32 countries participated at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Debutants to qualify were Panama and Iceland. Shocks and surprises included the following teams to miss out: Italy, Netherlands, USA, Algeria, Cameroon, Ireland, Ghana, and Chile. See the full list of qualifiers for 2022.
List of Countries that have participated in World Cups
This list includes all countries that have qualified and played in the FIFA World Cup finals.
Past Countries that have participated at the World Cup (no longer countries)
Countries that have played in the qualifiers, though are yet to play in the World Cup finals
Afghanistan, Albania, American Samoa, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chinese Taipei, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Curaçao, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Namibia, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Saar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, South Yemen, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tahiti, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.