June 18, 2024
Nigeria To Battle South Africa, Others For 2026 World Cup Ticket
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Nigeria To Battle South Africa, Others For 2026 World Cup Ticket

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face familiar rivals, South Africa, for a place in the 2026 FIFA World Cup to be jointly hosted by the United States of America, Canada and Mexico.

Nigeria will also have to contend with neighbours Benin Republic, who are now being coached by former Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr in the preliminary qualifiers.

Other countries in Group C are Rwanda and Lesotho.

The official draw was held yesterday, just hours after the 45th CAF General Assembly which was also attended by CAF President Patrice Motsepe and FIFA President, Gianni Infantino in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

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54 African nations will compete for the 9 spots allocated for Africa, with the qualifiers officially starting in November.

According to CAF, winners of each Group will automatically qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2026.

The four best runners-up will play in a CAF Play-Off tournament and the winner will play in the FIFA Play-off Tournament for a potential slot as the 10th African nation.

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