2026 World Cup qualifiers: Dates for matches confirmed. FIFA has recently announced the official schedule for Nigeria’s qualifying matches leading up to the highly anticipated 2026 FIFA World Cup. The Super Eagles, a team with an impressive record as three-time African champions, will kick off their campaign in November 2023.
Nigeria has been placed in Group C alongside formidable opponents including South Africa, Benin Republic, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, and Lesotho. To secure a spot in the prestigious tournament, Jose Peseiro’s squad will have to navigate through a total of 10 matches.
The initial two matchdays are scheduled to take place from November 13th to 21st in 2023. It will be an exciting opportunity for the Nigerian team to showcase their skills and begin their journey towards World Cup qualification.
Looking ahead, two additional matchdays are set for the following year, specifically between June 3rd and 11th, 2024. These matches will be crucial moments for the Super Eagles to assert their dominance and accumulate valuable points in their quest for a place in the 2026 World Cup.
It is worth noting that the upcoming World Cup will be jointly hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico, promising a thrilling and dynamic tournament. Nigerian football enthusiasts and supporters will be eagerly anticipating the team’s performance as they strive to secure their spot in this prestigious global competition.
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