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.