After a dramatic two weeks of international football, next summer’s World Cup has taken shape. 32 nations have now qualified for next summer's tournament.
The usual suspects have qualified – from Brazil to Germany, England to France – but there are a number of high-profile national sides who have missed out.
Here, we provide a definitive lowdown on the World Cup qualifiers and much more:
Countries that have qualified
A closer look at the qualifying groups
Play-off spot: Sweden
Eliminated: Belarus, Bulgaria, Holland and Luxembourg
Play-off spot: Switzerland
Eliminated: Andorra, Faroe Islands, Hungary and Latvia
Play-off spot: Northern Ireland
Eliminated: Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Norway and San Marino
Play-off spot: Ireland
Eliminated: Austria, Georgia, Moldova and Wales
Play-off spot: Denmark
Eliminated: Armenia, Kazakhstan, Montenegro and Romania
Play-off spot: N/A. Slovakia amassed the fewest points out of the nine runners-ups so missed out on the eight.
Eliminated: Lithuania, Malta, Scotland, Slovakia and Slovenia
Play-off spot: Italy
Eliminated: Albania, Israel, Liechtenstein and Macedonia
Play-off spot: Greece
Eliminated: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cyprus, Estonia and Gibraltar
Play-off spot: Croatia
Eliminated: Finland, Kosovo, Turkey and Ukraine
Switzerland (seeded) beat Northern Ireland
Sweden beat Italy (seeded)
Denmark (seeded) beat Republic of Ireland
Croatia (seeded) beat Greece
Only Nigeria and Egypt have so far qualified for the World Cup out of the CAF groups. Three more are to follow.
Eliminated: DR Congo, Libya and Guinea
Eliminated: Zambia, Cameroon and Algeria
Eliminated: Ivory Coast, Gabon, and Mali
Eliminated: Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, South Africa
Eliminated: Uganda, Ghana and Congo
One winner and one runner-up from each of the two Third Rounds groups qualify for Russia 2018. The third-placed teams play one another to advance to the intercontinental play-off.
Qualified: Iran, South Korea
Advance to intercontinental play-off: Syria
Eliminated: Uzbekistan, China PR, Qatar.
Qualified: Japan, Saudi Arabia
Advance to intercontinental play-off: Australia
Eliminated: UAE, Iraq and Thailand
North, Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF):
Formatted as a Round Robin, the top three sides qualify while fourth-place advances to an intercontinental play-off.
Teams: Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, USA
Qualified: Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama
Advance to intercontinental play-off: Honduras
Eliminated: Trinidad and Tobago, USA
Teams: New Zealand, New Caledonia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Papua New Guinea
Advance to intercontinental play-off: New Zealand
South America (CONMEBOL):
The top four teams from the 10-man group, formatted in the same way as CONCACAF, qualify for Russia. The fifth-place team advances to the intercontinental play-off.
Teams: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
Qualified: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay
Advance to intercontinental play-off: Peru
Eliminated: Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay and Venezuela
Inter-confederation play-off results:
Australia (AFC) beat Hondruas (CONCACAF)
Peru (CONMEBOL) beat New Zealand (OFC)
When is the World Cup draw?
The final draw for the tournament will be held in Moscow on Friday 1 December.
When is the World Cup?
The 2018 World Cup in Russia will start on 14 June and finish with the final in Moscow on 15 July.