Qualification of the national teams on the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

3 September 2017

Within two last days we have learnt the names of two more national teams that have gained early berths on the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, following Russia, Brazil and Iran. These are the national teams of Japan and Mexico. Thus, five of thirty two participants of the 2018 World Cup are already known. And what teams will become the holders of twenty seven vacant berths?

Qualification of the national teams on the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

EUROPE (14 berth). Direct berths on the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 will be given to nine winners of qualification groups. Now the leaders of the groups are France, Switzerland, Germany, Serbia, Poland, England, Spain, Belgium and Croatia.

And four more berths will be played in additional play offs with participation of eight best vice-champions of groups. Today these positions are taken by Sweden, Portugal, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Montenegro, Slovakia, Italy, Greece and Iceland.

SOUTH AMERICA (4+1). After pentachampions, the main challengers for berths are the national teams of Colombia, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina. However, the team that takes the fifth place in the final tournament table should pass play offs with the winner of the Oceania zone that is with New Zealand.

AFRICA (5 berths). Five direct berths, without any play offs, will be received by the winners of five qualification groups. Now the main favorites of the groups are the national teams of Tunisia and Congo (A), Nigeria (V), Morocco and Côte d'Ivoire (C), Burkina Faso and the Republic of South Africa (D), Uganda and Egypt (Е).

NORTH AMERICA (3+1). Three best national teams of CONCACAF zone - Mexico which has already qualified to the World Cup 2018 and the main challengers - teams of Costa Rica and the USA will also receive direct berths. But the 4th national team (Panama or Honduras) is still facing the meeting with the representative of Asia.

ASIA (4+1). In the next few days vice-champions (the main challengers South Korea and Saudi Arabia) will join to the winners of two final groups - Iran and Japan. And here the third final teams of two groups will play with each other for the right to pass the play offs against the fourth national team of North America.

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