The draw for Asia’s first and second round qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ was made at Asian Football Confederation (AFC) headquarters today.
In Round 1, the 16 lowest-ranked teams will compete in home-and-away ties on 29 June and 3 July 2011.
The eight winners will progress to join another 22 sides in Round 2, where 15 two-legged ties will be held on 23 and 28 July.
Australia, Korea Republic, Japan, Korea DPR and Bahrain – the confederation’s top five teams in South Africa 2010 qualifying – will automatically enter in Round 3.
The draw for this stage of the Asian preliminaries will be held in Rio de Janeiro on 30 July 2011.
Round 2Thailand-Afghanistan or Palestine
Lebanon-Bangladesh or Pakistan
China PR-Cambodia or Laos
Kuwait-Sri Lanka or Philippines
Oman-Mongolia or Myanmar
Saudi Arabia-Hong Kong
Qatar-Vietnam or Macau
Singapore-Malaysia or Chinese Taipei
United Arab Emirates-India
Jordan-Nepal or Timor-Leste