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The qualification will be as follows:
Preliminary round (if there are more than 45 entries)
(Number of entrants-45)*2 teams to reduce field to 45 teams. These teams will be those lowest in the FIFA rankings.
So, 50 entries would require (50-45)*2 = 5*2 = 10 teams to participate in the preliminary round.
IF LIBYA QUALIFY FOR CAN 2012:
30 teams - 15 teams bye to 2nd Round (16 teams who qualified for the 2012 Finals minus Libya)
IF LIBYA DO NOT QUALIFY FOR CAN 2012:
30 teams - 14 teams bye to 2nd Round (16 teams who qualified for the 2012 Finals minus the co-hosts (Gabon and Equatorial Guinea). Gabon and Equatorial Guinea will play each other in this round.
30 teams (15/16 winners from 1st round + 15/14 byes)
Libya qualify automatically as hosts