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Jul 19 09 7:05 AM

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KUALA LUMPUR: The AFC Competitions Committee has decided to use the present qualification format for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The top five teams from the 2010 FIFA World Cup will be given direct entry into the third round while the remaining 38 teams will play home and away in the opening round.

The 11 highest-ranked teams from the second round will be given direct entry into the third round while the lowest eight teams will qualify for Round 2.

After playing home-and-away in the second round, four winners will join the top five teams and 11 qualifiers in the third round where they will be divided into five groups of four teams each.

The winners and runners of each group will qualify for the final round where the 10 teams will be divided into two groups of five teams each.

The group winners and runners-up will make it to the 2014 FIFA World Cup while the third-placed team in each group will play home-and-away for the fifth place.

http://www.the-afc.com/en/inside-afc/676-afc-news/24828-2014-fifa-world-cup-qualifying-format-approved
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Jul 19 09 6:47 PM

They are counting that it's equal to this year.

The other 3 teams are those that didn't compete in the last qualifying (Laos, Phillipines and Brunei).

It just a matter to add a couple of matches in the first round.

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Jul 20 09 1:51 AM

if all teams will play, Brunei,Laos,Philippines,(Bhutan or Guam) may play play-offs before the first roundimage

but don't expect all teams will play

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/results/

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Jul 20 09 2:13 AM

1-5
Australia,Korea Republic,Japan,Korea DPR,(Bahrain/Saudi Arabia)
depends on results of play-offs, World Cup finals

6 Bahrain/Saudi Arabia
7 Iran
8 Qatar
9 Uzbekistan
10 United Arab Emirates
11 Syria
12 Oman
13 Jordan
14 Iraq
15 China PR
16 Singapore
17 Kuwait
18 Thailand
19 Turkmenistan
20 Lebanon
21 Yemen
22 Tajikistan
23 Hong Kong
24 Indonesia

25 Kyrgyzstan
26 Maldives
27 India
28 Malaysia
29 Afghanistan/Cambodia
30 Afghanistan/Cambodia
31 Nepal
32 Bangladesh
33 Sri Lanka/Vietnam
34 Sri Lanka/Vietnam
35 Mongolia
36 Pakistan/Palestine
37 Pakistan/Palestine
38 Timor-Leste
39 Macau
40 Chinese Taipei/Myanmar
41 Chinese Taipei/Myanmar
42-46
Bhutan,Brunei,Guam,Laos,Philippines


hope I'm right

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/results/

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Jul 20 09 7:57 AM

I hope so: more logic to select the five best teams of this WC then follow the "ranking" which is a artificial system...

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Jul 27 09 11:01 AM

Tanaka wrote:
1-5
Australia,Korea Republic,Japan,Korea DPR,(Bahrain/Saudi Arabia)
depends on results of play-offs, World Cup finals

6 Bahrain/Saudi Arabia
7 Iran
8 Qatar
9 Uzbekistan
10 United Arab Emirates
11 Syria
12 Oman
13 Jordan
14 Iraq
15 China PR
16 Singapore
17 Kuwait
18 Thailand
19 Turkmenistan
20 Lebanon
21 Yemen
22 Tajikistan
23 Hong Kong
24 Indonesia

25 Kyrgyzstan
26 Maldives
27 India
28 Malaysia
29 Afghanistan/Cambodia
30 Afghanistan/Cambodia
31 Nepal
32 Bangladesh
33 Sri Lanka/Vietnam
34 Sri Lanka/Vietnam
35 Mongolia
36 Pakistan/Palestine
37 Pakistan/Palestine
38 Timor-Leste
39 Macau
40 Chinese Taipei/Myanmar
41 Chinese Taipei/Myanmar
42-46
Bhutan,Brunei,Guam,Laos,Philippines


hope I'm right


Pakistan and Bangladesh should be higher as they did get a point against Iraq and Tajikistan.

2014 FIFA World Cup seeding for AFC.

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Feb 18 11 12:22 PM

New format ?

The team participated in the first knockout stage

Seeds: India, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Nepal, Vietnam, Sri Lanka

Non-seeding: Mongolia, Palestine, East Timor, Macau, Chinese Taipei, Myanmar, Bhutan, Guam, the Philippines

Participate in the second phase of the team knockout

Seeds: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Qatar, Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates, Syria, Oman, Jordan, Iraq, China, Singapore, Kuwait, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Lebanon

Non-seeding: Yemen, Tajikistan, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, the first phase of 9 winners

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=zh-TW&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fsports.sina.com.cn%2Fn%2F2011-02-14%2F10295449878.shtml

Not confirmed yet by AFC

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Feb 19 11 1:21 AM

jonny wrote:
New format ?

The team participated in the first knockout stage

Seeds: India, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Nepal, Vietnam, Sri Lanka

Non-seeding: Mongolia, Palestine, East Timor, Macau, Chinese Taipei, Myanmar, Bhutan, Guam, the Philippines

Participate in the second phase of the team knockout

Seeds: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Qatar, Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates, Syria, Oman, Jordan, Iraq, China, Singapore, Kuwait, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Lebanon

Non-seeding: Yemen, Tajikistan, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, the first phase of 9 winners

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=zh-TW&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fsports.sina.com.cn%2Fn%2F2011-02-14%2F10295449878.shtml

Not confirmed yet by AFC


The article also says Australia, Japan, South Korea, North Korea and Bahrain (best 5 from 2010 qualifying) go directly to the Last 20.

Brunei and Laos seem to be the only AFC members who will not take part.

So, from the article posted above
1st Round
18 teams - 9 two-legged knock-out matches - reduced to 9 teams
2nd Round
21 teams + 9 1st Round winners
30 teams - 15 two-legged knock-out matches - reduced to 15 teams
3rd Round
5 teams + 15 1st Round winners
South Korea, North Korea, Japan, Australia and Bahrain enter here
20 teams - 5 groups of 4 - reduced to 10 teams
Final Round
10 teams - 2 groups of 5 teams

The one strange thing about the article:

* There are 16 non-seeded teams listed and 15 seeded teams for the 2nd Round. There should be 15 of each. This is because Hong Kong, China is listed as 2 teams by Google translate (instead of just Hong Kong). China should not appear in the non-seeded teams.

Another thing - this could mean teams like Yemen and Indonesia may only play 2 matches in total, if for example they are drawn against China or Saudi Arabia.

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Mar 29 11 6:29 PM

on the FIFA website: Brunei, Bhutan and Guam will not take part; draw is tomorrow (30.3)

Bhutan remains the only FIFA member without ever taking part in the WC

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Mar 30 11 10:30 AM

The draw: http://www.the-afc.com/draw/fwc/index.htm

Round 1

1 Malaysia - Chinese Taipei
2 Bangladesh - Pakistan
3 Cambodia - Laos
4 Sri Lanka - Philippines
5 Afghanistan - Palestine
6 Vietnam - Macau
7 Nepal - Timor Leste
8 Mongolia - Myanmar

Round 2

Thailand - Afghanistan/Palestine
Lebanon - Bangladesh/Pakistan
China PR - Cambodia/Laos
Turkmenistan - Indonesia
Kuwait - Sri Lanka/Philippines
Oman - Mongolia/Myanmar
Saudi Arabia - Hong Kong
Iran - Maldives
Syria - Tajikistan
Qatar - Vietnam/Macau
Iraq - Yemen
Singapore - Malaysia/Chinese Taipei
Uzbekistan - Kyrgyzstan
United Arab Emirates - India
Jordan - Nepal/Timor Leste

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Mar 31 11 9:56 AM

Brunei is suspended, Bhutan have bad results and Guam is probably going to 2011 Pacific Games which they are World Cup Qualifications too. I think Guam see more chances competing with OFC teams than AFC.

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