The FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers will see Brazil and Argentina face off in a highly anticipated match at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The match is scheduled for Tuesday 21st November at 21:30 local time, but for those in Europe, it will kick off in the early hours of Wednesday 22nd November.
The qualification process for the CONMEBOL region began in September 2023 and will continue until September 2025. There are ten countries participating in the qualifiers – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. However, with only six spots available for the FIFA World Cup 2026 finals, the competition is fierce.
Each country will play the other nine teams in a round robin format, with matches both at home and away. After all the fixtures have been completed, the top six teams will secure their spots in the finals in America, Canada, and Mexico. The nation that finishes in seventh place will have the opportunity to participate in the FIFA Play-Off Tournament, where they will compete against five teams from other regions for a chance to claim one of the two remaining places at the finals.