Bureau of the FIFA Council recommend nine slots be allocated to African countries from 2026 World Cup onwards

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The Council, which comprises of the FIFA President and the presidents of each of the six confederations, convened this Thursday at the home of FIFA in Zurich, where the allocations for the 2026 World Cup were discussed.

This, after the FIFA Council unanimously decided on expanding the FIFA World Cup to a 48-team competition on January 10 of this year.

- AFC: 8 direct slots

- CAF: 9 direct slots

- CONCACAF: 6 direct slots

- CONMEBOL: 6 direct slots

- OFC: 1 direct slot

- UEFA: 16 direct slots