Panama will be making their maiden World Cup appearance in Russia. Their FIFA ranking is 55.
Belgium finished at the top of their qualifying group. Their FIFA ranking is 3.
Korea Republic will be making their tenth World Cup appearance in Russia
Sweden finished second in their group but made it to the World Cup thanks to a 1-0 aggregate play-off win over Italy.
Mexico qualified for the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Panama and with three matches remaining
Germany, the winners of the FIFA World Cup, return to Russia with an aim to retain the title
Serbia booked their spot in the World Cup by winning their group.
Costa Rica earned their spot in the World Cup thanks to claiming one of the automatic spots from the CONCACAF region. Their FIFA ranking is 23.
Switzerland booked their spot in the World Cup thanks to a 1-0 aggregate play-off win over Northern Ireland. Their FIFA ranking is 6.
Brazil was the first team from CONMEBOL to qualify for the 2018 World Cup
Nigeria was the first team from Africa to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Croatia finished second in Europe’s Group I and made it to the World Cup, thanks to a 4-1 aggregate play-off win over Greece.
Iceland has qualified for the first time for the World Cup.
Argentina finished third in the CONMEBOL standings, reaching the tournament on the final match day.
Denmark booked a spot in the World Cup thanks to a 5-1 aggregate playoff win over the Republic of Ireland.
Peru ended their 36-year World Cup drought by finishing fifth in the South American Qualifiers and defeating New Zealand in the Intercontinental playoff.
Australia became the 31st team to qualify for the World Cup after defeating Honduras in their Intercontinental playoff.
France topped Europe Group A to book a spot in the World Cup. France has qualified for all World Cups since 1994. Their FIFA ranking is 7.
Iran became the first team from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, 2018. Their FIFA ranking is 36.
Morocco has qualified for the fifth FIFA World Cup and for the first time in 20 years.
Spain finished on top of Europe’s Group G to qualify for the World Cup in Russia.
Portugal finished on top of Europe’s Group B by the margin of one goal to qualify for the World Cup in Russia.
Uruguay came second in the CONMEBOL (South American Football Confederation) table in the World Cup Qualifying play-offs.
This will be the fifth appearance of Saudi Arabia in the FIFA World Cup and first since 2006.
Russia qualified automatically since it is the host country for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Their FIFA ranking is 70. Let’s look at Russia’s official squad for FIFA World Cup, 2018.