The qualification of Peru in the early hours of Thursday (in Nigeria) meant all 32 finalists for the 21st FIFA World Cup finals taking place in Russia between June 14 and July 15, 2018 are now known.
Playing in Lima, the Peruvians defeated New Zealand 2-0 to pick the last ticket, following a 0-0 stalemate by the two teams in Wellington last week. Russia 2018 will be Peru’s first World Cup since 1982 in Spain.
All 32 teams have been drawn into four pots of eight teams each, ahead of the Final Draw at the State Kremlin Palace on Friday, 1stDecember 2017.
POT 1: Russia; Germany; Brazil; Portugal; Argentina; Belgium; Poland; France
POT 2: Spain; Peru; Switzerland; England; Colombia; Mexico; Uruguay; Croatia
POT 3: Denmark; Iceland; Costa Rica; Sweden; Tunisia; Egypt; Senegal; Iran
POT 4: Serbia; Nigeria; Australia; Japan; Morocco; Panama; Korea Republic; Saudi Arabia
Host Cities: Moscow; Ekaterinburg; Saransk; Rostov-On-Don; Kazan; Kaliningrad; Sochi; Samara; Saint Petersburg; Volgograd; Nizhny Novgorod