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No. The host country is automatically accepted to participate in the FIFA World Cup. Previously, defending champions were also automatically accepted, a tradition that was stopped in 2006 and has not continued since. Now, defending champions must also compete in qualification matches hosted by their region's football confederation.

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Yes, just like South Africa this year.

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No, since they are hosting.

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