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CAF World Cup 2026 qualifying pots, seeds

CAF World Cup 2026 qualifying pots, seeds

CAF World Cup 2026 qualifying pots, seeds

The CAF World Cup qualifying groups are divided into nine, from A to I, with the top team from each group at the end of qualification receiving an automatic spot at the 2026 World Cup.

The four best-ranked second-place teams from the nine groups will go into the playoff round, including one leg semifinals and a final, to determine the 10th African qualifier.

Group A

TeamPtsPldWonDrawLossGoals ScoredGoal Difference
Egypt       
Burkino Faso       
Guinea        
Sierra Leone       
Ethiopia       
Djbouti       

Group B

TeamPtsPldWonDrawLossGoals ScoredGoal Difference
Senegal       
DR Congo       
Mauritania       
Togo       
Sudan       
South Sudan       

Group C 

TeamPtsPldWonDrawLossGoals ScoredGoal Difference
Nigeria       
South Africa       
Benin       
Zimbabwe       
Rwanda       
Lesotho       

Group D 

TeamPtsPldWonDrawLossGoals ScoredGoal Difference
Cameroon       
Cape Verde       
Angola       
Libya       
Eswatini       
Mauritius       

Group E 

TeamPtsPldWonDrawLossGoals ScoredGoal Difference
Morocco       
Zambia       
Congo       
Tanzania       
Niger       
Eritrea       

Group F 

TeamPtsPldWonDrawLossGoals ScoredGoal Difference
Ivory Coast       
Gabon       
Kenya       
Gambia       
Burundi       
Seychelles       

Group G 

TeamPtsPldWonDrawLossGoals ScoredGoal Difference
Algeria       
Guinea       
Uganda       
Mozambique       
Botswana       
Somalia       

Group H 

TeamPtsPldWonDrawLossGoals ScoredGoal Difference
Tunisia       
Equatorial Guinea       
Namibia       
Malawi       
Liberia       
Sao Tome and Principe       

Group I 

TeamPtsPldWonDrawLossGoals ScoredGoal Difference
Mali       
Ghana       
Madagascar       
Central Africa Republic       
Comoros       
Chad       

CAF World Cup 2026 qualification schedule

The CAF World Cup 2026 qualification calendar is spread across 10 matchdays with an extra combined dates for the playoff semifinals and final.

CAF will confirm full details on fixtures in due course.

STAGEDATES
Matchday OneNov. 13-21, 2023
Matchday TwoNov. 13-21, 2023
Matchday ThreeJun. 3-11, 2024
Matchday FourJun. 3-11, 2024
Matchday FiveMar. 17-25, 2025
Matchday SixMar. 17-25, 2025
Matchday SevenSep. 1-9, 2025
Matchday EightSep. 1-9, 2025
Matchday NineOct. 6-14, 2025
Matchday TenOct. 6-14, 2025
Playoff semifinal/finalNov. 10-18, 2025

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