12 countries make sure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup

A total of 12 nations including the hosts of Russia have managed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals, ahead of the final qualifying match to be held in the middle of next week. and will bring home the world cup plaque

Four countries from Asia that ensure escape are Iran, Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. The winner of the match between Australia against Syria will meet the fourth-ranked zone of Concacaf in the play-off round in November 2017. For more information you can visit http://www.award.com

Nigeria became the first African continent country to qualify for the World Cup in Russia. There are still four countries from the four African zone groups that are likely to qualify, some of which are Tunisia, Senegal, Egypt and Morocco at the top of the table in each group.

The North American, Central and Caribbean zone (Concacaf) has sent Mexico as its first representative. There are still two rations to Russia that are likely to be contested by the United States, Costa Rica and Canada.

Brazil who leads the Latin American zone standings (Conmebol) became the first team to qualify. Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Argentina and Paraguay will scramble three rations remaining for automatic escape and a play-off position against teams from Oceania.

Europe has sent four countries including Germany, Britain, Spain and Belgium who are leaders in each group. The European zone still leaves five other group leaders to qualify for Russia based on the results of the last game.

The eight nations ranked second in the European zone standings will play a playoff game in November.

The 2018 World Cup group stage match will be held in early December 2017, FIFA said.

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