Super Eagles fixtures – 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Super Eagles fixtures – 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers
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Super Eagles fixtures – the journey towards the 2026 FIFA World Cup has been mapped out for the Nigeria national team, three-time African champions, who are gearing up to reclaim their spot on the global stage.

The qualifiers will commence on November 16th, with Nigeria pitted against formidable opponents – South Africa, Benin Republic, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, and Lesotho – in the quest for a coveted place at the World Cup.

The Super Eagles fixtures will witness a series of intense clashes, kicking off with the first two matches between November 13-21, 2023.

The competition will then resume with the third and fourth fixtures scheduled for June 3-11, 2024.

The subsequent rounds, spanning from March to October 2025, will witness the Super Eagles locking horns with their adversaries in a total of 10 matches.

As the anticipation builds, the first-place finisher in the group will secure automatic qualification for the 2026 World Cup, an event that promises to be hosted with grandeur by the United States of America, Canada, and Mexico.

This campaign holds particular significance for Nigeria, as they seek redemption after missing out on the previous edition, falling to perennial rivals Ghana in the playoffs.

The Super Eagles are determined to leave no stone unturned as they embark on this challenging yet promising journey towards World Cup glory.

Super Eagles fixtures – 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Date Opponent Matchday
Thu, Nov 16, 2023 Lesotho Matchday 1 of 10
Sun, Nov 19, 2023 Zimbabwe Matchday 2 of 10
Jun 3, 2024 South Africa Matchday 3 of 10
Jun 10, 2024 Benin Matchday 4 of 10
Mar 17, 2025 Rwanda Matchday 5 of 10
Mar 24, 2025 Zimbabwe Matchday 6 of 10
Sep 1, 2025 Rwanda Matchday 7 of 10
Sep 8, 2025 South Africa Matchday 8 of 10
Oct 6, 2025 Lesotho Matchday 9 of 10
Oct 13, 2025 Benin Matchday 10 of 10

This table outlines the Super Eagles fixtures for the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, providing key details such as the date, opponent, and the respective matchday.

The schedule is organized chronologically, beginning with the opening match against Lesotho on November 16, 2023, followed by subsequent Super Eagles fixtures against Zimbabwe, South Africa, Benin, Rwanda, and Lesotho.

Each row denotes a specific matchday, with corresponding dates and opponents, culminating in the tenth and final match against Benin on October 13, 2025.

This article was most recently revised and updated 6 months ago

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