Flag Emojis and 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

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You better be ready with your Flag Emojis as the FIFA World Cup 2018 is happening and there is nothing as embarrassing as getting your flags wrong.

I mean how about you support Belgium and you post the German flag?

I admit I do get a bit confused about which emoji to use. In fact I may suffer from some kind of Emoji social anxiety.

So I investigated and found that emoji flags are supported on most major platforms, except Windows which displays two-letter country codes instead of emoji flag images. In case you wanted to know, South Africa was added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifiers

The draw for the competition took place on Dec. 1, 2017 after Peru topped New Zealand in an intercontinental playoff to complete the field of 32 and return to its first World Cup since 1982.

A full list of qualifiers for the 21st FIFA World Cup can be found below:

UEFA (Europe)

Qualified: Russia (host), Belgium, Germany, England, Spain, Poland, Iceland, Serbia, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Croatia, Sweden, Denmark

AFC (Asia)

Qualified: Iran, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Australia

CAF (Africa)

Qualified: Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco

CONCACAF (North America)

Qualified: Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama

CONMEBOL (South America)

Qualified: Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, Peru

OFC (Oceania)

Qualified: None

World Cup Emoji Challenge

For those who recon they are emoji and football buffs, why don’t you try to do this World Cup 2018 Emoji Challenge? Chances are, you probably stumbled across the clues online, but if not, look below and try to guess the name of the player from the emojis.

There are other Soccer World Cup 2018 Emojis for iPhones.

And if you are an Android user like me and you just want to add a bit of World Cup emoji spice to your communications over this month you can find some Emoji World Cup inspiration right here.

Know you Football Team’s Flag

So here are the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Teams, Alphabetically, with their flags.

Argentina
Australia
Belgium
Brazil
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Denmark
Egypt
England
France
Germany
Iceland
Iran

Korea Republic
Mexico
Nigeria
Panama
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Tunisia
Uruguay

So don’t forget to use flag emojis and don’t get your flags mixed up. Just enjoy the 2018 Russia World Cup.

Flags courtesy of ITA‘s
Flags of All Countries used with permission.