FIFA world cup 2018 edition is all set to be played in Russia between 14 June and 15 July. 32 national football teams from six confederations (UEFA, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, CAF, AFC, OFC) are set to rock the tournament. Germany will be title defending champion in 21st FIFA football world cup.
Teams qualification format
Since it’s a 32-team world cup, teams come from various confederations after winning so many games and crossing hurdles.
UEFA (Union of European Football Associations)
14 teams from UEFA confederation play into 2018 FIFA World Cup. Excluding Russia, 13 teams will make into main event of biggest tournament starting from 14th June.
CAF (Confederation of African Football)
Five teams from African confederations will enter in the world cup 2018.
CONMEBOL (South American Football Confederation)
Top four teams will through directly to the world cup 2018 after completion of qualification process. One team from CONMEBOL region to play inter-confederations playoff to seal berth for main world cup event. This CONMEBOL team will play winner of OFC confederation in the inter-confederations playoff.
Brazil became first team to qualify for FIFA world cup 2018.
CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football)
Three teams from CONCACAF confederation will be playing in 2018 fifa wc. 1 team will be playing inter confederation playoffs against AFC.
AFC (Asian Football Confederation)
Four teams from Asia confederation to be featured in the football world cup in Russia. Meanwhile one team to contest in inter-confederation knockout to make it into main competition.
OFC (Oceania Football Confederation)
Winner of OFC qualifying stage will be playing inter-confederation playoff against CONMEBOL to feature in the 2018 FIFA world cup.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Teams Qualification
|Confederation||Teams to Qualify|
|CONMEBOL||4 + (1 team inter-confederation
|AFC||4 + (1 team inter-confederation
|CONCACAF||3 + (1 team inter-confederation
|OFC||1 team inter-confederation
Inter Confederation Playoffs
|Playoff 1||CONMEBOL vs OFC|
|Playoff 2||CONCACAF vs AFC|
|Total teams||32 (30 direct qualify + 2 qualify from inter-confederations playoff)|
Qualified 32 teams for fifa world cup 2018
1. Russia (Host)
2. Brazil (CONMEBOL)
3. Iran (AFC)
4. Japan (AFC)
5. Mexico (CONCACAF)
6. Belgium (UEFA)
7. Korea Republic (AFC)
8. Saudi Arabia (AFC)
9. Germany (UEFA)
10. England (UEFA)
11. Spain (UEFA)
12. Nigeria (CAF)
13. Costa Rica (CONCACAF)
14. Poland (UEFA)
15. Egypt (CAF)
16. Iceland (UEFA)
17. Serbia (UEFA)
18. Portugal (UEFA)
19. France (UEFA)
20. Uruguay (CONMEBOL)
21. Argentina (CONMEBOL)
22. Colombia (CONMEBOL)
23. Panama (CONCACAF)
24. Senegal (CAF)
25. Morocco (CAF)
26. Tunisia (CAF)
27. Switzerland (UEFA)
28. Croatia (UEFA)
29. Sweden (UEFA)
30. Denmark (UEFA)
31. Australia (Playoff Winner AFC)
32. Peru (Playoff Winner CONMEBOL)
Which team do you think will win 2018 FIFA world cup in Russia? What’s your prediction?