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All Teams to Ever Play a FIFA World Cup

Try to name all the football teams to ever participate in a men's FIFA World Cup.
# = number of appearances through 2022
Includes countries that no longer exist
Quiz by jetpunk2809
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Last updated: December 18, 2022
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First submittedJanuary 6, 2013
Times taken271,838
Average score74.1%
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Top Finish
Team
22
Winner
Brazil
20
Winner
Germany /
West Germany
18
Winner
Argentina
18
Winner
Italy
17
Quarters
Mexico
16
Winner
England
16
Winner
France
16
Winner
Spain
14
Winner
Uruguay
14
3rd place
Belgium
12
Runners-up
Sweden
12
Quarters
Switzerland
11
Runners-up
Netherlands
11
3rd place
United States
11
4th place
Russia /
Soviet Union
11
4th place
South Korea
9
Runners-up
Czech Republic /
Czechoslovakia
9
Runners-up
Hungary
9
3rd place
Chile
9
3rd place
Poland
9
4th place
Yugoslavia
8
3rd place
Portugal
8
Quarters
Cameroon
8
Quarters
Paraguay
8
Round 1
Scotland
7
3rd place
Austria
7
4th place
Bulgaria
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Top Finish
Team
7
Quarters
Romania
7
Round 2
Japan
6
Runners-up
Croatia
6
4th place
Morocco
6
Quarters
Colombia
6
Quarters
Costa Rica
6
Quarters
Denmark
6
Round 2
Australia
6
Round 2
Nigeria
6
Round 2
Saudi Arabia
6
Round 1
Iran
6
Round 1
Tunisia
5
Quarters
Peru
4
Quarters
Ghana
4
Round 2
Algeria
4
Round 2
Ecuador
4
Round 2
Serbia / Serbia &
Montenegro
3
Quarters
Ireland
3
Quarters
Northern Ireland
3
Quarters
Senegal
3
Round 2
Greece
3
Round 2
Norway
3
Round 1
Bolivia
3
Round 1
Ivory Coast
3
Round 1
Egypt
3
Round 1
Honduras
3
Round 1
South Africa
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Top Finish
Team
2
3rd place
Turkey
2
Quarters
North Korea
2
Quarters
Wales
2
Round 1
El Salvador
2
Round 1
New Zealand
2
Round 1
Canada
2
Round 1
Slovenia
1
Quarters
Cuba
1
Quarters
Ukraine
1
Round 2
East Germany
1
Round 1
Angola
1
Round 1
Bosnia &
Herzegovina
1
Round 1
China
1
Round 1
Dutch East Indies
1
Round 1
Iraq
1
Round 1
Haiti
1
Round 1
Israel
1
Round 1
Jamaica
1
Round 1
Kuwait
1
Round 2
Slovakia
1
Round 1
United Arab
Emirates
1
Round 1
Trinidad and
Tobago
1
Round 1
Togo
1
Round 1
Zaire
1
Round 1
Iceland
1
Round 1
Panama
1
Round 1
Qatar
100 Recent Comments
+5
Level 28
Mar 30, 2017
When you get Kuwait, Togo, East Germany, and Dutch East Indies but you forget Hungary...
+3
Level 65
Oct 8, 2017
I got them all on the first try, except I missed Switzerland. SWITZERLAND. Seriously! ugh.
+4
Level 56
Oct 12, 2017
You can go ahead & add Panama + Iceland now :)
+4
Level ∞
Oct 12, 2017
Nice work, Iceland and Panama! I'll make the changes once qualifying is complete.
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Level 63
Nov 15, 2017
I think it's about time ;)
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Level 83
Nov 16, 2017
Haiti/Iraq and UAE/Trinidad/Togo are not in alphabetical order, and Ivory Coast's name want updated.
+3
Level ∞
Nov 17, 2017
Fixed the ordering
+2
Level 57
Nov 17, 2017
VAMOS PERU!
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Level 57
Nov 17, 2017
Algeria got to Round 2 in Brazil 2014. Serbia and Montenegro played Germany 2006, Serbia played South Africa 2010 and will now play Russia 2018. Shouldn't you consider 3 participations?
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Level 57
Nov 17, 2017
Forgot to mark correction box
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Level ∞
Nov 17, 2017
All the mistakes you mentioned have now been corrected.
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Level 95
Nov 24, 2017
Qatar should be included too.
+5
Level ∞
Nov 24, 2017
Not until 2022.
+3
Level 21
Nov 27, 2017
Go Iceland!
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Level 63
Mar 26, 2018
If only I had known I needed to break out every component of the United Kingdom...I got 74 out of 80. SMH
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Level 70
Mar 26, 2018
I think that you should make Serbia (& Montenegro) and Yugoslavia as one. Both the FIFA and the uefa consider Serbia the successor of Yugoslavia. And if you check the facts for the Serbia team, they also take the Yugoslav results into account. It's the same situation as with Czech/Czechoslovakia, Russia/USSR and Germany/west Germany when considering football
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Level 67
Mar 26, 2018
Does India just not have any interest in soccer? One would think that, by sheer force of population numbers, it would have had a few major talents to carry it through to the tournament at least once or twice. The Asian field is not as competitive as others are. Very interesting.
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Level 82
Mar 26, 2018
I think Indians are too busy playing cricket to care about soccer.
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Level 74
Mar 26, 2018
India is, as I write this, the biggest country (both by size and population) to never have competed in the final stage of a FIFA World Cup. Interestingly enough, India qualified for the 1950 Cup in Brazil but withdrew, leaving the group C with only three teams. Indian players were used to play barefoot as they did in the Olympics two years prior.

But FIFA banned barefoot play for the 1950's WC so legend has it that's the reason why India pulled out. However, financial reasons and travel costs might have played a bigger role in the team's decision...

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Level 58
Mar 7, 2021
India did once qualify for the finals (1950) but withdrew because an absence of football boots (they had previously played barefooted, or at least some of their players did).
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Level 78
Jan 31, 2024
You couldn't read the comment directly above yours? Good grief.
+1
Level 71
Mar 26, 2018
Misses Spain....

LLLLLLLL

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Level 28
Mar 27, 2018
70/80. Missed Belgium, of all places, as well as North Korea (I left them out on purpose, but I guess they still participate in some things), and some other random ones.
+3
Level 51
May 27, 2018
D'oh, forgot the Football War.
+1
Level 59
Jan 22, 2024
Thank you oversimplified
+1
Level 56
Jun 4, 2018
I believe Portugal is not sorted correctly. It should be right after Austria.
+1
Level 56
Jun 4, 2018
Also, Serbia never made to the second round.
+1
Level 47
Jul 31, 2018
The Serbia and Montenegro team did make it to Round of 16 in 1998, but they were known as FR Yugoslavia back then.
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Level 44
Jun 13, 2018
Somehow managed to get Kuwait and miss Greece
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Level 35
Jul 1, 2018
Sadly, 1st round can now be added behind Iceland and Panama :'(
+1
Level 51
Jul 9, 2018
I get togo... but miss MEXICO
+2
Level 47
Jul 11, 2018
I believe the Round 1 label is misleading. I think all Round 1s should say something to the effect of Group Stage and Round 2s should say Round 1.
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Level 57
Jul 16, 2018
South Korea best participation was fourth place in 2002 WC. Never been third place. Serbia has never passed the group phase, so it's very misleading to place their best participation as round 2.
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Level 47
Jul 31, 2018
The Serbia and Montenegro team did make it to Round of 16 in 1998, but they were known as FR Yugoslavia back then.
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Level 47
Jul 31, 2018
According to Wikipedia "Serbia is considered the inheritor of the records of the Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro teams, which competed from 1930 to 2006."
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Level 31
Sep 14, 2018
69/70. I forgot the United States.
+4
Level 66
Jun 4, 2019
So I did this quiz back in 2015 and this one is featured being done in 2018?

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/91117/countries-that-have-participated-in-the-fifa-world-cup

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Level 45
Jul 3, 2019
Somehow I got: togo, kuwait, cuba, el salvador, and egypt.

But failed to get italy.

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Level 68
Nov 17, 2019
Got East Germany and Kuwait... but managed to miss France 🤦
+1
Level 61
Jan 1, 2020
68/80 missed some easy ones like Denmark and South Africa and other would have really been random guesses. Missed Salvador by going around every central American country but this particular haha.
+1
Level 57
Jan 9, 2020
Panama?
+1
Level 50
Jan 20, 2020
Help somehow I forgot Spain..
+2
Level 50
Jan 31, 2020
Got them all wow
+2
Level 70
Feb 10, 2020
Besides the no longer existing countries (totally missed the description) and some islands I only missed the cote d'ivoire, angola, senegal and togo. Not unhappy with that.
+1
Level 95
Feb 17, 2020
The record of Yugoslavia should be incorporated with the record of Serbia and Serbia Montenegro. For the same reason why Soviet Union and Russia, West Germany and Germany, Czechoslovakia and Czechia are all together.
+2
Level 56
Apr 18, 2020
South Korea has never been third, but fourth in 2002
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Level 46
Jun 16, 2020
Why is Germany not accepted for East Germany?
+2
Level 42
Jul 26, 2020
Can you edit so Zaire is accepted as DRC
+1
Level 57
Aug 11, 2020
South Korea's best ever performance is a fourth place in the 2002 tournament co-hosted at home soil and at Japan.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Korea_at_the_FIFA_World_Cup

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Level 60
Oct 28, 2020
Over a billion people in India and they never made it to the world cup, wow! And China only once with little success. I know both countries are successful in other sports, but still!
+2
Level 67
Jan 20, 2021
Czechoslovakia - Czech Republic + Slovakia equally...
+1
Level 79
Feb 14, 2021
I got ALL but MOROCCO!!!
+2
Level 44
May 21, 2022
Lol so u are telling me u got togo, dutch east indies... and u didnt get Morocco, HOW?
+1
Level 35
Mar 3, 2021
What is stopping the host countries from winning at home?
+6
Level 58
Mar 7, 2021
Losing football matches, it would appear...
+1
Level 82
Mar 10, 2021
could you put that the countries of the UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) should be guessed separately? Cuz most other quizzes count the UK and not the individual countries so I didn't try them
+8
Level 68
Aug 13, 2021
This quiz isn't guessing countries - it's guessing teams. There's other FIFA teams that aren't countries - Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Tahiti etc. I think that goes without saying as a sports quiz rather than geography.
+3
Level 85
Jun 23, 2021
Russia is not the successor state to the USSR and therefore be a separate answer.
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Level 58
Jul 10, 2021
South Korea has never been third, but fourth in 2002 (by cheating lol). Please fix it after so many year and after featured for so long!!
+2
Level 62
Sep 28, 2021
Finland has never qualified for a World Cup??? Wow!
+2
Level 68
Aug 5, 2022
Yeah, only qualified for their first Euros for the 2020 (2021) edition too.
+1
Level 65
Nov 24, 2021
Hey folks, check out my quiz to see if you can name all of the teams that have qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup so far?
+1
Level 9
Dec 10, 2021
Why in Germany is West Germany, East Germany no
+4
Level 72
Jan 13, 2022
West Germany and Germany was always the same sport federation (Deutscher Fußball-Bund). East Germany was a total new federation
+2
Level 46
Jan 26, 2022
Just a note - South Korea's best finish is 4th place, not 3rd. Great quiz!
+1
Level 39
May 23, 2022
add qatar
+1
Level 93
Jun 20, 2022
Once again, the last country I guess on these quizzes is the one I am in...
+1
Level 95
Jun 21, 2022
South Korea's best result was 4th place, not 3rd.
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Level ∞
Jun 21, 2022
Okay
+2
Level 90
Jun 23, 2022
Both FIFA and UEFA consider Serbia to be the direct and sole successor of the Yugoslavia team. The same applies to Russia in the case of the USSR and the Czechia in the case of Czechoslovakia. In this quiz Serbia and Yugoslavia are separated, while Russia and USSR and Czechia and Czechoslovakia are placed together.
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Level 68
Aug 5, 2022
When typed Montenegro, it read that I'd already guessed Yugoslavia. I can only guess as 2006 they were just called "Serbia and Montenegro". But yes Serbia are the successor to these former teams.
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Level 22
Jun 23, 2022
Now obviously we all know that Qatar only hosting because of money. Qatar haven’t even got close to qualifying so how they deserve to even be considered to host it, it’s all wrong. If hosting was chosen for football reasons and a fair spread around the world. The 2018 tournament should’ve been in England ( you know, the nation that has some of the best stadiums in football and has what’s considered best league in world football )

This years tournament should’ve been in Australia, which would have been a summer tournament for us northern hemisphere folks ( winter tournament down under )

Yes I know Australia is more known for its cricket and rugby, but at least they’ve actually qualified for the World Cup on many occasions by ACTUALLY playing qualification rounds.

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Level 81
Jun 25, 2022
The order is somewhat confusing. The teams with one participation are all listed in alphabetical order, but the debutantes from the last three World Cups (Iceland, Panama, Qatar) are listed in the end of the list in order of appearance. I guess when the quiz was updated, they were just added, but that makes certain mess. Also, shouldn't Slovakia be under East Germany, as it was a Round 2 participant? And Haiti... Is this meant to be in certain order or not?
+2
Level 89
Jul 4, 2022
When I saw 240 comments, I thought for sure Cyprus must be a correct answer! ;)
+1
Level 24
Jul 20, 2022
Missed only Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago, how tf did I forget T&T
+1
Level 36
Sep 8, 2022
Please accept Germany for both west Germany & East Germany because it's now 1 nation
+1
Level 36
Sep 8, 2022
Please accept Germany for both west Germany & East Germany because it's now 1 nation
+1
Level 36
Sep 8, 2022
Please accept Germany for both west Germany & East Germany because it's now 1 nation
+1
Level 64
Sep 26, 2022
Includes countries that no longer exist
+1
Level 72
Oct 3, 2022
It has nothing to do with the notion of nation. West Germany and Germany is the same FIFA-Federation (before WW2, during the Cold War and now) that lasts under the same name since 1900. East Germany was a different one that only existed from 1958 to 1990
+1
Level 27
Oct 3, 2022
The oldest International match (and therefore teams) is Scotland V England. So to make an answer UK would be off-side!
+1
Level 65
Oct 3, 2022
Why do you consider Czechoslovakia and Czechia or USSR and Russia as one country but Yugoslavia and Serbia as two different entities? That's not really consistent
+1
Level 90
Oct 6, 2022
I already wrote about it, but Quizmaster doesn't care about it.
+2
Level 81
Oct 3, 2022
You guys remember the last time Finland qualified for the World Cup? Yeah, me neither.
+2
Level 47
Oct 5, 2022
Me forgetting Austria because I thought I already guessed it...
+1
Level 69
Oct 26, 2022
North Korea took me by surprise, I thought they were only good in women's football, didn't know they placed quarters in mens as well.
+1
Level 33
Nov 7, 2022
Hungary?
+2
Level 43
Nov 16, 2022
Only forgot the ones that don't exist anymore lol
+3
Level 77
Dec 11, 2022
Congrats to Morocco, Japan, Argentina and Croatia this year, yall have performed amazingly
+1
Level 42
Dec 24, 2022
Somehow managed to forget USA, Qatar and Belgium!
+1
Level 18
Dec 26, 2022
Forgot Haiti and East Germany (which should be included with Germany).
+3
Level 38
Jan 6, 2023
I missed Qatar. I went to Qatar for the World Cup
+1
Level 22
Mar 9, 2023
Missed England and Ecuador ._.
+1
Level 56
May 30, 2023
I got East Germany but not England...
+1
Level 30
Jul 5, 2023
Only missed East Germany :)
+1
Level 60
Sep 6, 2023
I don't think Czechoslovakia and Serbia and Montenegro should be grouped with Czech Republic and Serbia respectively.
+1
Level 46
Oct 5, 2023
Damn it Angola. Got every other countries except Angola
+1
Level 48
Mar 27, 2024
Only missed Trinidad & Tobago :')
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Level 47
May 15, 2024
Turkey 3rd place was a great job
+1
Level 36
Jun 23, 2024
I forgot CANADA and ISRAEL but got DUTCH EAST INDIES?!