2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
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The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification decides 31 of the 32 teams which will play in the World Cup. All 209 FIFA member associations are eligible to enter the qualifying process.
at start of event
|Russia||Host||2 December 2010||11th||2014||Fourth place (1966)|
Summary of qualification
|NOTE: The number of teams participating in the main tournament is 32. The division over the continents, however, is subject to change. This list is only provisional, based on the 2010 and 2014 tournaments.|
|Confederation||Teams started||Teams that have secured qualification||Teams that can still qualify||Teams that have been eliminated||Remaining places in finals||Total places in finals||Qualifying start date||Qualifying end date|
|CONMEBOL||0||0||4 or 5||4 or 5|
|OFC||0||0||0 or 1||0 or 1|
- "Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup extends its responsibilities to cover 2018 and 2022". fifa.com. 19 March 2013.
- "Calendar". FIFA.com.
- This is the 4th appearance of Russia at the FIFA World Cup. However FIFA considers Russia as the successor team of the Soviet Union.
- Russia's best result is group stage in 1994 and 2002. However FIFA considers Russia as the successor team of the Soviet Union.