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Sierra Leone learn 2026 World Cup Opponents in Group

Sierra Leone learn 2026 World Cup Qualifying Opponents  

by | Jul 13, 2023 | Football Africa, International, National Sport News Sierra Leone, Sport News | 0 comments

Sierra Leone men’s senior team will face opposition from Africa powerhouse Egypt, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ethiopia, and Djibouti in their Africa 2026 World Cup qualifying group.

The Leone Stars’ journey to qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 2026 in the USA, Mexico and Canada will begin in November 2023.

Before the draw, the Leone Stars were listed in group four of the seeding countries for the 2026 Fifa World Cup – drawn in Group A. Sierra Leone was eliminated from the African Cup of Nations race to Ivory Coast 2023 after a 3-2 defeat to Nigeria at the SKD stadium in June.

During the 2022 World Cup preliminary, Liberia eliminated Sierra Leone 3-2 on aggregate after the Lone Star won the first leg 3-1 and suffered a 1-0 defeat in Freetown, both matches played in September 2019.

However, with the latest format of 48 teams competing with a minimum of nine African sides guaranteed places for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, many Sierra Leoneans believe this is Leone Stars’ best chance ever.

The 2026 FIFA World Cup is the 23rd FIFA World Cup to be co-hosted in three countries, Canada, Mexico and the United States.

The group stage qualifiers will start in November this year. Opening matches will take place over ten matchdays during the next two years: 13-21 November 2023 – 3-11 June 2024; 17-25 March 2025; 1-9 September 2025; 6-14 October 2025; 10-18 November 2025 (Playoffs).

Connect with us @football_sierra on Facebook/ Instagram, Football Sierra Leone, the writer on Twitter @bittar32, Contact bittar@old.footballsierraleone.net and African News. 

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