Preliminary Draw

Qualifiers

  • Africa

    Not Started

    The draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Preliminary Competition for the African Zone took place on 25 July in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The results of the draw will be available shortly.

    53Participating Teams
    0/5Qualified to Russia 2018
  • Asia

    Currently playing: Round 2 (June 2015-March 2016)

    The Asian Football Confederation's Preliminary Competition offers four and a half berths at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

    45Participating Teams
    0/4.5Qualified to Russia 2018
  • Europe

    Not Started

    Europe’s Preliminary Competition offers the highest number of berths at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: thirteen in total.

    52Participating Teams
    1/14Qualified to Russia 2018
  • North, Central America and Caribbean

    Currently playing: Round 2 (June 2015)

    The North, Central America and Caribbean’s Preliminary Competition offers three and a half berths at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

    35Participating Teams
    0/3.5Qualified to Russia 2018
  • Oceania

    Not Started

    The Oceania Football Confederation’s Preliminary Competition offers half a berth at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

    11Participating Teams
    0/0.5Qualified to Russia 2018
  • South America

    Not Started

    South America’s Preliminary Competition offers four and a half berths at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

    10Participating Teams
    0/4.5Qualified to Russia 2018

Destination

Organisation

  • Nizhny Novgorod ready to start stadium construction

  • Emblem a hit in Russia

  • Generation 2018 comes into play

World Cup Timeline

  • Uruguay 1930
  • Italy 1934
  • France 1938
  • Brazil 1950
  • Switzerland 1954
  • Sweden 1958
  • Chile 1962
  • England 1966
  • Mexico 1970
  • Germany 1974
  • Argentina 1978
  • Spain 1982
  • Mexico 1986
  • Italy 1990
  • USA 1994
  • France 1998
  • Korea/Japan 2002
  • Germany 2006
  • South Africa 2010
  • Brazil 2014
  • Qatar 2022

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