With the group stages of qualifying now over in the UEFA, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL confederations, we take a look at which 22 teams, along with hosts Russia, have booked their place at next summer’s World Cup.
After the final round of fixtures were completed in North and Central America and South America 23 of the 32 teams that will appear at next summer’s 21st installment of the greatest tournament in international football have confirmed their place.
The rest of the teams will be confirmed during next month’s international break when the Inter-Confederation play-offs and the final round of African qualifying will take place.
Wednesday morning saw Argentina, Colombia Uruguay and Panama become the last sides to book their tickets to the tournament, though there were also big-name casualties in the form of Holland, Chile and the USA.
With the likes of Italy and Croatia destined for the play-offs, there could be yet more suprises, but let’s focus on what we are certain of for now.
Here are the 23 sides that can be sure of their place in Russia:
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