Belgium were the only other European team to have qualified, as well as hosts Russia, who are given an automatic place.
In Asia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Iran and Japan had all secured their berth, while Brazil and Mexico are the only teams from the Americas to have qualified, although some others nations could join them late on Thursday night.
This is the complete list of the teams to have qualified for next summer’s festival of football:
Europe: Russia, Belgium, England, Germany
Asia: Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Iran, Japan
South America: Brazil
North and Central America: Mexico