Fifa World Cup 2018 | Who needs what to qualify for Russia next year

Argentina and Panama are among the most recent groups to book their places at next summer’s World Cup – however who else still has a shot

We now know 23 of the 32 groups who will play in Russia next summer.

Who is in the play-offs? Who can at present make it? BBC Sport investigates the charming picture.

Who has qualified in Fifa World Cup 2018:

The competition will comprise of 32 groups, with has Russia joined by 31 qualifiers from around the world.

The holders never again qualify naturally, yet Germany have advanced as gathering champs with a 100% winning record in Group C.

There are 21 different sides ensured to be there: Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Costa Rica, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, England, Nigeria, Poland, Egypt, Iceland, Serbia, France, Portugal, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia and Panama.

Full points of interest on the sides who have qualified

Around the world there are as yet different groups planning to make it.

Who are in the European play-offs?

Europe’s places: 14 including has Russia. Officially qualified: Russia, Belgium, Germany, England, Spain, Poland, Iceland, Serbia, Portugal, France

Slovakia were the unfortunate side to complete second in their gathering – behind England – yet pass up a great opportunity.

They completed ninth in the table of sprinters up, with the most exceedingly awful record against the groups in the first place, third, fourth and fifth in their gathering, thus should be observers next summer.

The eight groups who will play each other for places at the World Cup are:

Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Croatia, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Sweden and Greece.

Four of the sides will be seeded for the play-offs in view of the current month’s Fifa rankings, which will be discharged on 16 October.

They will be Switzerland, Italy, Croatia and Denmark, implying that there can be no Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland play-off.

Street to Russia: The key dates

17 October: Europe play-off draw (Zurich)

9-11 November: Play-off first legs

12-14 November: Play-off second legs

1 December: Groups are drawn

14 June – 15 July 2018: World Cup

South America – Over to you, Peru

South America places: 4 (in addition to a play-off place). Officially qualified: Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Argentina

A sensational night of qualifying on Tuesday saw Argentina among the qualifiers in South America.

Chile were the side to slide out of dispute by and large, implying that Peru – who drew 1-1 with Colombia – now head into the play-offs.

They will confront New Zealand more than two legs one month from now for a place in the finals.

Concacaf – Honduras heading the distance?

North America, Central America and Caribbean places: 3 (in addition to a play-off place). Officially qualified: Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama

Honduras beat Mexico 3-2 on Tuesday to exploit the United States’ oversight against Trinidad and Tobago and assume the play-off position.

They will now confront Australia more than two legs.

Panama crushed Costa Rica to likewise jump the US and take the programmed capability compartment.

Asia – Australia into play-offs

Asia places: 4 (in addition to a play-off place). Officially qualified: Iran, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia

Syria’s impossible fifa world cup 2018 dream is over after Tim Cahill’s additional time header implied Australia advanced 3-2 on total to the last qualifying tie.

Australia will now play Honduras from the Concacaf segment for a place in the finals.

Africa – Nigeria secure their place

African spots: 5. Effectively qualified: Nigeria, Egypt

Nigeria secured a 6th World Cup appearance with a 1-0 prevail upon Zambia, while Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah struck damage time victor as Egypt vanquished Congo to achieve the competition out of the blue since 1990, yet Africa Cup of Nations champions Cameroon are out of the running.

There are no play-offs in Africa, with the group that best each of the five qualifying bunches experiencing. Tunisia, Morocco and Senegal are the other current gathering pioneers.

Oceania – New Zealand anticipate adversaries

Oceania places: One play-off place. Officially qualified: None

New Zealand beat the Solomon Islands more than two legs (as victors of their individual gatherings) to book their place in the between mainland play-offs, and will go up against Peru in November.