Draw for the 2026 World Cup African Qualifiers – Check Group (i)
World Cup – African Qualifiers – Tunisia v Mali
Soccer Football – World Cup – African Qualifiers – Tunisia v Mali – Stade Olympique De Rades, Rades, Tunisia – March 29, 2022 Tunisia’s Naim Sliti shoots at goal REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi/File Photo
July 13 (Reuters) – The draw for the African qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup was made in Abidjan on Thursday ahead of the tournament in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
The first two match days in the nine groups, which each contain six teams, will be played on Nov. 13-21, 2023 and the last two on Oct. 6-14, 2025.
The top team in each pool qualifies for the World Cup finals.
The four best runners-up will enter a playoff stage scheduled for Nov. 10-18, 2025, where the winner will enter the inter-confederation playoffs to be held in March 2026.
Democratic Republic of Congo
Sao Tome e Principe
Central African Republic