out in the
group stage Confederations Cup.
BELGIUM: Belgium has been the first
nation to get selected after they defeated
Bosnia-Herzegovina and Greece in the
From South America –
BRAZIL: The 2014 World Cup semifinalists
booked their place in the next World Cup
back in March. They stand at the top of the
table, after drawing 1-1 to Columbia on
From North, Central America and
MEXICO: Mexico have remained unbeaten
in their qualifying round and booked their
spot for the World Cup by beating Panama
From Asia –
IRAN: Iran, who drew against Syria 2-2 last
night, made it to their fifth yet second
consecutive World Cup. They have,
however, only managed one win in the
tournament so far.
SOUTH KOREA: This is going to be South
Korea’s ninth successive appearance at the
World Cup, having qualified after winning
four out of ten games.
JAPAN: Japan is going to make its sixth
consecutive appearance at the World Cup
SAUDI ARABIA: Soudi Arabia will be
making an appearance at the World Cup
for the first time since 2006.
Other than these countries, Spain and
Serbia are on the verge of qualifying after
wins on Tuesday, while Croatia and Iceland
are top of a very tight Group I. Spain
maintained its three-point advantage over
second-placed Italy with two matches
From Africa —
No team in Africa has qualified yet.