2026 FIFA World Cup qualification – OFC

OFC 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualification Fixtures and Result

The 2026 FIFA World Cup is the upcoming biggest football event that will join hosts Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The FIFA World Cup Qualification for the Oceanic Football Confederation (OFC) is scheduled from 2 September 2024 to March 2025. The 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification OFC first round will occur in July 2024. Everything you need to know about the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification OFC team’s Fixtures and Results.

For the first time in the FIFA World Cup history, OFC has a direct qualification slot into the 2026 FIFA World Cup. There is a total of 1 slot from 11 teams. For qualification, there is a three-round.

In the 16th edition of the OFC qualifiers, all 11 nations are expected to enter the qualification process. In the format for the first round, the 11 teams will split into two groups five teams in one group, and in another group, there will be 6 teams. In the second team, four teams will play knockout two-legged home-and-away matches then the winner will advance to the third round. 

The 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification OFC date starts from 2 September 2024 to March 2025.

The FIFA World Cup 26 will be the 23rd edition of the tournament and will take place from June to July 19, 2026. It will be jointly hosted by 16 cities in three North America but the first to feature 48 teams and three host countries: Canada, Mexico, and the US.

The 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification OFC has started with 11 teams (from 1 confederation) and is divided into 3 rounds.

2026 FIFA World Cup qualification OFC

Qualifying for the 1st round is expected to begin on 2 September 2024 in Samoa.

First round: The 4 OFC teams would be split into two groups based on their FIFA Men’s World Rankings (4 lowest FIFA-ranked teams), and play round-robin matches at a centralized location.

Second round: The 7 highest-ranked teams would play knockout two-legged home-and-away matches with the top two teams from each group.

Third round: The 4 OFC teams play known out-stage matches. The eventual winner would advance to the inter-confederation play-offs.

2026 FIFA World Cup qualification OFC

Entrants

American Samoa Samoa
Cook Islands Solomon Islands
Fiji Tahiti
New Caledonia Tonga
New Zealand Vanuatu
Papua New Guinea

OFC 2026 World Cup Qualification Fixtures and Result

Round Matchday Date
First round Matchday 1 2–10 September 2024
Matchday 2
Second round Matchday 1 7–15 October 2024
Matchday 2 11–19 November 2024
Matchday 3
Third round Semi-finals March 2025
Final March 2025

Venues of 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification OFC

S. No Round Method of qualification
1 First round Samoa
2 Second round New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and  Vanuatu
3 Third round N/A

Fixtures and Result

First round

Matchday 1: 24 Sep 2024

Team 1 Vs Team 2
Team 3 Vs Team 4

Matchday 2: 24 Sep 2024

Winner of Matchday 1:
Winner Teams 1 vs Winner Team 2

Second round

The 1st round of the match will be played on October 2024. The top two teams of every group will reached automatically in the advance to the 3rd round.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 A1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 A2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 A3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 A4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 A1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 A2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 A3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 A4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Third round

Semi-finals: March 2025

Team 1 Vs Team 2
Team 3 Vs Team 4

Final: March 2024

Winner of Winner Semi-final:
Winner Semi-final 1 vs Winner Semi-final 2

 

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