CAF approves two venues for 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifies


 Accra Sports Stadium

According to reports, two stadiums in Ghana have received preliminary approval from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Accra Sports Stadium and the Cape Coast Sports Stadium are these stadiums, and they will serve as the locations for the first round of the qualifiers in November.

Between November 13 and November 21, 2023, Ghana’s World Cup qualifying campaign will kick off with a home game against Madagascar and an away game against Comoros.

Cape Coast Sports Stadium

Along with Mali, Madagascar, the Central African Republic, Comoros, and Chad, Ghana was assigned to Group I. Five teams from each group will now qualify under the new system, which was implemented on May 19, 2023, for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, as opposed to the previous four.

Nine groups made up of six teams each have been formed from the teams.

Each group’s victor will automatically qualify for the World Cup. To determine which team will advance to the inter-confederation playoffs, the four best group runners-up will compete in playoffs.

The nine groups of six teams will compete in the home-and-away round-robin games. The top four group runners-up will compete in playoffs to determine the CAF representative for the inter-confederation playoffs, while the winners of each group will be guaranteed a spot in the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

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