World Cup 2018 Finalists

These are the 32 teams that will make it to the World Cup 2018:

AFC

AUSTRALIA - The Socceroos are making their fifth appearance at a World Cup
IRAN - Team Melli were the first Asian team to qualify for Russia 2018
JAPAN - The Japanese have made the Round of 16 on two occasions
KOREA REPUBLIC - The Taeguk Warriors have been a World Cup ever-present since 1986
SAUDI ARABIA - The Saudis made their World Cup debut at USA 1994

CAF

EGYPT - The Pharaohs are making their first world finals appearance since Italy 1990
MOROCCO - The Atlas Lions topped African zone Group C in qualification
NIGERIA - The Super Eagles have only missed one tournament since their debut at USA 1994
SENEGAL - In their debut at Korea/Japan 2002, the Lions of Teranga reached the quarter-finals
TUNISIA - At Argentina 1978, the Carthage Eagles became the first African team to win a World Cup match

CONCACAF

COSTA RICA - Los Ticos impressed at Brazil 2014, making the quarter-finals
MEXICO - The Mexicans lost just once in qualifying for Russia 2018
PANAMA - The central Americans are making their World Cup debut in Russia

CONMEBOL

ARGENTINA - The two-time champions appeared at the inaugural edition at Uruguay 1930
BRAZIL - A Seleção were the first team to qualify after hosts Russia
COLOMBIA - Los Cafeteros coach Jose Pekerman was in charge of his native Argentina at Germany 2006
PERU - The Peruvians return to the world finals for the first time in 36 years
URUGUAY - La Celeste were world champions as hosts in 1930 and at Brazil 1950

UEFA

BELGIUM - The Belgians went undefeated in topping UEFA Group H in qualifying
CROATIA - The Croatians finished third in their World Cup debut at France 1998
DENMARK - The Danes secured qualification with a comfortable play-off win over Republic of Ireland
ENGLAND - The Three Lions have made the finals 14 times from 16 qualifying campaigns
FRANCE - Les Bleus are making a sixth-straight world finals appearance
GERMANY - The defending world champions registered a 100 per cent record in qualifying
ICELAND - The smallest country by population ever to qualify for a World Cup
POLAND - The Poles finished third at Germany 1974 and Spain 1982
PORTUGAL - A Seleção das Quinas are making a fifth-straight finals appearance
RUSSIA - As the Soviet Union, the World Cup hosts finished fourth at England 1966
SERBIA - The Serbs topped UEFA Group D in qualification with only one defeat
SPAIN - Champions in 2010, Spain’s World Cup debut was at Italy 1934
SWEDEN - The Swedes were runners-up as World Cup hosts in 1958
SWITZERLAND - The Swiss have reached the quarter-finals on three occasions