The 2018 FIFA World Cup field has been finalised as Peru became the final team to qualify qualify for the first time since 1982.

Peru, ranked tenth in the world, beat New Zealand’s All Whites 2:0 in a pulsating match to join 32 other national teams on the #RoadToRussia for the world’s biggest sports event.

The second-leg match at Lima’s Estadio Nacional was the decider after New Zealand and Peru played to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Oceania-South America playoff on Saturday at Wellington.

Official tournament logo

The 2018 tournament is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018, after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010.

The FIFA World Cup is rated as the most prestigious sporting event in the world as well as the most widely viewed and followed globally, exceeding even the Olympic Games.

The 32 countries that have qualified for the 2017 FIFA World Cup

Africa will be represented at the World Cup Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal.

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