Brazil excluded from the 2026 World Cup?


By: Manu Tournoux

Thunderbolt! Brazil, five-time world champion, could be excluded from the next World Cup.

Brazil excluded from the next World Cup? The threat is serious and brandished by Fifa itself. In a letter revealed by the American agency Associated Press and received on Sunday by the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF), the parent company of international football literally puts the auriverde football authorities on notice, evoking the possible sidelining Brazilian selections and clubs for upcoming international events.

At issue is the court decision rendered on December 7 by the Rio court dismissing Ednaldo Rodrigues from his position as president of the CBF for irregularities noted in his election process last year. This combined with the appointment of José Perdiz, the head of Brazil’s highest sporting court, to organize new elections within 30 days. An interference in the eyes of Fifa which is not tolerable and is “ liable to sanctions “.

Deprived of Copa America and World Cup

Kenny Jean-Marie, head of Fifa member associations, and Monserrat Jimenez Garcia, deputy general secretary of Conmebol (the South American Football Confederation) sent an ultimatum to the CBF, specifying that a commission will be appointed on January 8 to rule on this matter. The Seleçao, according to the conclusions, could be banned from participating in the Copa America 2024 which will be held in the United States this summer (from June 20 to July 16). But also excluded from the qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup which will be played in Mexico, Canada and the USA.

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