FilGoal | News | Globosporte: CONMEBOL discusses changing the 2026 World Cup qualification system

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The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) has launched the competition for the new 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

The 2022 World Cup qualifiers, which are held in a single group system, have ended, with the first 4 teams qualifying directly, in addition to half a place in the playoffs, with each team playing 18 matches.

Starting with the 2026 World Cup, which will be held in America, Canada and Mexico, 6 teams from the Latin continent will qualify directly and half a place will compete for the playoffs ticket.

According to the Brazilian network “Globosporte”, the South American Confederation is considering changing the qualifying system, after the current format no longer makes sense from a sporting and commercial point of view.

Therefore, CONMEBOL has begun to think about a new qualifying system and it will be discussed before the draw for the 2022 World Cup next Friday.

the first: Dividing the ten teams into two groups, each of which includes 5 teams, with a home and away system, and the first 3 qualify directly for the World Cup.

The third and fourth place owners in each group will meet to compete for two seats in addition to the supplement seat.

A system similar to that of Asia in qualifying for the World Cup, especially in the last stage.

The second: Dividing the ten teams into two groups, each of which includes 5 teams, with a home and away system, and the first 3 qualify directly for the World Cup.

The two fourth-placed teams in each group meet for a playoff seat.

The report concluded that it is unlikely that any decision will be taken now.

Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador and Uruguay qualified, while Peru has won the playoffs and will face the winner of the Asian playoffs.



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