World Cup qualifications - Europe

CompetitionsQualificationWorld Cup qualifier


Competition summary

Tournaments held22
Total participating teams56
Total games played2 814
First1934
Latest2026
Type of competitionQualification
Geographical areaGlobal
K coefficient
Competition weight in Elo ratings
40
Qualifying successfully
Automatic qualifications for hosts
and titles holders are ignored
Germany
15 qualifications
England
14 qualifications
Italy
14 qualifications
Spain
14 qualifications
Belgium
13 qualifications
France
12 qualifications
Netherlands
11 qualifications
Serbia
11 qualifications
Sweden
11 qualifications
Switzerland
11 qualifications
Russia
10 qualifications
Czech Republic
9 qualifications
Poland
9 qualifications
Austria
8 qualifications
Hungary
8 qualifications
Portugal
8 qualifications
Scotland
8 qualifications
Bulgaria
7 qualifications
Croatia
6 qualifications
Denmark
6 qualifications
Romania
6 qualifications
Greece
3 qualifications
Northern Ireland
3 qualifications
Norway
3 qualifications
Turkey
3 qualifications
Ireland
2 qualifications
Slovenia
2 qualifications
Bosnia and Herzegovina
1 qualification
East Germany
1 qualification
Iceland
1 qualification
Slovakia
1 qualification
Ukraine
1 qualification
Wales
1 qualification

World Cup finals

All-time table of the World Cup qualifiers

Tournaments details

ResultsParticipating teamsStatisticsGraphics
Elo before
Elo after
TournamentOpeningClosingQualified teams
1934
1934June 11th, 1933May 24th, 1934
Austria
Elo: 2046 - 2nd
Elo: 2047 - 2nd
Belgium
Elo: 1573 - 36th
Elo: 1544 - 38th
Czechoslovakia
Elo: 1817 - 11th
Elo: 1835 - 10th
France
Elo: 1589 - 33rd
Elo: 1607 - 31st
Germany
Elo: 1790 - 13th
Elo: 1798 - 11th
Hungary
Elo: 1793 - 13th
Elo: 1814 - 11th
Italy
Elo: 1971 - 5th
Elo: 1972 - 5th
Netherlands
Elo: 1668 - 23rd
Elo: 1721 - 18th
Romania
Elo: 1620 - 29th
Elo: 1637 - 27th
Spain
Elo: 1909 - 7th
Elo: 1935 - 7th
Sweden
Elo: 1694 - 21st
Elo: 1685 - 21st
Switzerland
Elo: 1625 - 28th
Elo: 1622 - 29th
1938
1938June 16th, 1937May 1st, 1938
Austria
Elo: 1942 - 6th
Elo: 1943 - 6th
Belgium
Elo: 1524 - 41st
Elo: 1539 - 41st
Czechoslovakia
Elo: 1884 - 9th
Elo: 1810 - 13th
Germany
Elo: 1840 - 12th
Elo: 1870 - 10th
Hungary
Elo: 1926 - 6th
Elo: 1928 - 6th
Netherlands
Elo: 1710 - 19th
Elo: 1715 - 19th
Norway
Elo: 1726 - 17th
Elo: 1732 - 17th
Poland
Elo: 1595 - 34th
Elo: 1612 - 35th
Romania
No data
No data
Sweden
Elo: 1697 - 21st
Elo: 1652 - 25th
Switzerland
Elo: 1658 - 25th
Elo: 1680 - 21st
1950
1950June 2nd, 1949April 15th, 1950
England
No data
No data
Scotland
No data
No data
Yugoslavia
Elo: 1762 - 16th
Elo: 1781 - 14th
Spain
Elo: 1893 - 9th
Elo: 1897 - 9th
Sweden
Elo: 2009 - 3rd
Elo: 1988 - 4th
Switzerland
Elo: 1739 - 18th
Elo: 1747 - 17th
Turkey
Elo: 1513 - 52nd
Elo: 1533 - 50th
1954
1954May 9th, 1953April 4th, 1954
Austria
Elo: 1857 - 11th
Elo: 1859 - 11th
Belgium
Elo: 1700 - 24th
Elo: 1763 - 16th
Czechoslovakia
Elo: 1722 - 21st
Elo: 1764 - 15th
England
No data
No data
France
Elo: 1760 - 15th
Elo: 1780 - 14th
West Germany
Elo: 1911 - 8th
Elo: 1929 - 6th
Hungary
No data
No data
Italy
Elo: 1838 - 12th
Elo: 1875 - 11th
Scotland
No data
No data
Yugoslavia
Elo: 1913 - 7th
Elo: 1946 - 5th
Turkey
Elo: 1578 - 45th
Elo: 1614 - 37th
1958
1958September 30th, 1956February 5th, 1958
Austria
Elo: 1913 - 8th
Elo: 1893 - 7th
Czechoslovakia
Elo: 1840 - 12th
Elo: 1873 - 8th
England
Elo: 1995 - 4th
Elo: 2013 - 3rd
France
Elo: 1839 - 11th
Elo: 1860 - 11th
Hungary
Elo: 2136 - 1st
Elo: 2090 - 1st
Northern Ireland
Elo: 1634 - 37th
Elo: 1727 - 23rd
Soviet Union
Elo: 1855 - 11th
Elo: 1880 - 8th
Scotland
Elo: 1835 - 12th
Elo: 1859 - 12th
Yugoslavia
Elo: 1877 - 9th
Elo: 1878 - 8th
1962
1962August 21st, 1960December 16th, 1961
Bulgaria
Elo: 1766 - 22nd
Elo: 1795 - 18th
Czechoslovakia
Elo: 1933 - 8th
Elo: 1980 - 3rd
England
Elo: 1912 - 9th
Elo: 1956 - 5th
West Germany
Elo: 1853 - 12th
Elo: 1879 - 12th
Hungary
Elo: 1974 - 4th
Elo: 1979 - 3rd
Italy
Elo: 1803 - 17th
Elo: 1838 - 15th
Soviet Union
Elo: 1975 - 4th
Elo: 1983 - 3rd
Switzerland
Elo: 1620 - 42nd
Elo: 1721 - 23rd
1966
1966May 24th, 1964December 29th, 1965
Bulgaria
Elo: 1733 - 26th
Elo: 1781 - 20th
France
Elo: 1748 - 25th
Elo: 1768 - 22nd
West Germany
Elo: 1900 - 10th
Elo: 1915 - 6th
Hungary
Elo: 1962 - 3rd
Elo: 1991 - 3rd
Italy
Elo: 1914 - 7th
Elo: 1933 - 5th
Portugal
Elo: 1682 - 31st
Elo: 1775 - 22nd
Soviet Union
Elo: 1980 - 1st
Elo: 1958 - 4th
Spain
Elo: 1923 - 5th
Elo: 1915 - 6th
Switzerland
Elo: 1564 - 53rd
Elo: 1635 - 40th
1970
197000 th, 0000December 14th, 1969
Belgium
Elo: 1724 - 27th
Elo: 1787 - 21st
Bulgaria
Elo: 1861 - 11th
Elo: 1847 - 10th
Czechoslovakia
Elo: 1898 - 9th
Elo: 1946 - 6th
West Germany
Elo: 2001 - 3rd
Elo: 2011 - 3rd
Italy
Elo: 1963 - 6th
Elo: 1999 - 4th
Romania
Elo: 1767 - 22nd
Elo: 1803 - 18th
Soviet Union
Elo: 1942 - 6th
Elo: 1977 - 5th
Sweden
Elo: 1738 - 25th
Elo: 1819 - 14th
1974
1974November 14th, 1971February 13th, 1974
Bulgaria
Elo: 1781 - 24th
Elo: 1821 - 17th
East Germany
Elo: 1851 - 13th
Elo: 1898 - 8th
Italy
Elo: 1959 - 4th
Elo: 1989 - 4th
Netherlands
Elo: 1803 - 21st
Elo: 1830 - 16th
Poland
Elo: 1963 - 4th
Elo: 1981 - 5th
Scotland
Elo: 1780 - 25th
Elo: 1795 - 21st
Yugoslavia
Elo: 1904 - 9th
Elo: 1958 - 6th
Sweden
Elo: 1829 - 13th
Elo: 1881 - 12th
1978
1978March 7th, 1976December 11th, 1977
Austria
Elo: 1790 - 21st
Elo: 1872 - 15th
France
Elo: 1779 - 23rd
Elo: 1842 - 16th
Italy
Elo: 1948 - 7th
Elo: 1944 - 7th
Netherlands
Elo: 2043 - 3rd
Elo: 2075 - 2nd
Poland
Elo: 1903 - 10th
Elo: 1911 - 8th
Scotland
Elo: 1944 - 8th
Elo: 1998 - 4th
Spain
Elo: 1907 - 9th
Elo: 1951 - 6th
Sweden
Elo: 1813 - 18th
Elo: 1756 - 23rd
1982
1982March 26th, 1980January 10th, 1982
Austria
Elo: 1909 - 13th
Elo: 1893 - 11th
Belgium
Elo: 1937 - 9th
Elo: 1928 - 7th
Czechoslovakia
Elo: 1923 - 13th
Elo: 1893 - 12th
England
Elo: 2020 - 3rd
Elo: 1897 - 11th
France
Elo: 1916 - 13th
Elo: 1894 - 12th
West Germany
Elo: 2114 - 1st
Elo: 2109 - 1st
Hungary
Elo: 1800 - 22nd
Elo: 1807 - 18th
Italy
Elo: 1981 - 5th
Elo: 1913 - 8th
Northern Ireland
Elo: 1712 - 29th
Elo: 1785 - 21st
Poland
Elo: 1943 - 9th
Elo: 1974 - 5th
Soviet Union
Elo: 1944 - 7th
Elo: 2000 - 4th
Scotland
Elo: 1780 - 23rd
Elo: 1845 - 17th
Yugoslavia
Elo: 1878 - 14th
Elo: 1915 - 7th
1986
1986May 2nd, 1984December 4th, 1985
Belgium
Elo: 1856 - 15th
Elo: 1842 - 16th
Bulgaria
Elo: 1744 - 30th
Elo: 1830 - 19th
Denmark
Elo: 1893 - 10th
Elo: 1929 - 4th
England
Elo: 1951 - 4th
Elo: 1935 - 3rd
France
Elo: 2033 - 1st
Elo: 1989 - 2nd
West Germany
Elo: 1958 - 3rd
Elo: 1905 - 6th
Hungary
Elo: 1766 - 26th
Elo: 1854 - 11th
Northern Ireland
Elo: 1830 - 20th
Elo: 1842 - 18th
Poland
Elo: 1907 - 7th
Elo: 1825 - 20th
Portugal
Elo: 1856 - 15th
Elo: 1830 - 19th
Soviet Union
Elo: 2044 - 1st
Elo: 2005 - 1st
Spain
Elo: 1880 - 13th
Elo: 1858 - 13th
1990
1990April 17th, 1988November 19th, 1989
Austria
Elo: 1731 - 31st
Elo: 1721 - 30th
Belgium
Elo: 1781 - 27th
Elo: 1852 - 17th
Czechoslovakia
Elo: 1851 - 13th
Elo: 1890 - 12th
England
Elo: 1894 - 7th
Elo: 1939 - 6th
West Germany
Elo: 1962 - 5th
Elo: 1999 - 2nd
Ireland
Elo: 1857 - 11th
Elo: 1887 - 14th
Netherlands
Elo: 2049 - 1st
Elo: 2062 - 1st
Romania
Elo: 1849 - 15th
Elo: 1890 - 12th
Soviet Union
Elo: 2003 - 2nd
Elo: 1954 - 6th
Scotland
Elo: 1782 - 26th
Elo: 1767 - 24th
Yugoslavia
Elo: 1869 - 10th
Elo: 1924 - 9th
Spain
Elo: 1865 - 11th
Elo: 1922 - 9th
Sweden
Elo: 1944 - 6th
Elo: 1958 - 5th
1994
1994March 21st, 1992November 17th, 1993
Belgium
Elo: 1811 - 18th
Elo: 1826 - 22nd
Bulgaria
Elo: 1758 - 26th
Elo: 1788 - 24th
Greece
Elo: 1666 - 37th
Elo: 1738 - 28th
Ireland
Elo: 1904 - 10th
Elo: 1839 - 19th
Italy
Elo: 1996 - 3rd
Elo: 1999 - 2nd
Netherlands
Elo: 1999 - 3rd
Elo: 1994 - 3rd
Norway
Elo: 1727 - 28th
Elo: 1853 - 16th
Romania
Elo: 1799 - 21st
Elo: 1828 - 20th
Russia
Elo: 1879 - 11th
Elo: 1841 - 18th
Spain
Elo: 1834 - 15th
Elo: 1910 - 9th
Sweden
Elo: 1859 - 14th
Elo: 1883 - 12th
Switzerland
Elo: 1770 - 27th
Elo: 1847 - 16th
1998
1998March 10th, 1996November 29th, 1997
Austria
Elo: 1696 - 33rd
Elo: 1749 - 26th
Belgium
Elo: 1775 - 24th
Elo: 1798 - 20th
Bulgaria
Elo: 1848 - 16th
Elo: 1821 - 19th
Croatia
Elo: 1899 - 11th
Elo: 1867 - 14th
Denmark
Elo: 1946 - 6th
Elo: 1930 - 9th
England
Elo: 1931 - 7th
Elo: 2000 - 5th
Germany
Elo: 2105 - 1st
Elo: 2067 - 2nd
Italy
Elo: 1982 - 5th
Elo: 1974 - 6th
Netherlands
Elo: 1908 - 10th
Elo: 1939 - 8th
Norway
Elo: 1816 - 22nd
Elo: 1862 - 14th
Romania
Elo: 1836 - 18th
Elo: 1879 - 13th
Scotland
Elo: 1786 - 23rd
Elo: 1796 - 21st
Yugoslavia
Elo: 1948 - 7th
Elo: 1973 - 7th
Spain
Elo: 1997 - 4th
Elo: 2046 - 3rd
2002
2002March 4th, 2000November 25th, 2001
Belgium
Elo: 1769 - 26th
Elo: 1834 - 17th
Croatia
Elo: 1901 - 10th
Elo: 1901 - 8th
Denmark
Elo: 1814 - 17th
Elo: 1874 - 10th
England
Elo: 1891 - 11th
Elo: 1936 - 7th
Germany
Elo: 1850 - 13th
Elo: 1869 - 13th
Italy
Elo: 2008 - 3rd
Elo: 2016 - 3rd
Poland
Elo: 1727 - 33rd
Elo: 1751 - 29th
Portugal
Elo: 1986 - 5th
Elo: 2010 - 4th
Russia
Elo: 1811 - 19th
Elo: 1833 - 19th
Slovenia
Elo: 1675 - 46th
Elo: 1758 - 27th
Spain
Elo: 1971 - 6th
Elo: 1962 - 6th
Sweden
Elo: 1825 - 16th
Elo: 1884 - 9th
Turkey
Elo: 1742 - 27th
Elo: 1796 - 24th
2006
2006September 6th, 2003November 16th, 2005
Croatia
Elo: 1821 - 20th
Elo: 1873 - 13th
Czech Republic
Elo: 1996 - 4th
Elo: 1968 - 4th
England
Elo: 1975 - 6th
Elo: 1954 - 5th
France
Elo: 2018 - 1st
Elo: 1976 - 3rd
Italy
Elo: 1919 - 8th
Elo: 1922 - 8th
Netherlands
Elo: 1919 - 8th
Elo: 2019 - 2nd
Poland
Elo: 1732 - 31st
Elo: 1831 - 19th
Portugal
Elo: 1889 - 10th
Elo: 1906 - 10th
Serbia and Montenegro
Elo: 1729 - 32nd
Elo: 1795 - 23rd
Spain
Elo: 1978 - 5th
Elo: 1958 - 6th
Sweden
Elo: 1859 - 12th
Elo: 1907 - 9th
Switzerland
Elo: 1679 - 38th
Elo: 1779 - 25th
Ukraine
Elo: 1636 - 51st
Elo: 1765 - 29th
2010
2010October 8th, 2007November 18th, 2009
Denmark
Elo: 1825 - 17th
Elo: 1804 - 19th
England
Elo: 1917 - 9th
Elo: 1992 - 4th
France
Elo: 1932 - 7th
Elo: 1891 - 8th
Germany
Elo: 1975 - 6th
Elo: 1969 - 5th
Greece
Elo: 1771 - 26th
Elo: 1783 - 22nd
Italy
Elo: 2006 - 5th
Elo: 1954 - 6th
Netherlands
Elo: 2008 - 4th
Elo: 2045 - 3rd
Portugal
Elo: 1867 - 14th
Elo: 1873 - 12th
Serbia
Elo: 1729 - 37th
Elo: 1820 - 15th
Slovakia
Elo: 1609 - 55th
Elo: 1659 - 49th
Slovenia
Elo: 1546 - 73rd
Elo: 1674 - 46th
Spain
Elo: 2089 - 1st
Elo: 2089 - 2nd
Switzerland
Elo: 1791 - 22nd
Elo: 1807 - 17th
2014
2014June 15th, 2011November 20th, 2013
Belgium
Elo: 1704 - 39th
Elo: 1867 - 14th
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Elo: 1699 - 40th
Elo: 1790 - 22nd
Croatia
Elo: 1865 - 13th
Elo: 1806 - 21st
England
Elo: 1986 - 4th
Elo: 1964 - 6th
France
Elo: 1855 - 14th
Elo: 1881 - 12th
Germany
Elo: 2038 - 3rd
Elo: 2079 - 3rd
Greece
Elo: 1790 - 22nd
Elo: 1840 - 16th
Italy
Elo: 1910 - 9th
Elo: 1910 - 9th
Netherlands
Elo: 1944 - 8th
Elo: 2016 - 5th
Portugal
Elo: 1945 - 7th
Elo: 1930 - 9th
Russia
Elo: 1843 - 15th
Elo: 1842 - 17th
Spain
Elo: 2156 - 1st
Elo: 2123 - 2nd
Switzerland
Elo: 1787 - 24th
Elo: 1864 - 15th
2018
2018March 12th, 2015November 15th, 2017
Belgium
Elo: 1873 - 14th
Elo: 1929 - 9th
Croatia
Elo: 1849 - 15th
Elo: 1856 - 16th
Denmark
Elo: 1746 - 30th
Elo: 1842 - 18th
England
Elo: 1913 - 10th
Elo: 1929 - 8th
France
Elo: 2001 - 5th
Elo: 1979 - 6th
Germany
Elo: 2017 - 2nd
Elo: 2117 - 1st
Iceland
Elo: 1742 - 30th
Elo: 1841 - 19th
Poland
Elo: 1824 - 17th
Elo: 1857 - 16th
Portugal
Elo: 1959 - 6th
Elo: 2000 - 5th
Serbia
Elo: 1725 - 34th
Elo: 1756 - 30th
Spain
Elo: 1957 - 8th
Elo: 2033 - 3rd
Sweden
Elo: 1735 - 32nd
Elo: 1825 - 19th
Switzerland
Elo: 1803 - 19th
Elo: 1866 - 14th
TournamentOpeningClosingQualified teams
2022
2022June 6th, 2019June 14th, 2022
Belgium
Elo: 2126 - 1st
Elo: 2075 - 4th
Croatia
Elo: 1825 - 19th
Elo: 1858 - 17th
Denmark
Elo: 1965 - 9th
Elo: 1937 - 10th
England
Elo: 2036 - 6th
Elo: 2032 - 6th
France
Elo: 2073 - 4th
Elo: 2114 - 2nd
Germany
Elo: 1916 - 13th
Elo: 1963 - 10th
Netherlands
Elo: 1922 - 12th
Elo: 1929 - 12th
Poland
Elo: 1762 - 32nd
Elo: 1799 - 28th
Portugal
Elo: 2007 - 8th
Elo: 1984 - 8th
Serbia
Elo: 1798 - 24th
Elo: 1846 - 18th
Spain
Elo: 2024 - 7th
Elo: 2037 - 6th
Switzerland
Elo: 1917 - 12th
Elo: 1934 - 11th
Wales
Elo: 1822 - 20th
Elo: 1841 - 18th
2026
2026March 21st, 2025March 31st, 2026
Elo before
Elo after
TournamentParticipating teams
1934
1934
1938
1938
1950
1950
1954
1954
1958
1958
1962
1962
1966
1966
1970
1970
1974
1974
1978
1978
1982
1982
1986
1986
1990
1990
1994
1994
1998
1998
2002
2002
2006
2006
2010
2010
2014
2014
2018
2018
TournamentParticipating teams
2022
2022
2026
2026
TournamentParticipating teamsGames playedTotal goalsAverage goalsLowest EloHighest EloAverage Elo
1934
193422181025.64111420471603
1938
19382122964.36111819431541
1950
19501114614.48129320131668
1954
195419341153.37128819461660
1958
195828572324.07126921001689
1962
196228552093.80124320051721
1966
196631822503.05132219931704
1970
197029802813.51129320171735
1974
197432872472.86125620071706
1978
197831792332.94124820751736
1982
1982331263562.83120421211736
1986
1986321193082.59116220491743
1990
1990331172902.47115520621733
1994
1994361825002.7599620081655
1998
1998492286672.9395321061634
2002
2002502396792.8493620311624
2006
2006512827782.7694020381623
2010
2010532687252.7191221221630
2014
2014532687492.7987721621625
2018
2018542788072.9085221171614
TournamentParticipating teamsGames playedTotal goalsAverage goalsLowest EloHighest EloAverage Elo
2022
2022541805202.8979321361612
2026
2026

Elo ratings of participating teams

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