Uganda drawn against Algeria, Guinea in 2026 World Cup qualifiers

Uganda has once again been drawn against North African side, Algeria in the forthcoming 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

In draws held in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast’s commercial capital, Uganda was place in Group G where they will renew acquaintances with the team that tormented them in African Nations Cup qualifiers.

In the 2024 Afcon qualifiers, Algeria beat Uganda 2-1 and 2-0 in home and away fixtures and now they will have to face off again in the World Cup qualifiers.

Uganda will also face off with Guinea, Mozambique, Botswana and Somalia for a place in the 2026 World Cup to be jointly hosted by 16 cities in three North American countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

With the number of teams to play in the finals expanding from 32 in Qatar to 48 in North and Central America, Africa are guaranteed a record nine places, and possibly 10.

Each group winner in the nine groups will qualify automatically to the World Cup and the best four runners-up will enter play-offs.

The winner will go into inter-confederation play-offs with two teams from North or Central America and one each from Asia, South America and Oceania with two places up for grabs.

The world cup qualifiers for Africa will kick off in November, two rounds next year and six rounds in 2025.

Uganda has never played in the finals of the biggest football showpiece.

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