On Wednesday, July 12, the Nigerian Super Eagles will learn their group rivals for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
The draw ceremony will take place in Cotonou, Benin Republic, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) stated.
For the first time, 48 nations will compete, and Africa will now receive nine automatic spots.
Nine groups made up of 54 member associations will be formed, and the champions of each group will advance directly to the World Cup.
A CAF Play-Off contest will include the four best runners-up from each group. The CAF Play-Off competition champion will compete in the FIFA Play-Off competition.
The first and second qualifying matchdays will be held between November 13 and 21, 2023, while the qualifying tournament will finish in October 2025.
The United States, Canada, and Mexico will co-host the 2026 World Cup.