Round 1 was played between 18-27 March 2011, while Round 2 took place from 3-12 June 2011. Thailand triumphed in the second phase to join the top five teams from the last edition of the qualification tournament - China PR, Australia, Japan, Korea Republic and Korea DPR - in the final round. The Final Round saw those six teams play a one-round league format in Jinan, China PR, from 1-11 September 2011. By finishing 1st and 2nd, Japan and Korea DPR booked their place to represent AFC at London 2012.


    After three preliminary rounds, which took place between October 2010 and April 2011, the CAF women's qualifiers for London 2012 entered their final stage. After winning their respective qualifying ties, Cameroon and South Africa will be the two teams to represent Africa at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament at London 2012. Cameroon defeated Nigeria 4-3 on penalties after their tie had finished 3-3 on aggregate, while South Africa defeated Ethiopia 4-1 on aggregate to qualify for London 2012.


      The FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011™, which took place between 26 June–17 July 2011, served as the qualification competition for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Five European teams participated in the championship (England, France, Germany, Norway and Sweden). In reaching the semi-final stages of the tournament, France and Sweden qualified for the 2012 London Olympic Games.


        The qualification tournament was played in Vancouver (Canada) from 19-29 January 2012. The eight participating teams were divided into two groups of four, with the group winners playing the runners-up from the other section in the semi-finals. Canada and USA reached the final, thereby qualifying for the Women's Olympic Football Tournament in London, with the Americans going on to win the decider.


          Stage 1 of the OFC Women’s Olympic Football Tournament 2012 was played at the Tonga FA’s Home of Football between Thursday 1 and Wednesday 7 March. Together with the hosts, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Vanuatu contested a round robin tournament won by Papua New Guinea.

          Papua New Guinea progressed to Stage 2 where New Zealand were 15-0 aggregate winners to qualify for London 2012.


            The South American Women’s Championship took place from 4-21 November 2010 in Ecuador. Champions Brazil and second-placed Colombia qualified for London 2012.

              Host Country

              GREAT BRITAIN, as the host country, qualifies automatically.
              • Great Britain (GBR)