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2026 WORLD CUP

Conmebol confirm dates for the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers

South American governing body Conmebol have outlined the schedule for the qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup which will be staged in Canada/Mexico and the US.

Conmebol confirm dates for the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers

The dates for the qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup have been confirmed by CONMEBOL ahead of the first World Cup that will take place in three countries: Canada, the United States and Mexico and feature 48 teams.

Conmebol now have 6 nations automatically securing a World Cup place with an additional team progressing into an intercontinental play-off, this is an increase from the previous 4.5 places.

The action gets underway in the September FIFA international window in 2023 with games concluding in September 2025.

South American heavyweights Brazil and current World Cup champions Argentina will meet for the first time in November 2023 and then go head-to-head again in March 2025.

Lionel Messi lifts the World Cup trophy during the Qatar 2022 World Cup trophy ceremony
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CONMEBOL 2026 World Cup qualifying dates

September 2023

Matchday 1:

  • Uruguay - Chile
  • Colombia - Venezuela
  • Brazil - Bolivia
  • Paraguay - Peru
  • Argentina - Ecuador

Matchday 2:

  • Perú - Brazil
  • Venezuela - Paraguay
  • Bolivia - Argentina
  • Chile - Colombia
  • Ecuador - Uruguay

October 2023

Matchday 3:

  • Colombia - Uruguay
  • Brazil - Venezuela
  • Bolivia - Ecuador
  • Argentina - Paraguay
  • Chile - Perú

Matchday 4:

  • Uruguay - Brazil
  • Perú - Argentina
  • Venezuela - Chile
  • Ecuador - Colombia
  • Paraguay - Bolivia

November 2023

Matchday 5:

  • Colombia - Brazil
  • Venezuela - Ecuador
  • Bolivia - Perú
  • Argentina - Uruguay
  • Chile - Paraguay

Matchday 6:

  • Uruguay - Bolivia
  • Peru - Venezuela
  • Brazil - Argentina
  • Paraguay - Colombia
  • Ecuador - Chile

September 2024

Matchday 7:

  • Uruguay - Paraguay
  • Peru - Colombia
  • Brazil - Ecuador
  • Bolivia - Venezuela
  • Argentina - Chile

Matchday 8:

  • Colombia - Argentina
  • Venezuela - Uruguay
  • Paraguay - Brazil
  • Chile - Bolivia
  • Ecuador - Peru

October 2024

Matchday 9:

  • Peru - Uruguay
  • Venezuela - Argentina
  • Bolivia - Colombia
  • Chile - Brazil
  • Ecuador - Paraguay

Matchday 10:

  • Uruguay - Ecuador
  • Colombia - Chile
  • Brazil - Peru
  • Paraguay - Venezuela
  • Argentina - Bolivia

November 2024

Matchday 11:

  • Uruguay - Colombia
  • Peru - Chile
  • Venezuela - Brazil
  • Paraguay - Argentina
  • Ecuador - Bolivia

Matchday 12:

  • Colombia - Ecuador
  • Brazil - Uruguay
  • Bolivia - Paraguay
  • Argentina - Perú
  • Chile - Venezuela

March 2025

Matchday 13:

  • Uruguay - Argentina
  • Perú - Bolivia
  • Brazil - Colombia
  • Paraguay - Chile
  • Ecuador - Venezuela

Matchday 14:

  • Colombia - Paraguay
  • Venezuela - Peru
  • Bolivia - Uruguay
  • Argentina Brazil
  • Chile - Ecuador

June 2025

Matchday 15:

  • Colombia - Peru
  • Venezuela - Bolivia
  • Paraguay - Uruguay
  • Chile - Argentina
  • Ecuador - Brazil

Matchday 16:

  • Uruguay - Venezuela
  • Peru - Ecuador
  • Argentina - Colombia
  • Bolivia - Chile
  • Brazil - Paraguay

September 2025

Matchday 17:

  • Uruguay - Peru
  • Colombia - Bolivia
  • Brazil - Chile
  • Paraguay - Ecuador
  • Argentina - Venezuela

Matchday 18:

  • Peru - Paraguay
  • Venezuela - Colombia
  • Bolivia - Brazil
  • Chile - Uruguay
  • Ecuador - Argentina

The exact dates and kick-off times will be confirmed by each respective federation nearer the time.