The 2026 World Cup is anticipated to look completely different, with extra groups collaborating in the match than ever earlier than.
Given that FIFA plans to overhaul the World Cup by making some important modifications in 4 years, the Super Eagles of Nigeria would possibly discover themselves competing in the match once more.
Recall that the Black Stars of Ghana damage the ‘Giants of Africa’ hopes in a loss decided by a objective that counted twice.
However, the absence of the green-white-green color jersey throughout the Qatari stadium has solely served to worsen the wounds of the Super Eagles gamers and all Nigerians.
As the Mundial competitors is anticipated to look considerably completely different, there might be a better likelihood for the Super Eagles to compete there as soon as once more.
In 4 years, FIFA plans to restructure the match and implement some main revisions.
The United States, Canada, and Mexico will co-host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which will embody 48 groups, 16 greater than the 2022 World Cup.
Each continent will get a large quantity of further spots. The Oceania Football Confederation will get a assured berth for the first time, whereas UEFA will obtain three extra slots.
A playoff competitors that includes six nations will determine the final two spots in the FIFA World Cup.
Except for the UEFA, it will consist of one nation from every confederation and one additional staff from the confederation of the host nations (CONCACAF).
Below is an in depth overview of the slot distribution for every confederation:
The groupings will no longer consist of 4 groups but three groups.
According to the present construction determined by the FIFA Council in 2017, there will be 16 teams, every with three groups.
Each group will have two certified groups, eliminating 16 groups after solely two video games.
With the closing 32 individuals, the match will be a knockout.
There will be 80 video games, completely different from the 64 groups in 2022, with 16 video games.
Although, the Guardian has claimed that they would possibly change this system to 12 teams of 4 groups, with two groups transferring on from every group and the eight greatest third-place groups.
CAF will now manage a staff of 54 African nations that will compete for a minimal of 9 and a most of 10 World Cup tickets between 2023 and 2025, which is topic to revisions out of 48.
These 54 nations, which embody the Super Eagles of Nigeria, are members of FIFA and are half of the CAF zone.
If this does occur, José Peseiro’s staff will have a strong likelihood to safe a world cup spot for themselves and their nation earlier than 2026.