FIFA president confirms number of Concacaf berths for 2026 World Cup

World football’s top brass believe Guatemala can make it to the next meeting

Guatemala City — On a recent visit to Guatemala, FIFA President Gianni Infantino Concacaf has confirmed the number of places available 2026 World Cup.

Appointment will be held at a shared location Canada, USA and Mexico as hosts. Also, the number of participants in the World Cup will be increased from 32 to 48, providing an unprecedented experience.

Of those places, Infantino commented, six will be regional. The hosts will have three automatic qualifiers and three at stake in the Concacaf World Cup qualifiers, whose tournament format is yet to be determined.

The region will qualify for the other two World Cup tickets through continental playoffs or playoffs. In total, Concacaf could have eight teams at the 2026 World Cup.

“The 2026 World Cup will be held in North America (USA, Mexico and Canada). Concacaf is going to have six places, plus two to play in the playoffs. So, eight teams can qualify for that World Cup. That should be a goal for a team like Guatemala. You have to work to achieve that goal”, said Gianni Infantino.

The top FIFA official stayed in Guatemala City for two days. He met with the main actors of confederation football, held a meeting with the executive board of Guatemala’s national football federation and had lunch with the president of the republic, Alejandro Giamatte.

Infantino offered support for the development of soccer in Guatemala, telling the country’s president of the need for modern stadiums, infrastructure, It is also necessary to support the boys and girls involved in sports training.

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He was with her during her stay in the country Jillian Anne Ellis (Women’s Football), Arsene Wenger (Football Development) and Pierluigi Collina (Referee).

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