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FIFA analyzes a strange formula for the South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup |  football |  Sports

FIFA analyzes a strange formula for the South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup | football | Sports

When there is five months left before the start FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022Starting World Cup 2026 It is also starting to emerge in terms of ranking coordination for the new competition in North America.

The competition will be held in Canada, the United States and Mexico, It will have 48 participants for the first time in history, so the classification rules will be adjusted to the point that six countries will be in CONMEBOL and a seventh will participate in the play-off.

Given this, FIFA and Conmebol have already started to analyze what the methodology will be and the start date, which will be next year.

The format for next year’s South American qualifiers may change.
Photo: José Jácome POOL

In Peru, television media Movistar Deportes reported that one way was to form two groups of five countries with a novelty that they would not play each other; On the contrary, they will play 10 matches against the opponents of the corresponding key.

Those in group A will play five matches against those in group B and vice versa. The first two of each switch will enter the World Cup and those 3 and 4 of each will play a round trip home to determine the other two seeded, he replied Chilean newspaper La Quarta.

The rematch will take place in two-legged matches between those who are third and fourth in that round, while the four seeded ones will also conduct another round at home, only to determine the places from 1 to 4, as highlighted Infobae website.

If CONMEBOL approves the format, the South American qualifiers will begin in September 2023, but if the decision is to continue with the current, all against all format, it could start in March next year.

(Dr)

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