This Thursday, July 13 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the draw for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers took place.
The 54 selections in the running are divided into nine groups of six teams each. According to the latest Fifa rankings, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Cameroon, Mali and Ivory Coast have inherited seeded status.
Cameroon are housed in Group D and will cross swords with Cape Verde, Angola, Libya, Swaziland and Mauritius
The 2026 edition of the World Cup will take place in the United States, Canada and Mexico and will be played with 48 teams for the first time, instead of 32. This expansion will allow the African continent to send 9 to 10 representatives against 5 previously.
Group A : Djibouti / Ethiopia / Sierra Leone / Guinea Bissau / Burkina Faso / Egypt
Group B : South Sudan / Sudan / Togo / Mauritania / DRC / Senegal
Group C : Lesotho / Rwanda / Zimbabwe / Benin / South Africa / Nigeria
Group D : Mauritius / Eswatini / Libya / Angola / Cape Verde / Cameroon
Group E: Eritrea / Niger / Tanzania / Congo / Zambia / Morocco
Group F : Seychelles / Burundi / Gambia / Kenya / Gabon / Ivory Coast
Group G : Somalia / Botswana / Mozambique / Uganda / Guinea / Algeria
Group H : Sao Tome and Principe / Liberia / Malawi / Namibia / Equatorial Guinea / Tunisia
Group I : Chad / Comoros / Central African Republic / Madagascar / Ghana / Mali