The Qatar tournament was a massive success
Qatar completed its job by hosting one of the most memorable World Cups in history, and now it will pass the torch to the United States, Mexico, and Canada, who will all organize the next World Cup.
And, of course, which 45 nations will qualify, while other staging countries will be given the opportunity to become hosting states.
When will the World Cup 2026 qualifiers will began?
With Mexico, Canada, and the United States already in the World Cup 2026, other North Americans will have easy access to a World Cup 2026 spot. Guatemala, Curacao, Nicaragua, and Trinidad and Tobago will very certainly have a chance to qualify for the World Cup in 2026, however, the dates of the qualifiers have yet to be determined.
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South Americans will face the most difficult road to the World Cup in 2026, as six nations will compete for a slot. The qualifiers will begin on March 23, but the schedule for the matches hasn’t yet been finalized. Will Messi and Neymar return to the World Cup?
UEFA, the European Football Association, has not yet set a date for the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers. However, due to the European Championship in 2024, the fixtures are expected to begin in 2025. And this time, 16 European nations will receive World Cup tickets, with an announcement slated on January 25th, 2023.
This time, eight Asian countries will contend for a place in the World Cup, and India might make its second appearance in the tournament since 1950. The matches will begin on October 12, 2023, for the lowest-ranked teams, and will conclude in November 2025.
The African Football Confederation has not revealed the date of the qualifiers, but nine African countries will have the opportunity to compete in the World Cup and one extra intercontinental playoff.
The Oceania Zone of the OFC will receive half a ticket to the World Cup, but by 2026, the confederation will have a direct quota and one for reclassification. This region, like the others, has not yet established a qualifications timetable.