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: June 20, 2022
First submittedJanuary 6, 2013
Times taken172,463
Average score81.5%
Rating4.93
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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
Quarters
Colombia
6
Quarters
Costa Rica
6
Quarters
Denmark
6
Round 2
Australia
6
Round 2
Morocco
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
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Level 41
Jan 4, 2013
How is Qatar hosting it, when they've never even been there?
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Level 47
Jan 4, 2013
money, money, money
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Level 52
Apr 23, 2020
well qatar applied offering the most money, and they started building stadiums to be eligible, and it's so hot they'll play it in november
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Level 66
Dec 8, 2020
As many people pointed out, Qatar only got to host it by bribery - good old Sepp Blatter, but sadly during the construction of the new stadia an estimated 4,000 migrant works will die, that's 12 per week until the first game happens. Also many of the workers are officially classified as slaves, for they are denied food and water and their indentity cards are taken from them, making it impossible for them to leave. Have fun watching the games!
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Level 74
Dec 18, 2020
We could still have fun watching the games and supporting participating squads. It's one of football's main purpose as sport/game. The only persons responsibles are some qatari and corrupted guys. They are in fact disgusting.
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Level 54
Dec 24, 2020
@Nathaniel Correct, and I heard that the slaves had to work in the scorching heat, and employers of foreigners had gotten their passports confiscated!
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Level 34
Feb 8, 2022
@Nathaniel I would like to think that as a society we have advanced enough for stuff like that not to happen but sadly my faith in humanity is so small that I could not confidently say we will ever get to that point. Sadly, the people with the best ability to do something (because they have money) are the ones profiting from it and keeping it going.
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Level 50
Jan 6, 2013
Why does that matter?
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Level 53
Jun 21, 2013
surely a nation should be awarded a world cup when they have a rich footballing history or have at least competed at a world cup, i doubt they will even have a squad capable of putting up a fight against the best in the world. They also want to move it to winter, completely undeserved.
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Level 58
Jan 17, 2014
Exactly. So they never should have awarded it to Qatar. What a waste of money! Oh well, I'm sure it will turn out ok. Fully air conditioned stadia and so on. Never mind global warming.......
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Level 8
Jun 15, 2014
footballfan99. 1. They want to see how well they can do 2. its hot in Qatar so its better to move it to winter AND FIFA chose to move it. 3. They deserve the chance.

4. New Zealand are the best in their are by a long shot so they get an easy task. Qatar is better than them just they have harder teams to play than the teams new zealand have to play.

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Level 53
Jun 15, 2014
KTAR: 1. I'm sure every nation would like 'to see how well they can do' doesn't mean they should get to host the greatest sporting event on the planet. 2. How is that a good thing? The world cup is a summer tournament, it should never be held in the winter and it will completely disrupt European club football. 3. Why do 'they deserve the chance'? 4. What has it got to do with New Zealand? New Zealand have never hosted a world cup.
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Level 38
Nov 2, 2015
Totally agree what has NZ got to do with it, someone messed up in the teams admin and they are not even eligible to play anyways, but they did win the rugby :)
+6
Level 65
Jul 25, 2016
Qatar. Suckiest country ever
+16
Level 64
Mar 26, 2018
You guys realize FIFA took a bribe from Qatar right?
+3
Level 64
Feb 22, 2019
Yes I agree, a World Cup in Qatar is quite controversial and I'm totally against it. However, as much as it sucks to admit, Qatar just won the AFC Nations cup, beating Japan in the final. I'm not saying they're a football powerhouse, but they are surprising to say the least. They'll compete in this year's Copa America, let's see how they do.
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Level 34
Feb 8, 2022
@Elan just a small one right? Like 5 bucks? :)
+11
Level 83
Mar 27, 2013
Uruguay hosted in 1930 without ever having participated before... but anyway, aside from the money (if that's even a factor) I think they're just trying to branch out in different markets. Up until the last one they'd never had a World Cup in Africa before, and Qatar will mark the first time that the World Cup has been to the Middle East. It might have made more sense to have it in Dubai I guess. Though there's probably not a single team from the Gulf that will make it past qualifiers.
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Level 90
Jun 6, 2013
But Qatar will get an automatic in for hosting, which has historically kindled interest in and quality of the nearby national teams. It's good business for FIFA to host in areas with struggling teams.
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Level 53
Jun 21, 2013
that's because it was the first world cup?
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Level 83
Feb 24, 2014
probably
+3
Level 43
Feb 27, 2014
yep, Uruguay 1930 was the first world cup.
+22
Level 38
May 29, 2014
LOL... Uruguay 1930 was the first world cup... and Uruguay were the gold medal winners in football at the 1924 and 1928 Olympics, so it's not like they were chosen at random.
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Level 83
Mar 9, 2018
The fact that you guys didn't get the Uruguay comment tells me why you like football so much.
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Level 67
Mar 26, 2018
Come on, Uruguay was a world power and 1930 was the first world cup! Qatar got the cup because of the exorbitant bid they put up, the money they paid as bribes to the people making the decision and FIFA's desire to make football more popular in that part of the world. The last is being done in the Olympics.
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Level 29
May 31, 2018
Am I the only one that got Kalbahamut's joke?
+11
Level 76
Dec 26, 2018
I think you're the only one who wanted it.
+4
Level 34
Jun 10, 2014
Its called bribery
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Level 8
Jun 15, 2014
bid the highest. Qatar's as rich as hell you know
+4
Level 35
Jan 4, 2015
The answer is money, obviously. And considering how stupid the whole idea is, we're talking about a LOT of money.
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Level 20
Apr 12, 2015
It's bribing, probably. Or women's world cup. Probably the former.
+1
Level 57
Mar 26, 2018
India recent hosted the under 17 world cup though it has never played it
+1
Level 65
Mar 26, 2018
It's all about time zone.
+2
Level 66
Sep 14, 2018
Corruption.
+1
Level 15
Feb 24, 2020
Cause they want too
+7
Level 73
Jan 4, 2013
You should, IMHO, accept Zaïre for DRC, since that was the name of that country at that time. I clearly remember the beautiful kit and the lousy football!
+3
Level 90
Jan 4, 2013
Agreed, also East Indies or Dutch East Indies for Indonesia
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Level 4
Jan 4, 2013
It should be Dutch East Indies instead of Indonesia, they participated in 1938. Indonesia never played at a World Cup Final. Indonesia dind't exist before 1949.
+6
Level ∞
Jan 6, 2013
Changed the team names to Zaire and Dutch East Indies. Thanks!
+1
Level 32
Aug 29, 2013
the indonesia should mark a slash with dutch east indies
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Level 85
Oct 19, 2015
Best kit ever? I'd say so. Mwepu Ilunga also signed for one of the most bizarre events in any world cup when he casually kicked away the ball during a free kick for Brazil. To be honest, they actually were a decent team. After they were told they wouldn't be paid for their world cup performances after the Scotland game they just didn't bother anymore
+2
Level 58
Oct 2, 2016
Their families were threatened if they lost humilliatingly to Brazil...
+1
Level 39
Jan 4, 2013
^^agreed, fun quiz! 70/77
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Level 63
Jan 4, 2013
I thought UK or United Kingdom would have been acceepted.
+4
Level 26
Jan 4, 2013
the UK is England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Not just one country
+5
Level 55
Jan 4, 2013
No, because the UK has three/four football teams for the countries which make up the UK- England, Wales, Scotland, (Ireland). The UK does not play as a football team, and England does not just mean the UK.
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Level 75
Oct 3, 2016
UK is not a member of the IOC. GB is, but doesn't enter a football team (with the exception of London 2012). Northern Irelanders get the choice to represent Ireland or GB
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Level 80
Oct 6, 2016
All Northern Irish sportsmen?
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Level 80
Oct 6, 2016
Well, according to my research, it is indeed UK that participates at olympics, but is usually called there Great Britain (and branded as Team GB). Northern Irish can choose to represent either Ireland or UK. All other UK possessions are included as well, except Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda, who have their own olympic committees
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Level ∞
Jan 6, 2013
England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have soccer teams. The UK does not.
+1
Level 20
Mar 13, 2013
Nix418- you clearly have no idea how much opposition there was to a team GB football team, as very few if not 0 players were northern Irish and Scotland (politically) despises being in the UK
+1
Level 69
Jun 2, 2016
Hold on. Many Scots may not like being part of the UK but in the recent referendum on independence they voted by a small majority to remain part of the UK.
+2
Level 52
Oct 6, 2016
Please don't call it 'soccer'. I still don't understand why everyone calls it football or 'futeball' or fussball but americans just change it randomly to soccer. Bizarre...
+2
Level 41
Nov 19, 2016
Clearly biased nichster.
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Level 75
Nov 20, 2016
Not biased; nichster is just observing that every country on Earth except one (the US) calls it football. The United States is the sole exception because they established the name "football" for the rugby-style game back in 1876, before soccer/football took hold.
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Level 63
Nov 20, 2016
oh calm down boys. this is a friendly site
+4
Level 65
Nov 20, 2016
Per my understand, soccer is somehow short for "associated football"
+6
Level ∞
Mar 26, 2018
The term "soccer" was invented in Britain and was commonly used there for several decades until it was rejected for being "too American".
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Level 76
Dec 26, 2018
More than that, it's actually the posh public school nickname for it - precisely the equivalent to calling rugby 'rugger'. I don't get this weird dislike of the Americans calling it soccer. So what?
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Level 65
Apr 23, 2020
It's difficult in countries like Australia where there are four professional codes of football. If you call it football, people may not know what you're talking about. I often call it football, and then I have to clarify with soccer, so people know what I'm talking about. Here we have Australian Rules(sometimes called Australian Football), Rugby League, Rugby Union and Soccer. There are even gridiron competitions down here, though, they are not professional. Soccer has the most registered players, but Australian Rules probably has the most money, especially in terms of TV rights.
+1
Level 31
Aug 29, 2020
FOOTBALL NOT SOCCER
+1
Level 21
May 23, 2022
i can tell you dont live in the united states, because in america we call it SOCCER
+2
Level 28
Jan 4, 2013
i agree with kurtk, UK should be accepted for England... 73/77!!!!
+2
Level 66
Jan 4, 2013
Noooo, I agree with Salz.
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Level 48
Jan 4, 2013
No it shouldn't! UK Does not mean England! Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland are all part of the UK too! Although it may be different in a few years....
+1
Level 65
Jan 5, 2013
Not only for England.. UK should be accepted for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
+7
Level 50
Jun 20, 2013
The question is which TEAMS have played in the world cup. There is no team called UK.
+5
Level 53
Jan 19, 2014
england, wales, scotland, and norther ireland all have different federations and national teams for FIFA based tournaments, OK, so, no he should not accept UK because therefore that would deem the quiz incorrect and we would have another slew of people arguing about it...
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Level 58
Mar 7, 2021
The UK does not have a football/soccer team. There are separate authorities that cover the four constituent parts of the UK, and it is those four separate authorities (i.e. football associations) that are members of FIFA. That's why the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all have listed on this quiz. The quiz is asking for teams who have played in the World Cup, not for sovereign nations (FIFA has a number of other members who enter the World Cup that aren't sovereign nations, e.g. Faroe Islands, Aruba).
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Level 26
Jan 4, 2013
Got 75/77 because i just guessed every single country in the world, except yugoslavia and ivory coast
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Level 67
Aug 28, 2016
Brilliant!
+5
Level 34
Nov 21, 2016
How did you miss ivory coast then lol
+1
Level 41
Jan 4, 2013
72. didnt think indonesia wld av qualified. i was gonna put it put it was too long a name to waste energy on!!
+1
Level 61
Jan 4, 2013
69/77
+1
Level 83
Mar 27, 2013
The USA's best finish was runners-up, and Japan has won before. But I guess this quiz is sexist and doesn't count women as part of FIFA?
+2
Level 32
Aug 29, 2013
if they do that, we all type US first
+10
Level 76
Nov 21, 2016
As the quiz notes say, this is about the mens' World Cup.
+1
Level 83
Mar 9, 2018
That note is new.
+14
Level 35
Mar 27, 2017
Gee...everything is sexism...Read the notes before you play every quiz here and stop moaning around!
+3
Level 83
Mar 9, 2018
No, not everything is sexism. Sexism is sexism.
+14
Level 58
May 11, 2017
No ones watches women's football. Most people are more knowledgeable about men's football. If you watch the women's tournament, good for you. Oh, since none of the 4 main Avengers is a lesbian black feminist woman, the movie is sexist. Really. And that's why it sucks
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Level 83
Mar 26, 2018
I'm sorry you're having trouble understanding this.
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Level 67
Mar 26, 2018
People do watch women's football. It might be more popular than men's football in the US (probably because the US women's team is so much more successful than the men's).

And kal's comment was not crying sexism for the sake of it. She was pointing out, rightly, that the quiz originally asked for countries that have played in the World Cup. The Women's World Cup satisfies that criteria. It's saying "name all the presidents" without specifying that you're looking only for US presidents. Under that condition, the president of any country is a correct answer. If the quiz wants only men's teams, it should say so. It's not a question of upending social expectations. It's a question of putting precise and accurate instructions at the top of the quiz. And look, the Quizmaster added the note to clarify that it's only the men's team. Yet the site still works and society is still standing. Small miracles.

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Level 76
Jan 11, 2019
A: There are football/soccer World Cups both for men and women, so you can at least add a note if the quiz is only about the male version.

B: "Oh, since none of the 4 main Avengers is a lesbian black feminist woman, the movie is sexist."

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What kind of mental gymnastics did you perform to get from A to B?

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Level 58
Dec 29, 2019
making an analogy about how people love to screech about sexism, racism, homophobia and such and make such a big deal about it, even when discrimination is not the cause of issues with the subject (in this case, how men's football is much more popular than women's). Playing the constant victim all the time is tiring and ridiculous.
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Level 76
Feb 20, 2020
To demand that there should be a black lesbian Avenger is a rididulous hypothetical situation while the case we're discussing is safely within the limits of reason. Whenever there's talk about anything gender-related, many people seem to hallucinate. They're like Don Quijote who believed he fought giant monsters while actually poking at windmills.
+1
Level 76
Feb 20, 2020
Funnily enough both kalbahamut and I have been made out as enemies by ... feminists? or whatever these users thought they stood for.
+1
Level 15
Dec 4, 2013
Bosnia is now in the 2014 World Cup!
+2
Level ∞
May 6, 2014
Added!
+1
Level 53
Jan 19, 2014
100% with 3:06 left if you like soccer quizzes check out mine
+3
Level 58
Jan 27, 2014
I think you should tell people in the directions that former countries like Yugoslavia and East Germany count. I missed both because I thought that it was only countries that still exist. Also, you should tell people that the united kingdom is not included but its subparts are. I missed Wales, Scotland and England because of it.
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Level 50
Aug 1, 2016
I can only assume you were guessing countries at random, anyone with even a passing interest in international football knows England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are separate teams.
+1
Level 62
Jan 31, 2014
How is England different from the UK?
+7
Level 83
Feb 24, 2014
The United Kingdom includes England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. All 4 compete independently in the World Cup.
+7
Level 87
Jun 3, 2014
You're not a regular on the geography quizzes here, are you?
+2
Level 76
Nov 21, 2016
That's like saying how is California different to the USA.
+7
Level 76
Dec 26, 2018
No Berney, it really really isn't. The four home country associations have always played as separate teams and are the four oldest national football associations in the world. They were playing one another in international fixtures for over fifty years before the World Cup was even thought of.
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Level 65
Feb 10, 2014
pls update for Bosnia-Herzegovina
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Level 68
May 30, 2014
76/78 I missed Cameroon *facepalm* and UAE
+2
Level 79
Jun 10, 2014
Darn, I missed North Korea and Romania, kind of embarrassing
+3
Level 67
Mar 17, 2016
well to be fair i would never guess north korea
+3
Level 50
Aug 1, 2016
They played in the 2010 World Cup...
+2
Level 83
Nov 20, 2016
^yeah and their current team is actually one of the best in Asia.
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Level 73
Nov 20, 2016
They even defeated former World Champions Italy in the '66 World Cup in Great England.
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Level 64
Jan 3, 2017
One of the best in Asia? It's highly exagerated.

They are not even qualifed for the last round of qualifications in Asia for the World Cup 2018...

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Level 83
Mar 9, 2018
In November 2016 when I left that comment they were the 13th highest rated team in Asia.
+1
Level 60
Jun 16, 2022
Being the 13th best ranked team in Asia isn't great considering there are only 4/5 half decent teams in Asia.
+1
Level 81
Jun 10, 2014
I was really sure I'd typed in England!
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Level 67
Nov 20, 2016
Sillie!
+2
Level 61
Jun 10, 2014
West Germany and Germany aren't the same thing if East Germany isn't part of Germany. If you get one you should get them all.
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Level 84
Jun 10, 2014
Instead of "West Germany", one should always say "Federal Republic of Germany"... The 1990 reunification was not the creation of a new state but the integration of East Germany in the Federal Republic. Thus the quiz is indeed right.
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Level 84
Jun 10, 2014
On the other hand, I definitely think Russia and Soviet Union should be separated!
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Level 50
Aug 1, 2016
FIFA officially recognises 'Germany' as the successor to 'West Germany' (much in the same way Russia is the successor to the Soviet Union team) and so it is viewed as the same team. East Germany on the other hand was not succeeded by another team.
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Level 84
Jun 10, 2014
I don't really like football but of course, it's easy to guess more than 50 countries. I only forgot a few but I discarded North Korea... I never would have thought they had participated.
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Level 46
Jun 10, 2014
Missed only Costa Rica and Ivory Coast
+1
Level 34
Jun 10, 2014
Im fairly sure IRAN have been in the world cup before in 2006?
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Level 90
Jun 10, 2014
And in, 1998, and in 1978... which is why they're included in the quiz :)
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Level 34
Jun 10, 2014
Oh right, haha It just wouldnt let me have them then
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Level 46
Jun 10, 2014
65-78
+1
Level 58
Mar 7, 2021
Wow! That must have been an entertaining match!
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Level 67
Jun 11, 2014
Got Togo, forgot France.
+1
Level 52
Jun 12, 2014
Didn't get Yugoslavia but I got all its current countries!
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Level 68
Jun 16, 2014
Whenever you're feeling sad, just remember an idiot forgot Brazil. In a World Cup quiz. With its flag as picture.
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Level 67
Nov 20, 2016
Surely not a geoguy.
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Level 40
Jul 14, 2014
55% got Togo? Who are these people? :)
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Level 87
Nov 10, 2014
People who felt they had enough time to just start typing every country.
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Level 85
Oct 19, 2015
West African teams are always a good guess: Physically impressive and all that
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Level 39
Mar 30, 2017
People who actually follow the World Cup instead of randomly guessing countries
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Level 68
Mar 26, 2018
And then there are those of us who've spent time in Togo and seen first hand how football manic they are and were led by that.
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Level 67
Mar 26, 2018
I think they were in the tournament fairly recently (I'd guess around 2006). I remember it. That was one of the few African countries I entered confidently, rather than just guessing. And I don't really follow FIFA.
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Level 31
Jul 22, 2019
Im French and we played against them in 2006
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Level 62
Jul 18, 2014
Algeria qualified to the second round there is a mistake.

They qualified in 2014 to the second round and lost to Germany in Extra Time

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Level 75
Jul 23, 2014
Not to pick nits, but can you also accept Korea Republic for South Korea. I believe that is what they go by in the World Cup. Thanks.
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Level 56
Aug 5, 2014
Some people are complaining because UK is not accepted, or that they didn't realise the quiz accepted now non-existant countries. Those people don't know anything about football or the World Cup.The quiz isn't for those people. It's for people who may not be able to remember all 78 answers, but who do know that the British teams compete independently and during the Cold War there were different countries.
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Level 32
Aug 20, 2014
People who know about even a little about football would know about the 4 federations for football in the UK.

Football fans purely because of Ronaldo/Messi and their teams may not know this.

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Level 44
Oct 6, 2014
Serbia has participated in 2010 and as Serbia & Montenegro in 2006. I believe you should add that
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Level 66
Oct 27, 2014
Only missed Wales. I tought that they never participated in a WC.
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Level 56
Jul 17, 2018
1958
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Level 39
Jun 9, 2022
They are back
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Level 87
Nov 10, 2014
Ahhh, all but Jamaica!
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Level 67
Nov 20, 2016
All but Yugoslavia and East Germany (duh), and I didn't bother typing in Israel, to my peril.
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Level 32
Dec 23, 2014
i really like this quiz!! well done
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Level 54
Jan 28, 2015
For us pedants, you really should include the word "Finals" in the header. Almost every nation (and several non-sovereign territories) participate in "The World Cup", but all but 32 (now) are eliminated in the qualifying rounds.
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Level 56
Jul 17, 2018
hurrah - someone else noticed
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Level 46
Sep 26, 2015
Less than minute left and 75/78. Then I remembered the Caribbean nations. I guessed Trinidad, Jamaica and Haiti and they all were correct
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Level 33
Oct 8, 2015
Algeria and Slovakia experience Round 2.
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Level 70
Oct 20, 2015
Indeed, Slovakia reached the second round in 2010 and were then defeated by the Netherlands. Algeria participated in the last two World Cups, reaching the second round last time.
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Level 52
Oct 9, 2015
Please accept gdr for East Germany.... I typed Germany, then gdr.. then I though.. oh it's probably in the Germany count as it seems with czechoslovakia and czech republic or russia and soviet union....
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Level 71
Nov 4, 2015
Cool Quiz! Please put Round 2 (or round of 16) for Algeria and Slovakia. Also, Serbia/Serbia-Montenegro participated twice, not once as you stated. TY!
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Level 20
Mar 3, 2016
If West Germany is being put under Germany, shouldn't East Germany be put under it as well?
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Level 74
Aug 21, 2016
No, East Germany was a country that existed between 1949 and 1990, while West Germany and Germany are just two terms for the same country.
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Level 81
Jun 30, 2016
Hrm... missed Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago and the USA.
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Level 47
Jul 14, 2016
I FORGOT THE US AND PORTUGAL *face palm*
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Level 39
Aug 3, 2016
Don't worry, I forgot France! *double facepalm*
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Level 59
Nov 20, 2016
Don't worry, 1% of quiz takers forgot Brazil, even though its flag is shown and it's at the top of the list.
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Level 58
Jul 17, 2016
Slovakia's top finish was not the first round. In the 2010 world cup, they actually eliminated Italy and passed on to round 2, where they were eliminated against Netherlands.
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Level 41
Sep 5, 2016
Algeria advanced to round 2 in 2014 before losing to Germany
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Level 52
Oct 6, 2016
True, I +1 that
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Level 49
Nov 19, 2016
78/78 first time!!!
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Level 57
Nov 20, 2016
Allow DRC for Zaire?
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Level 61
Nov 20, 2016
I would really appreciate it if the standard caveat text of "Contains countries that no longer exist" was added. When I was missing 5 I scrolled up specifically to look for it. Since it wasn't there, I assumed that answers like East Germany or Yugoslavia weren't the right things to guess.
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Level 80
Nov 20, 2016
"All Teams to Ever Play a World Cup" is precise enough, there's no reason to think that some great teams of the past would be omitted from the quiz.
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Level ∞
Nov 20, 2016
Added the standard caveat
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Level 41
Nov 20, 2016
Algeria and Slovakia still aren't fixed
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Level 73
Nov 20, 2016
Shouldn't Iceland be on that list?
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Level 80
Nov 20, 2016
Nope, this year's European championship was their first major tournament.
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Level 80
Nov 16, 2017
They fixed this issue now :)
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Level 23
Jan 21, 2018
Iceland is now on the list!
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Level 47
Nov 30, 2016
good quiz. waiting for the 2018 one now. Most of the ones i forgot were European :( and a few Middle East
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Level 68
Jan 29, 2017
should allow east germany as one
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Level 50
Feb 13, 2017
East Germany's best finish is the quarters, not Round 2.
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Level 32
Mar 30, 2017
When you get Kuwait, Togo, East Germany, and Dutch East Indies but you forget Hungary...
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Level 62
Oct 8, 2017
I got them all on the first try, except I missed Switzerland. SWITZERLAND. Seriously! ugh.
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Level 53
Oct 12, 2017
You can go ahead & add Panama + Iceland now :)
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Level ∞
Oct 12, 2017
Nice work, Iceland and Panama! I'll make the changes once qualifying is complete.
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Level 47
Nov 15, 2017
I think it's about time ;)
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Level 80
Nov 16, 2017
Haiti/Iraq and UAE/Trinidad/Togo are not in alphabetical order, and Ivory Coast's name want updated.
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Level ∞
Nov 17, 2017
Fixed the ordering
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Level 58
Nov 17, 2017
VAMOS PERU!
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Level 58
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 58
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 92
Nov 24, 2017
Qatar should be included too.
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Level ∞
Nov 24, 2017
Not until 2022.
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Level 21
Nov 27, 2017
Go Iceland!
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Level 61
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 67
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 83
Mar 26, 2018
I think Indians are too busy playing cricket to care about soccer.
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Level 71
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 68
Mar 26, 2018
Misses Spain....

LLLLLLLL

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Level 32
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.
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Level 53
May 27, 2018
D'oh, forgot the Football War.
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Level 58
Jun 4, 2018
I believe Portugal is not sorted correctly. It should be right after Austria.
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Level 58
Jun 4, 2018
Also, Serbia never made to the second round.
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Level 48
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 33
Jun 13, 2018
Somehow managed to get Kuwait and miss Greece
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Level 37
Jul 1, 2018
Sadly, 1st round can now be added behind Iceland and Panama :'(
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Level 41
Jul 9, 2018
I get togo... but miss MEXICO
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Level 48
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 58
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 48
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 48
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 32
Sep 14, 2018
69/70. I forgot the United States.
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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 65
Nov 17, 2019
Got East Germany and Kuwait... but managed to miss France 🤦
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Level 60
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.
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Level 55
Jan 9, 2020
Panama?
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Level 50
Jan 20, 2020
Help somehow I forgot Spain..
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Level 52
Jan 31, 2020
Got them all wow
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Level 67
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.
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Level 92
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.
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Level 58
Apr 18, 2020
South Korea has never been third, but fourth in 2002
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Level 40
Jun 16, 2020
Why is Germany not accepted for East Germany?
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Level 42
Jul 26, 2020
Can you edit so Zaire is accepted as DRC
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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 58
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!
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Level 63
Jan 20, 2021
Czechoslovakia - Czech Republic + Slovakia equally...
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Level 76
Feb 14, 2021
I got ALL but MOROCCO!!!
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Level 30
May 21, 2022
Lol so u are telling me u got togo, dutch east indies... and u didnt get Morocco, HOW?
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Level 37
Mar 3, 2021
What is stopping the host countries from winning at home?
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Level 58
Mar 7, 2021
Losing football matches, it would appear...
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Level 73
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
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Level 66
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.
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Level 78
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!!
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Level 59
Sep 28, 2021
Finland has never qualified for a World Cup??? Wow!
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Level 66
Aug 5, 2022
Yeah, only qualified for their first Euros for the 2020 (2021) edition too.
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Level 61
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?
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Level 9
Dec 10, 2021
Why in Germany is West Germany, East Germany no
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Level 70
Jan 13, 2022
West Germany and Germany was always the same sport federation (Deutscher Fußball-Bund). East Germany was a total new federation
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Level 34
Jan 26, 2022
Just a note - South Korea's best finish is 4th place, not 3rd. Great quiz!
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Level 21
May 23, 2022
add qatar
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Level 89
Jun 20, 2022
Once again, the last country I guess on these quizzes is the one I am in...
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Level 92
Jun 21, 2022
South Korea's best result was 4th place, not 3rd.
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Level ∞
Jun 21, 2022
Okay
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Level 86
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 66
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 20
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 78
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?
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Level 86
Jul 4, 2022
When I saw 240 comments, I thought for sure Cyprus must be a correct answer! ;)
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Level 21
Jul 20, 2022
Missed only Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago, how tf did I forget T&T