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.
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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.
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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.
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