The continent’s 52 member associations will play for five available spots at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The second round is played until September 2013, with the ten Group winners advancing to the final round.
A total of 4.5 spots are available for the 43 Asian teams. The final round is played until 18 June, with the top two teams from each group being directly qualified for the FIFA World Cup. The two third-placed sides will compete in a two-legged tie for the chance to contest in an Intercontinental Play-Off.