2026 WORLD CUP FOOTBALL

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2026 World Cup | Groups AFC

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There are several qualifying rounds and groups in the Asian qualifying zone, AFC. Between 2023 to 2025 (subject to changes), 46 countries in Asia will compete for a total of 8 to 9 World Cup tickets to be awarded (out of 48). These are the 46 countries that belong to the AFC zone and are members of FIFA. They will all compete for the 2026 world title in North America. In alphabetical order:

  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Bahrain
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • China PR
  • Guam
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • India
  • IR Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Japan
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Korea Republic
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Palestine
  • Korea DPR
  • Qatar
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • Thailand
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Chinese Taipei
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
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Worldwide six countries will participate in a play-off mini-event for the last 2 (of the 48) 2026 World Cup tickets to earn. None will be from the European FIFA zone, UEFA. The other five zones will each send one country, while the continent of North America, as host, may also send the sixth country to compete for the final two tickets to the final round. As a result, at least 8 to possibly 9 countries from the FIFA zone AFC will qualify for the World Cup 2026.


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