The smallest countries to qualify for the World Cup

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According to the 2016 U.S. Census, the city of Los Angeles recorded a population of 3.9 million people. That means that Los Angeles dwarfs the populations of these World Cup nations. Check out the list of the smallest countries (in population) to have participated in the World Cup.

<p>Population at the time of qualification: 340,000 </p>
Iceland, 2018 World Cup

Population at the time of qualification: 340,000

<p>Population at the time of qualification: 860,000 </p>
Paraguay, 1930 World Cup

Population at the time of qualification: 860,000

<p>Population at the time of qualification: 1,300,000 </p>
Trinidad and Tobago, 2006 World Cup

Population at the time of qualification: 1,300,000

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<p>Population at the time of qualification: 1,400,000 </p>
Northern Ireland, 1958 World Cup

Population at the time of qualification: 1,400,000

<p>Population at the time of qualification: 1,500,000 </p>
Kuwait, 1982 World Cup

Population at the time of qualification: 1,500,000

<p>Population at the time of qualification: 1,900,000 </p>
United Arab Emirates, 1990 World Cup

Population at the time of qualification: 1,900,000

<p>Population at the time of qualification: 1,900,000 </p>
Uruguay, 1930 World Cup

Population at the time of qualification: 1,900,000

<p>Population at the time of qualification: 2,000,000 </p>
Slovenia, 2010 World Cup

Population at the time of qualification: 2,000,000

<p>Population at the time of qualification: 2,000,000 </p>
Bolivia, 1930 World Cup

Population at the time of qualification: 2,000,000

<p>Population at the time of qualification: 2,600,000 </p>
Jamaica, 1982 World Cup

Population at the time of qualification: 2,600,000

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