Bhutan have decided to withdraw from the Asian qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, as they cannot fulfill their fixture with Kuwait in October.

Their decision comes just less than two weeks after São Tomé e Príncipe and the Central African Republic pulled out of the African Zone preliminaries.

Bhutan, who were seeded 41st in the Asian Zone, were due to their opponents in a two legged clash, but now Kuwait will receive a bye for the next round.

Guam are the other team who have withdrawn from continent's qualification series, with Indonesia progressing to Round 2 by default.