The continent’s 52 member associations will play for five available spots at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The 24 lowest-ranked teams will contest Round 1, which will be played in November 2011.
A total of 4.5 spots are available for the 43 Asian teams. The 38 lowest-ranked teams will play two preliminary rounds in June and July 2011.
Eleven teams will battle it out for the right to play-off for a place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The four lowest ranked teams will contest Round One in November 2011.