2026 FIFA World Cup Teams, Qualified Nations
FIFA world cup 2026 edition is all set to be played in Canada, United States and Mexico between 8 June and 3 July. 48 national football teams from six confederations (UEFA, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, CAF, AFC, OFC) are set to rock the tournament. Argentina will be title defending champion in 23rd FIFA football world cup if they qualify for main event.
Teams qualification format
Since it’s a 48-team world cup, teams come from various confederations after winning so many games and crossing hurdles.
UEFA (Union of European Football Associations)
16 teams from UEFA confederation play into 2026 FIFA World Cup.
CAF (Confederation of African Football)
9 teams from African confederations will enter in the world cup 2026 directly.
CONMEBOL (South American Football Confederation)
Top 6 teams will through directly to the world cup 2026 after completion of qualification process. One team from CONMEBOL region to play inter-confederations playoff to seal berth for main world cup event.
CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football)
Six teams from CONCACAF confederation will be playing in 2026 FIFA WC. Two team will be playing inter confederation playoffs.
AFC (Asian Football Confederation)
8 teams from Asia confederation to be featured in the football world cup to be staged in USA, Mexico, Canada. Meanwhile one team to contest in inter-confederation knockout to make it into main competition.
OFC (Oceania Football Confederation)
One team will directly qualify to main 2026 world cup event meanwhile one OFC team will have to play qualifying match to feature in the championship.
FIFA World Cup 2026 Teams Qualification
|Confederation||Teams to Qualify|
|CAF||9+ (1 team inter-confederation playoffs)|
|CONMEBOL||6 + (1 team inter-confederation playoffs)|
|AFC||8 + (1 team inter-confederation playoffs)|
|CONCACAF||6 + (2 teams inter-confederation playoffs)|
|OFC||1 + (1 team inter-confederation playoffs)|
Inter Confederation Playoffs
|Total teams||48 (46 direct qualify + 2 qualify from inter-confederations playoff)|
Qualified 48 teams for FIFA 2026 world cup
1. USA (Host)
Which 4 teams do you think will qualify for 2026 FIFA world cup semi-finals? What’s your prediction?