FIFA World Cup 2018 facts by country

Given the information, try to guess the country among the 32 participants in FIFA World Cup 2018.
All the facts included are taking into account the classification for Russia World Cup 2018.
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Last updated: April 18, 2018
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They have participated in all the editions.
They can win the UEFA European Championship an FIFA World Cup consecutively.
They have qualified more times for a FIFA World Cup without winning it.
They are the only country that has not received goals in a FIFA World Cup (Germany 2006).
They are one of the countries that participated in the inaugural edition (1930) and will play their first FIFA World Cup since 1982.
They have qualified for their 15th FIFA World Cup, with their 6th participation consecutive; their best record in history.
It will be its 12th participation in FIFA World Cup, but it is only its second participation as an independent country (since 2010)
Since they reached the final in 1958 as hosts, they have passed the 2nd round in only one occasion: USA World Cup 1994 (3rd position).
They have qualified for their first FIFA World Cup in their history (American country).
They are the african country that have qualified more times (6) for a FIFA World Cup since its first participation in 1994.
They have lost the first match in their last three appearances in FIFA World Cup: the two most recent were against Brazil (2006 and 2014)
Since their qualification for the Russia World Cup 2018, they have fired two coaches: Bert van Marwijk and Edgardo Bauza.
Saudi Arabia
They have qualified for their 2nd FIFA World Cup. They reached the quarter-finals in his first participation (Korea-Japan 2002).
They have passed the group phase in 3 of their previous 4 FIFA World Cup appearances, but they have never reached the semi-finals (only quarter-final in 1998).
Tim Cahill has scored 5 of their 11 goals in FIFA World Cups (45%).
They won their first World Cup match on June 2, 1978 (3-1 vs. Mexico), but since then they have not won in their next 11 games.
With 334,000 inhabitants, they are the country with the lowest population participating in a FIFA World Cup.
They are the only UEFA national team that won all their matches in the qualifying round, and had the best goal difference (+39).
His coach, Óscar Tabárez, will be in his 4th FIFA World Cup, more than any other coach in FIFA World Cup 2018.
They have qualified for the FIFA World Cup for the 13th time, being the European country with the most participations outside the top 5 (Germany, Italy, Spain, England and France)
James Rodríguez, is their top scorer in all their FIFA World Cups and in the qualifying phase for Russia 2018.
They have won only 2 of their last 11 FIFA World Cup matches: against Cameroon and Denmark, in 2010.
Since winning the title in 1966, they have reached the semifinals in only one occasion (1990, 4th place).
They have qualified for their 10th FIFA World Cup, better than any other asian country. In fact, they have not missed any edition since 1986.
South Korea
It will be the first competition of Julen Lopetegui as their coach. As a player he was in USA World Cup in 1994. He was the third goalkeeper, but he did not play.
Since 1978, only Germany (5) has reached the final in more FIFA World Cups than them (4).
It will be the 3rd consecutive FIFA World Cup for Carlos Queiroz as coach and the second consecutive with them.
They have qualified for their 8th FIFA World Cup, the first since 2006.
Excluding the penalty shoot-outs, they were one of the 3 undefeated selections in Brazil World Cup 2014 (with Germany and the Netherlands).
Costa Rica
None of their 12 goals in FIFA World Cups has come in a set piece.
Their coach played a match with they in USA World Cup 1994. It was in the 6-1 victory against Cameroon when Oleg Salenko scored 5 goals, a record in a FIFA World Cup match.
Mohammed Salah was the top scorer of their qualifying round of the CAF selections (3rd round), scoring five of their eight goals.
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Apr 18, 2018
Really good quiz!