Skip to main content

Quiz! Can you name every country to compete at a FIFA World Cup?

(Image credit: Getty)

10 minutes on the clock, 86 countries to guess - the continent that we've listed for them refers to the federation they were a part of when they first qualified.

Remember to tweet your scores @FourFourTwo (opens in new tab) and send to some friends!

NOW TRY Quiz! Can you name every Premier League club ever?

According to those that have done it, there's no greater feeling than representing your country at the World Cup.

While the tournament, for many, is about the stars – the Maradonas and Peles, Ronaldos and Messis – a nice subplot every four years in the group stage is welcoming a country that have never competed before.

There's always one. There always has been at least one new country at every tournament since the inaugural World Cup back in 1930. This year, we know for sure that Qatar will be there: but since this is a quiz looking back at past World Cups… they're not on the list just yet. 

For this quiz, we'd like you to name each one. Where countries have changed names – ah, politics – either answer will count, but you get a point for each. The year refers to the country's debut in the World Cup.


Quiz! How many of the 144 clubs to appear in the Champions League group stage can you name?

Quiz! Can you name the home stadium of every club in the Premier League and Football League?

Quiz! Can you name every club in the first-ever English football league season?

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Mark White
Mark White

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.