Teams qualified for 2010 World Cup
Team Qualified as Date of Qualification World Cup appearance Last appearance
South Africa Host May 15, 2004 third 2002
Australia Asia Group A winner June 6, 2009 third 2006
Japan Asia Group A runner-up June 6 fourth 2006
South Korea Asia Group B winner June 6 eighth 2006
Netherlands UEFA Group 9 winner June 6 ninth 2006
North Korea Asia Group B runner-up June 17 second 1966
Brazil CONMEBOL first place Sept. 5 19th 2006
Ghana Africa Group D winner Sept. 6 second 2006
England UEFA Group 6 winner Sept. 9 13th 2006
Spain UEFA Group 5 winner Sept. 9 13th 2006
Paraguay CONMEBOL third place Sept. 9 eighth 2006
Ivory Coast Africa Group E winner Oct. 10 second 2006
Germany UEFA Group 4 winner Oct. 10 17th 2006
Denmark UEFA Group 1 winner Oct. 10 fourth 2002
Serbia UEFA Group 7 winner Oct. 10 11th* 2006
Italy UEFA Group 8 winner Oct. 10 17th 2006
Chile CONMEBOL second place Oct. 10 eighth 1998
Mexico CONCACAF second place Oct. 10 14th 2006
United States CONCACAF winner Oct. 10 ninth 2006
Switzerland UEFA Group 2 winner Oct. 14 ninth 2006
Slovakia UEFA Group 3 winner Oct. 14 first N/A
Argentina CONMEBOL fourth place Oct. 14 15th 2006
Honduras CONCACAF third place Oct. 14 second 1982
New Zealand AFC vs. OFC playoff winner Nov. 14 second 1982
Nigeria Africa Group B winner Nov. 14 fourth 2002
Cameroon Africa Group A winner Nov. 14 sixth 2002
Algeria Africa Group C playoff winner Nov. 18 third 1986
Greece European playoff winner Nov. 18 second 1994
Slovenia European playoff winner Nov. 18 second 2002
Portugal European playoff winner Nov. 18 fifth 2006
France European playoff winner Nov. 18 13th 2006
Uruguay CONMEBOL vs. CONCACAF playoff winner Nov. 18 11th 2002
* First appearance as Serbia (previous 10 appearances as Yugoslavia, Serbia & Montenegro)

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