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The starting eleven for Kuwait pose for a group picture

FIFA World Cup™ finals history
Kuwait have competed at one World Cup, at Spain 1982, where they locked horns with France, England and Czechoslovakia in a tough-looking Group 4. Despite being eliminated after drawing 1-1 with the Czechoslovakians and losing 4-1 and 1-0 to the French and English respectively, Al Azraq earned plaudits for their plucky and combative displays. Unfortunately, eight qualifying campaigns later, the Kuwaitis are still waiting to make their second appearance at the showpiece event. Their attempt to reach Brazil 2014 came to an abrupt halt in the third round of qualifying, in which they finished third in Group B behind Lebanon and Korea Republic.