A bit late with this, but this is a thread to track the entire campaign from the first qualifier (which was in Timor-Leste on March 12 of this year) to the final on the 15th of July in Moscow in three years' time.
All 208 FIFA member associations are registered for the qualifiers, which is a first in World Cup history. Not all will compete though, like for example Zimbabwe and Indonesia who have been expelled by FIFA and removed from the process.
So this is a thread to keep a track of the timeline on the road to crowning a new world champion in Russia 2018. Whenever a team is eliminated, they'll be added to the list as will the date that the elimination occurred on.
I'll do my best to update the OP every time that happens as soon as possible, but feel free to post an elimination in the thread for me to add later on if you notice one before I do. And remember, only add nations when they have been mathematically eliminated and not before it is made official.
Just as an FYI.
So let's get the show on the road!
#208 - Mongolia - March 17, 2015
#207 - Nepal - March 17, 2015
#206 - Sri Lanka - March 17, 2015
#205 - Macau - March 17, 2015
#204 - Brunei - March 17, 2015
#203 - Pakistan - March 23, 2015
#202 - U.S. Virgin Islands - March 26, 2015
#201 - Turks and Caicos Islands - March 26, 2015
#200 - Bahamas - March 29, 2015
#199 - British Virgin Islands - March 29, 2015
#198 - Anguilla - March 29, 2015
#197 - Cayman Islands - March 29, 2015
#196 - Montserrat - March 31, 2015
#195 - Indonesia - June 3, 2015 *Disqualified by FIFA as a punishment for their suspension, excluded from qualifers
#194 - Cuba - June 14, 2015
#193 - Dominican Republic - June 14, 2015
#192 - Saint Lucia - June 14, 2015
#191 - Guyana - June 14, 2015
#190 - Bermuda - June 15, 2015
#189 - Suriname - June 16, 2015
#188 - Puerto Rico - June 16, 2015
#187 - Dominica - June 16, 2015
#186 - Saint Kitts and Nevis - June 16, 2015
#185 - Barbados - June 29, 2015 *Disqualified for fielding an ineligible player against Aruba in the second leg of the second round, lost the game 3-0 and 3-2 on the aggregate overall as a result
Zimbabwe weren't added to the list despite being expelled by FIFA on March 12, 2015, because they're still in the process of appealing the decision and could yet overturn it to take part in the qualifiers. If lost, they will be added to the list later on at some point when a decision is made by FIFA regarding the matter.
208 teams started the campaign, only 1 will be left come the end of the tournament in July 2018. This is the official elimination timeline thread for Russia 2018!