Channels broadcasting the Arab teams’ matches in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers

The dream of reaching the 2026 World Cup haunts all Arab teams, and Thursday will witness important steps for them in the World Cup qualifiers, whether African or Asian.

With the increase in the number of participants in the North American World Cup from the continents of Africa and Asia, it seems that the Arabs have great chances this time in participating with more than one team.

Thursday will witness matches in the third round of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers on the African continent, while in Asia, the penultimate round matches of the second round of the joint qualifiers for the 2027 Asian Cup and the 2026 World Cup will be played.

Below we review the date of the Arab teams’ matches in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers on Thursday, and the channels broadcasting them.

Dates of today’s matches in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers

  • Indonesia – Iraq (12:00 Mecca time) – Al Rabiaa Sports HD
  • Taipei x Oman (14:00 Mecca time) – Al Kass, Oman Sports HD
  • North Korea x Syria (16:00 Mecca time) – Al Kass
  • India x Kuwait (16:30 Mecca time) – Al Kass, Kuwait Sports
  • Pakistan x Saudi Arabia (18:30 Mecca time) – SSC1 HD
  • Libya x Mauritius (19:00 Mecca time) – SSC
  • Mauritania x Sudan (19:00 Mecca time) – SSC
  • Nepal x UAE (19:00 Mecca time) – AD Sports HD
  • Jordan x Tajikistan (20:30 Mecca time) – Al Kass
  • Bahrain x Yemen (20:30 Mecca time) – Al Kass, Bahrain Sports HD
  • Algeria x Guinea (22:00 Mecca time) – SSC5 HD, Algerian Youth
  • Egypt x Burkina Faso (22:00 Mecca time) – OnTime Sports HD, SSC