After this round of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Table, see the CAF countries’ current rankings. The final group winners in each group will qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Table
Equatorial Guinea defeated Namibia 1-0 in the second leg of their FIFA World Cup qualifying match in Africa, which got underway on November 15, 2023.
Egypt crushed Djibouti in the Cairo International Stadium the next day when Mohamed Salah showed off his skills by scoring four goals.
Following this round of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Table, the CAF countries’ current rankings are as follows:
Group A standings:
Group B standings:
Group C standings:
Group D standings:
Group E standings:
Group F standings:
Group G standings:
Group H standings:
Group I standings:
With their 3-0 victory against Mauritius, Cameroon surged to the top of Group D. A spot in the FIFA World Cup 2026 will be awarded to the ultimate group winners.
The FIFA World Cup, a massive football competition, will be in its 23rd edition in 2026.
The United States, Canada, and Mexico are the three North American nations that will host the FIFA World Cup in 2026.
The FIFA World Cup 2023-26 qualifying format explained
CAF will now have nine direct spots and one extra slot for the tenth team that will compete in the inter-confederation play-offs since there are now 48 teams competing for the FIFA World Cup in 2026.
In a continent where football is already fiercely competitive and thrilling, we may expect to see more up-and-coming teams represent their countries in the World Cup.
The qualifiers include big names like Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane, Riyadh Mahrez, Victor Osimhen, and Achraf Hakimi, so fans are in for a treat.
How many African teams qualify for the World Cup?
Confederation of African Football (CAF), which previously held just five spots, will now have nine direct places and one extra slot for the 10th team that will compete in the inter-confederation play-offs, as the 2026 FIFA World Cup has an enlarged 48 countries in the race.
How Many countries are playing in the African (CAF) World Cup qualifiers?
There were originally 54 teams in the event, but 53 teams from Africa will now be vying for the 10 spots after Eritrea withdrew.
What is the Qualification format for CAF 2026 World Cup qualifiers?
The federation has established a new structure since there are now nine spots instead of five. Nine groups of six teams are formed from the 53 teams, with one group comprising only five.
Group Stage: These teams will play home and away games with each group member, and the best team in each group will qualify straight for the World Cup, filling nine seats.
Play-offs: The four best second-placed clubs from all groups will then play a mini-tournament featuring two semi-finals and a final. The victor will represent CAF in the inter-conference play-offs.
Inter-confederation playoffs: One qualifying CAF team will compete in another mini-tournament involving CONMEBOL, AFC, OFC, and two CONCACAF clubs. Two top teams from this competition will occupy the 2026 World Cup final place.