Hosts Russia will kick off the 2018 World Cup finals in 100 days in opposition to Saudi Arabia in Moscow at the same time as protecting champions Germany will begin against Mexico.
Five-time winners Brazil will face Switzerland of their first Group E fit with Costa Rica and Serbia making up one of the tougher organizations. European champions Portugal will play pals Spain of their first healthy in Group B, at the same time as Argentina turned into located in Group D with beginners Iceland, Croatia, and Nigeria. England will face the other debut nation Panama in Group G however open against Tunisia before facing the group’s top seeds Belgium.
World Cup 2018: Full List of Qualified, Eligible Teams
The United States did no longer qualify for the World Cup for the primary time in more than three many years. There are, but, 23 international locations that have clinched spots and a host of others nevertheless alive in final-danger qualifiers.
Here’s the list of countries that have certified for the 2018 World Cup:
- Russia (Host)
- South Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- Costa Rica
Three African companies haven’t begun to be decided. Tunisia leads Group A with thirteen points. To increase, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (10 factors) will want to beat Guinea in November, have Tunisia lose to Libya and also make up a two-intention deficit within the differential.
Morocco (9 factors) and Ivory Coast (eight) will vie for Group C. Morocco has not allowed a aim through its first 5 fits and has a plus-nine aim differential. The international locations will play Nov. 11 in Ivory Coast. Senegal (eight factors) leads Group D although it has best played four suits; its 2-1 loss to South Africa in November 2016 could be replayed Nov. 10. Burkina Faso and Cape Verde each have six points.
Elsewhere, six extra spots may be determined by using qualifiers. Here’s the list of European groups with a purpose to play domestic-and-home playoffs:
- Northern Ireland
- Republic of Ireland
The pairings have no longer been determined, but the four winners will increase to the World Cup.Australia and Honduras will twice pass head-to-head between Nov. 6-14 for one qualifying spot, and New Zealand and Peru may even vie for one World Cup berth.