The Preliminary Draw of the World Cup 2026 Football is planned to take place in July of 2023. This draw determines the grouping of all qualifying zones of the world’s soccer continents: in the Asian Zone (AFC), African zone (CAF), North, Central American and Caribbean zone (CONCACAF), South American zone (CONMEBOL), Oceania zone (OFC) either European zone (UEFA). The Final Draw of the FIFA World Cup 2026 is intended to take place by the end of 2025. The draw is composed of 16 pools, with each pool containing the names of three countries. It also determines the schedule for the World Cup Finals games.