As the 2018 World Cup qualifying games reach the final phase we now know 23 of the participating nations at next summer's World Cup.
Europe: Belgium, England, Germany, Poland, Russia (as hosts), Spain, Iceland, Serbia, France, and Portugal.
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Eight nations (Switzerland, Croatia, Denmark, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Greece and Northern Ireland) have qualified for the play-offs games which will be staged in November to determine the 13 nations that will be in Russia.
On Monday night Iceland beat Kosovo 2-0 to ensure they topped their group and became the smallest ever country to qualify for the World Cup. And Serbia also booked their place in Russia with a 1-0 win over Kosovo.
Africa: Egypt, Nigeria
The final fixtures in the CAF Federation take place in early November with Tunisia and Senegal favorites to join Nigeria and Egypt with a tense game guaranteed as Morocco travel to face Ivory Coast with a point being enough for the "Lions of the Atlas"
Asia: Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea
COMNEBOL: Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay
The COMNEBOL qualifying campaign concluded last night with Argentina digging deep and a Lionel Messi hat-trick away to Ecuador being enough for the Albiceleste to secure an automatic place.
Peru who finished fifth will now face a home and away play-off against the winners of the Oceania region New Zealand with the winner heading to Russia.
CONCACAF: Mexico, Costa Rica & Panama
The USA failed to make a World Cup final for the first time since 1986 after a night of high drama in the CONCACAF region after losing away to already eliminated Trinidad & Tobago with Panama securing a spot at a World Cupo final for the first time in history with a 2-1 home win over Costa Rica.
Honduras secured fourth place and will play Australia (who beat Syria in the AFC play-off) in a two legged play off in November.