Ghana’s senior national team, the Black Stars will begin their journey to the 2026 World Cup to be hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada in November 2023.
The Black Stars were drawn in Group I alongside Mali, Madagascar, Comoros, Central African Republic and Chad in an event which took place at the Sofitel Hotel in Côte d’Ivoire in July this year.
Ghana will begin their qualifying campaign against Madagascar, before traveling away to face minnows Comoros. The two games are scheduled to take place between Monday, November 13 to Tuesday, November 21.
Ghana will then return to action in the qualifiers between Monday, June 03 to Tuesday, June 11, 2024, where they’ll take on Mali in Bomako, before hosting Central African Republic.
The Black Stars then take on Chad at home and Madagascar away between Monday, March 17 to Wednesday, March 25, 2025, before taking on Chad away and Mali at home between Friday, September1 to Sunday, September 9, 2025.
Ghana will wrap up the qualifiers in October 2025 when they take on Central African Republic away and Comoros at home. The games are scheduled to take place between Monday, October 6 to Tuesday, October 14, 2025.
The winner of the group will qualify for the World Cup. Should the second placed team in the group be amongst the best four second placed teams from across all nine groups, they’ll will enter into a Continental play-off to determine one winner who will then proceed to a second and final play-off which will include six teams from the other different confederations.
The top two of these six will qualify for the World Cup to make up the 48 teams.
Ghana is chasing a 5th appearance at the World Cup after representing in the 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2022 editions.