The 23 nations that have already booked their place for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, ahead of this week’s series of playoffs:
Europe: Belgium, England, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Russia (as hosts), Serbia, Spain, France, Portugal
Africa: Egypt, Nigeria
Asia: Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea
North, Central America and Caribbean: Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama
South America: Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia
The nine remaining places will be decided by Wednesday, November 15. They will go to:
– The four winners of the European play-offs: Croatia v Greece, Northern Ireland v Switzerland, Sweden v Italy, Denmark v Republic of Ireland
– The two winners of intercontinental play-offs: Peru v New Zealand, Australia v Honduras.
– The winners of the three undecided groups in Africa.