Afghanistan secures 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualification with 1-0 victory over Mongolia

In a thrilling return match of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC), Afghanistan’s national football team emerged victorious, defeating Mongolia with a score of 1-0.

The sole and decisive goal of the game was netted by Farshad Nouri in the 71st minute, securing Afghanistan’s place in the preliminary group round of the 2026 World Cup and the 2027 Asian Nations Cup.

The World Cup 2026 qualifying playoff rematch between Afghanistan and Mongolia took place on a Tuesday at 11:30 am local time, where Afghanistan displayed remarkable prowess, clinching the field with a scoreline of 1-0.

Mongolia graciously hosted this critical match.

Afghanistan has been placed in group A alongside Qatar, India, and Kuwait in the qualifying round for the 2026 World Cup and the 2027 Asian Nations Cup.

Their inaugural match in this group is slated to take place on the 25th of Scorpio, pitting them against Qatar.