Soccer fans all over the world are counting the days until the beginning of the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia next summer.

Arab fans in particular are anticipating the results of the ongoing World Cup qualifications to be concluded soon. But Saudi Arabia stood out as the first Arab nation to guarantee qualification to the prestigious tournament.

It will be the fifth time the Saudi team plays in the World Cup. Other Arab nations including Syria, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco still have a chance of making it to Russia next summer.

We bring you a list of all the Arab nations’ participation in the World Cup throughout the competition’s history.