Jun 6, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; World Cup soccer balls are seen before Portugal and Mexico

World Cup 2014: How and when every team qualified


The World Cup starts in just a few days, and only 32 teams were able to make the trip to Brazil. To qualify teams from around the world had to qualify in their confederations, nations organized into governing bodies by region, for instance the United States and North America are in CONCACAF and South America is in the CONMEBOL.

Here is a list of every team playing in the 2014 World Cup, how and when they qualified.

Team Method of qualification Date of
qualification
 Algeria CAF Third Round Winners 19 November 2013
 Argentina CONMEBOL Round Robin Winners 10 September 2013
 Australia AFC Fourth Round Group B Runners-up 18 June 2013
 Belgium UEFA Group A Winners 11 October 2013
 Bosnia and Herzegovina UEFA Group G Winners 15 October 2013
 Brazil Host 30 October 2007
 Cameroon CAF Third Round Winners 17 November 2013
 Chile CONMEBOL Round Robin 3rd place 15 October 2013
 Colombia CONMEBOL Round Robin Runners-up 11 October 2013
 Costa Rica CONCACAF Fourth Round Runners-up 10 September 2013
 Croatia UEFA Play-off Winners 19 November 2013
 Ecuador CONMEBOL Round Robin 4th place 15 October 2013
 England UEFA Group H Winners 15 October 2013
 France UEFA Play-off Winners 19 November 2013
 Germany UEFA Group C Winners 11 October 2013
 Ghana CAF Third Round Winners 19 November 2013
 Greece UEFA Play-off Winners 19 November 2013
 Honduras CONCACAF Fourth Round 3rd place 15 October 2013
 Iran AFC Fourth Round Group A Winners 18 June 2013
 Italy UEFA Group B Winners 10 September 2013
 Ivory Coast CAF Third Round Winners 16 November 2013
 Japan AFC Fourth Round Group B Winners 4 June 2013
 Mexico CONCACAF v OFC play-off Winners 20 November 2013
 Netherlands UEFA Group D Winners 10 September 2013
 Nigeria CAF Third Round Winners 16 November 2013
 Portugal UEFA Play-off Winners 19 November 2013
 Russia UEFA Group F Winners 15 October 2013
 South Korea AFC Fourth Round Group A Runners-up 18 June 2013
 Spain UEFA Group I Winners 15 October 2013
  Switzerland UEFA Group E Winners 11 October 2013
 United States CONCACAF Fourth Round Winners 10 September 2013
 Uruguay AFC v CONMEBOL play-off Winners 20 November 2013

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