2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™

11 June - 11 July

2010 FIFA World Cup™

Play-off dates confirmed

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As qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ slowly reaches its conclusion, FIFA confirmed the dates of the intercontinental play-offs of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ preliminary competition. The draw to determine the home and away match assignments for these games and the play-offs in the Asian zone took place today in Nassau, Bahamas, ahead of the 59th FIFA Congress and was conducted by FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke.

The results of the draw are as follows:

Play-offs Asia

Saturday, 5 September 2009 **Bahrain** **Saudi Arabia**
Wednesday, 9 September 2009 **Saudi Arabia** **Bahrain**

The winner will advance to an intercontinental play-off with New Zealand.

Asia/Oceania

Saturday, 10 October 2009 **Bahrain (Asia)** **New Zealand (Oceania)**
Saturday, 14 November 2009 **New Zealand (Oceania)** **Bahrain (Asia)**

North, Central America and Caribbean/South America

Saturday, 14 November 2009 *Fourth-placed team *North, Central America and Caribbean *Fifth-placed team *South America
Wednesday, 18 November 2009 *Fifth-placed team *South America *Fourth-placed team *North, Central America and Caribbean

UEFA - the eight best second-placed teams from the European preliminary competition will contest play-off matches to determine the final four teams to join the group winners in South Africa. The matches have been scheduled for Saturday, 14 November and Wednesday, 18 November 2009. The draw to determine the home and away match assignments will be conducted at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on Monday, 19 October 2009.

Please click on the link to the right for the Regulations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™

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