Faces Egypt national team At six in the evening today, Thursday, his counterpart, Djibouti, in an exciting and anticipated match, taking place at Cairo International Stadium, within the first round of the World Cup qualifiers, in which the Pharaohs and Djibouti will compete in a balanced group with Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, and Ethiopia.
The Pharaohs’ camp began on November 13, and players arrived at the camp on the 13 and 14 of this month. The team, led by Portuguese Rui Vitoria, also trained at Cairo International Stadium in preparation for the Djibouti match.
The new African qualifiers system to qualify for the 2026 World Cup is as follows:
The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has allocated 9 seats in the World Cup for the African continent, in addition to one seat in the continental playoff.
The first stage of the qualifiers will take place between November 2023 and October 2025.
The teams were divided into 9 groups, each containing 6 teams, and the top ranked team in each group qualifies directly to the World Cup.
The four best teams that finished in second place will advance to an African playoff, the competitions of which will be held in November 2025, with a system of two single semi-final matches in one location and one final match, the winner of which qualifies for the continental playoff.
It is worth noting that the sports channels sector of the United Media Services Company succeeded in obtaining the television broadcast rights for all matches of the Egyptian national team in the African qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, in cooperation with Ora Developers Egypt, the National Bank of Egypt, and Etisalat Misr. The agreement also included the rights to display summaries. All African teams’ matches in the rest of the qualifying groups, and a number of commercial rights related to the qualifiers.
The management of “On Time Sports” and the sports channels sector at United promised that it would provide a distinguished media service for the qualifying competitions, and integrated coverage for the viewer wherever they are, throughout the period of the qualifying rounds extending from now until 2026, whether through television broadcasting of the matches, analytical studios, or many programs that It will be produced specifically for the African qualifiers.
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