Discussion Road to Canada , Mexico & USA - 2026 FIFA World Cup

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48 teams (12 Groups of 4)

AFC 8 Direct + 1 Play Off
CAF 9 Direct + 1 Play Off
CONCACAF 3 Direct + 3 Hosts + 2 Play Off
CONMEBOL 6 Direct + 1 Play Off
OFC 1 Direct + 1 Play Off
UEFA 16 Direct

Play O*** 2
 
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The qualification structure is as follows:
  • First round: Twenty teams (ranked 27–46) will play home-and-away over two legs.[6] The ten winners advance to the second round.

  • Second round: Thirty-six teams (those ranked 1–26 and the ten first-round winners) will be divided into nine groups of four teams to play home-and-away round-robin matches. The eighteen group winners and group runners-up advance to the third round.

  • Third round: The eighteen teams that advance from the second round will be divided into three groups of six teams to play home-and-away round-robin matches. The top two teams of each group will qualify for the World Cup, while the third-placed and fourth-placed teams of each group will advance to the fourth round.

  • Fourth round: The six teams that advance from the third round will be divided into two groups of three teams each to play a single round-robin. The winners will qualify for the World Cup.

  • Fifth round: The fourth round group runners-up will compete in a two-legged play-off tie to determine the Asian representation at the inter-confederation play-o***.
 
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Asian Qualifiers - Round 2 Group I

Socceroos 7 Bangladesh 0
Lebanon 0 Palestine 0

Next up Palestine (in Kuwait) Wednesday morning

and for Thahn @THCLT

Philippines 0 Vietnam 2
 
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Watch the Socceroos' AFC Asian Cup campaign on 10 and 10 Play

opening encounter against India at 10:30pm on Saturday, 13 January (AEDT).
 
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Aussies are through to the final 16 after beating both India and Syria so far. One group game still to play first.
 
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Round of 16 v Indonesia

Win that and we play the winner of Saudi Arabia v South Korea in the QF
 
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Round of 16 v Indonesia

Win that and we play the winner of Saudi Arabia v South Korea in the QF
That looks like a really tough quarter. Aussies should beat Indonesia, but either QF opponent is going to be tough.
 
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That looks like a really tough quarter. Aussies should beat Indonesia, but either QF opponent is going to be tough.
South Korea finished 2nd in their group , 3-3 with Malaysia, looks like they were trying to avoid Japan who finished 2nd in their group (behind Iraq)

Socceroos will definitely need to lift a gear from now on.
 
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Jordan have just beaten Iraq 3-2

Equalised in the 90 +5th minute and scored the winner in the 90 + 7th.

Meet Tajikistan in the QF
 
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