World Cup 2018: Who's in and who's still alive

With the qualification of Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia and Panama on Tuesday, the number of confirmed finalists for the 2018 World Cup grew to 23. Nine others will have to wait until November to book their tickets to Russia. In all 43 teams are still alive.

World Cup 2018 confirmed finalists (22):
TEAM (PREVIOUS APPEARANCES)
Russia (10)
Brazil (20)
Iran (4)
Japan (5)
Mexico (15)
Belgium (12)
South Korea (9)
Saudi Arabia (4)
Germany (18)
England (14)
Spain (14)
Nigeria (5)
Costa Rica (4)
Poland (7)
Egypt (2)
Iceland (0)
Serbia (11)
France (14)
Portugal (6)
Argentina (16)

Uruguay (12)
Colombia (5)
Panama (1)
In bold: 2014 finalists.

Finalists to be decided in November (9):
Intercontinental playoffs (2): Honduras or Australia; Peru or New Zealand.
Europe playoffs (4): Sweden; Switzerland; Northern Ireland; Ireland; Denmark; Italy; Greece; Croatia.
Africa (3): Tunisia or DR Congo; Morocco or Ivory Coast; Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde Islands, South Africa.

World Cup 2014 finalists out (7):
Algeria
Cameroon
Ghana
Ecuador
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Netherlands
Chile
USA
2 comments about "World Cup 2018: Who's in and who's still alive".
  1. Gus Keri, October 10, 2017 at 10:33 a.m.

    Few correction:

    1- There will be only 20 countries still alive after today.

    2- Europe playoffs: should read as "Greece or Slovakia." Bosnia & Herzegovina is already eliminated. Even if they ended up second in the group, they will be the worst runners-up team.

    3- Africa (3): should read as "Senegal, Burkina Faso or Cape Verde Islands, or South Africa"
    South Africa is still alive because their first game against Senegal will be replayed.

  2. Mark Calcat, October 10, 2017 at 11:12 p.m.

    As of today, Sunil Gulati has completed in his mission to decimate both of the National Teams. His decisions have been atrocious and he should have been fired after the Olympic fiasco. But he wasn't done yet. With the collapse of Men's National Team, the money will dry up and we will be back where we were before the cash infusion of the 1994 World Cup. He is a diplomat at best and has failed utterly as a leader. 

    I suggest USSF hire Hope Solo to kick his sorry behind out the back door.  She would probably pay for the privelege. 

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