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World Cup 2026: Seven African teams play their “home games” in Morocco


Seven African teams will play their “home” games for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers in Morocco in November 2023.

No fewer than seven African teams have decided to play their qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup “at home” in Morocco.

As part of the partnership and cooperation agreements between the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) and several African associations, the body accepted the request of some of them to welcome their guests to Morocco.

As a reminder, the qualifying matches for the 2026 World Cup in the Africa zone will be spread over two years. They will begin on November 13, 2023 and end in November 2025, according to the agenda set by world football’s governing body, FIFA.

The participating teams were divided into nine groups. The winners of each group automatically qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The four best runners-up in the group play in a CAF play-off tournament. The winner of this tournament will take part in a second and final FIFA play-off involving five other teams. The top two finishers qualify for the World Cup.

The first and second days of these qualifying tournaments will take place from November 13th to 21st, 2023, the third and fourth days from June 3rd to 11th, 2024, the fifth and sixth days from March 17th to 25th, 2025, the seventh and eighth Day from March 1 to September 9, 2025, the ninth and tenth days from October 6 to 14, 2025.

The CAF play-off tournament will take place from November 10th to 18th, 2025, and the FIFA play-off tournament will take place in March 2026.


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