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2018 World Cup: Who has qualified for the finals in Russia next year

Final grid for 2018 World Cup Russia
With 32 teams having qualified, the field for the 2018 World Cup in Russia is set.

Qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, which began on March 12, 2015, is over with the final 32 teams now known. The seeded draw pots can be seen in full here.

Qualified nations: Russia (hosts), Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Uruguay.

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FIFA says banned referee had six-year match-fixing history

Joseph Lamptey
Joseph Lamptey's history of match-fixing has been detailed in court proceedings.

A FIFA investigation linked a referee accused of match-fixing a World Cup qualifier in 2016 to "numerous publicly documented scandals" in the previous six years.

FIFA investigators said Joseph Lamptey of Ghana had "a history of being suspended for poor performances" before being banned for life and typically awarded more penalties than other African referees of his grade.

A common match-fixing tactic is for referees to award penalty kicks after non-existent fouls or handball incidents to help betting...

Nigeria's Gernot Rohr issues update on Vincent Enyeama return

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has acknowledged that he is hopeful that Vincent Enyeama will return to the Super Eagles setup, but has hinted that the keeper's club situation will need to improve before he could retake the No. 1 spot.

Having qualified comfortably from Group B ahead of Algeria, Zambia and Cameroon during CAF's qualifying campaign, Nigeria will learn the identities of their first-round foe in Russia in Friday's draw at the Kremlin.

While Super Eagles confidence has been boosted by a recent...

Picking a Dream XI from Africa's World Cup qualifiers

Ahead of Friday's World Cup draw, KweséESPN reveal our Dream XI of African players set to compete in next summer's showpiece in Russia.

Munir: In truth, several of Africa's World Cup five aren't in particularly strong shape between the sticks, with Nigeria, notably, unable to point to one, clear excellent goalkeeping option.

Morocco, by contrast, have no concerns at the back, having gone through the entirety of their qualifying campaign without conceding.

While the whole of the team must take...

Daniel Akpeyi must shut out criticism if he's to reach the World Cup

What must have been going through Daniel Akpeyi's mind as he watched Ever Banega's superbly curled free kick sail past him and nestle inside the net for Argentina's first goal in last week's friendly in Krasnodar?

It was just punishment for a basic horror error from the keeper, as he picked up the ball after dropping it outside his box.

He was fortunate to have escaped a red card for the offence, but was caught wrong-footed by Banega's fine free kick.

In typical Nigerian fashion, some comments on...