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List of national teams with no FIFA World Cup appearances

This is a list of national football teams with no appearances in the FIFA World Cup final tournament. Teams are listed alphabetically by confederation. Only FIFA affiliates are listed.

In tables below all qualification tournaments where the national team played at least one game are counted as attempts to qualify even if the team subsequently withdrew. Withdrawals before the start of the qualification are excluded.

AFC countries

Country Qualifying attempts
Number of First Last
2 2006 2010
7 1986 2010
8 1978
0 - -
2 1986 2002
3 1998 2010
9 1978 2010
1 2002 2002
9 1974 2010
7 1986 2010
6 1986
4 1998 2010
2 2002 2006
5 1986
7 1982 2010
10 1974 2010
4 1998 2010
3 2002 2010
1 2010 2010
5 1986 2010
5 1990
6 1990 2010
3 2002 2010
2 1998 2002
8 1978
8 1978
5 1994 2010
11 1950
4 1998 2010
9 1974
1 2010 2010
3 1998
3 1998
5 1994 2010
6 1986

CAF countries

Country Qualifying attempts
Number of First
5 1974
3 1994
5 1978
3 1994
2 2002
1 2002
2 2002
1 2010
6 1974
1 2002
2 2002
2 2002
9 1962
5 1990
5 1982
9 1974
4 1998
9 1974
4 1974
7 1982
7 1970
7 1982
7 1978
2 2002
4 1978
5 1974
5 1982
4 1994
4 1978
3 1998
2 2002
2 2002
8 1974
3 1982
9 1958
4 1994
7 1974
6 1978
10 1970
8 1970

CONCACAF countries

Country Qualifying attempts
Number of First
2 2002
7 1974
3 1998
2 2002
5 1978
3 1998
4 1970
2 2002
3 1998
3 1998
5 1978
4 1982
12 1958
7 1978
2 2002
13 1958
4 1994
8 1978
6 1974
3 1998
4 1994
4 1994
11 1962
2 2002
2 2002

CONMEBOL countries

Country Qualifying attempts
Number of First
10 1966

OFC countries

Country Qualifying attempts
Number of First Last
3 2002 2010
4 1998 2010
6 1982
1 2006
2 1998 2006
4 1998 2010
5 1994
5 1994 2010
4 1998 2010
5 1994

UEFA countries

Country Qualifying attempts
Number of First
9 1966
2 2002
3 1998
3 1998
3 1998
3 1998
12 1962
6 1934
4 1994
16 1938
3 1998
10 1958
3 1998
5 1938
3 1998
6 1934
17 1934
3 1998
9 1974
3 1998
0 -
4 1994
3 1998

Former countries

Country Qualifying attempts
Number of First Last
1 1954
1 1974
1 1986

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