Asian qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup begin on the 12th.
The 2026 World Cup will be co-hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and the Asian qualifiers held on the 12th are the first qualifiers.
In the first qualifying round, 20 countries with lower FIFA rankings will face each other in a home-and-away format on the 12th and 17th, and the winning country will advance to the second qualifying round.
Korea will play in the second preliminary round starting in November, and through the first round, the country that will be in the same group as Korea in the second round will be decided.
Among the 10 matchups in the first preliminary round, the winner of the match between Singapore and Guam will be placed in Group C, the same as Korea, in the second preliminary round.
Korea is scheduled to play the first round of the second preliminary round on November 16 against the winner of the game between Singapore and Guam.
In terms of objective power, it is difficult for either Singapore or Guam to have a significant impact on the win or loss, but once the second match is over on the 17th, 스포츠토토Korea’s opponent for the first match of the second preliminary round in November will be decided.
In addition to the winners of the Singapore and Guam games, Korea will play in Group C of the second preliminary round along with China and Thailand. A home game against Singapore or Guam is scheduled for November 16th, and a second game away to China is scheduled for November 21st.
If you place in the top two of your group in the second qualifying round, you will advance to the next Asian Cup finals and advance to the third qualifying round of the World Cup.
The third qualifying round of the World Cup will be held with six countries divided into three groups, where the second place in each group will receive a ticket to the World Cup finals.
In the 2026 North and Central America World Cup, the number of participating countries increased to 48, and the number of tickets allocated to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) increased to 8.5.
After the 3rd preliminary round, the remaining 2.5 tickets will go to the 4th, 5th, and continental playoffs to find their owners.