Cameroon has been placed in Pot 1 for the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers alongside other African football heavyweights
Cameroon is in pot 1 of the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers alongside Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Mali and Ivory Coast.
Africa’s 2026 World Cup Qualifiers Draw Pots:
Pot 1: Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Pot 2; Guinea, Ghana, South Africa, DR Congo, Cape Verde, Mali, Zambia, Uganda, Gabon
Pot 3: Benin, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Republic of Congo, Mauritania, Namibia, Madagascar, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau
Pot 4: Angola, Mozambique, The Gambia, Libya, Central Africa Republic, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Niger
Pot 5: Togo, Tanzania, Comoros, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Burundi, Liberia, Lesotho
Pot 6: Botswana, South Sudan, Sao Tome e Principe, Eritrea, Chad, Seychelles, Mauritius, Djibouti, Somalia.
The Pots were made using the latest FIFA World rankings.
A Team from the each pot will be drawn with teams from other Pots, forming Nine Groups consisting of six teams per Group.
The Top team of each group will qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup while the four best second placed teams will compete in a mini tournament with winner qualifying for the Intercontinental Playoffs.
The draw for the 2026 African FIFA World Cup Qualifiers will take place July 12th, in Cotonou, Benin.
It’s worth noting that the 2026 FIFA World Cup will consist of 48 Teams instead of the usual 32 Teams. Africa now has 9½ places, 4½ more than their previous 5.