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2018 World Cup: Who has qualified for the finals in Russia next year

Final grid for 2018 World Cup Russia
With 32 teams having qualified, the field for the 2018 World Cup in Russia is set.

Qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, which began on March 12, 2015, is over with the final 32 teams now known. The seeded draw pots can be seen in full here.

Qualified nations: Russia (hosts), Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Uruguay.

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Zimbabwe score great escape to reach CAF WC groups

Zimbabwe scored two last-gasp goals to edge past Somalia and avoid a humiliating exit in World Cup qualification as the last of the African group phase places were decided on Tuesday.

A deflected Admiral Muskwe header in the 86th minute and a stoppage time goal from Khama Billiat saw Zimbabwe to a 3-1 home win over Somalia to take the tie by the odd goal in five on aggregate and advance to the second round of the qualifiers.

They are joined by Angola, Djibouti, Guinea Bissau, Malawi, Mozambique,...

Sierra Leone fans attack player's house after miss

Umaru Bangura, FC Zurich
Sierra Leone captain Umaru Bangura missed a stoppage time penalty against Liberia.

Sierra Leone captain Umaru Bangura had his house attacked by angry fans after missing a penalty which saw his country miss out on qualification for the next stage of the 2022 World Cup.

Bangura saw his stoppage time penalty saved by 18-year-old Liberia goalkeeper Ashley Williams, which meant they lost the tie 3-2 on aggregate, having won the match 1-0.

After the match, supporters pelted his house in the country's capital Freetown with stones, while a song has even been released which mocks the miss.

"[It...

Penalty save sees Liberia into CAF WC group qualifying stage

Liberia needed a last-gasp penalty save, Ethiopia an own goal, Tanzania shoot-out penalties and Equatorial Guinea a late strike to all win their World Cup first round ties on Sunday and advance to the group phase of the qualifiers for Qatar 2022.

The quartet are the first nations through from the opening knockout round, which pits the 28 bottom-ranked countries on the continent in two-legged knockout ties.

A late penalty save by teenage goalkeeper Ashley Williams ensured Liberia, coached by Englishman...

Angola, Togo hold advantage in WC qualifier ties

Angola and Togo made encouraging starts in their bids to reach the 2022 World Cup finals with positive away results in the first legs of their first round ties that put them closer to a place in next year's group qualifying phase.

Angola defender Wilson Gaspar scored the winner in a 1-0 victory against Gambia while Togo drew 1-1 in the Comoros Islands on Friday, with the return legs to come on Tuesday.

Angola and Togo were surprise qualifiers for the 2006 finals in Germany but their current low rankings...