After its victory against Somalia (3-1), Algeria continues its qualifying campaign for the 2026 World Cup. The Fennecs travel to Mozambique this Sunday (2 p.m.). A meeting accessible free of charge on the L’Equipe channel.
After the elimination in the play-offs against Cameroon which deprived it of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Algeria wants to forget this bad memory by winning its ticket for the 2026 edition, which will take place in the United States, in Mexico and Canada. Well launched after a first victory against Somalia (3-1) on Thursday, the Fennecs continue this Sunday with a trip to Mozambique at the Maputo stadium. The meeting will be followed from 2 p.m. on the L’Equipe channel.
New formula to qualify
With the competition opening to 48 teams for the first time, nine teams from the African continent will qualify for the 2026 World Cup. Placed in groups of six, the top nine will qualify for the World Cup, while the top four runners-up will play for a place in the intercontinental play-off.
The 23rd edition of the World Cup marks a profound change. Exit the formula of eight groups of four, make way for 12 groups of four nations. The first two in each group and the eight best third-placed teams qualify for the round of 16.