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

FIFA World Cup 2014 - Final - Germany v Argentina - Estadio do Maracana The World Cup trophy on it's plinth before the final, 13 July 2014

Seventy-nine different teams have made the World Cup finals at least once – but how many of them can you name?

We’ve given you 10 minutes to see, with the number of appearances each nation has made given as a clue.

We’re sure you’ll get all the historical footballing powerhouses towards the top of the list, but things get seriously tricky when you get towards the bottom and the nations that have only made one or two appearances.

This is going back to the first staging of the tournament all the way back in 1930, having originally been devised by former FIFA president Jules Rimet.

If this gives you a taste for another challenge, why not try name the top goalscorers in the history of the World Cup?

Note: this list and the total number of appearances is up to and including the 2018 World Cup – but not any of the national teams that have qualified for Qatar 2022, including the hosts.

The score from the geography whiz in the Planet Football office to beat is 77/79. Getting 100% is achievable if you really put your mind to it.

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