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Asian qualification for the 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa.

World Cup 2010 - AFC Qualifying

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AFC Qualifying - Fixtures, Results and Match Reports

Stage One - October, 2007.

Top seeds Australia, South Korea, Iran, Japan and Saudi Arabia received byes to Stage Three (the preliminary draw), while the other 38 teams played home and away ties.

Bhutan and Guam withdrew from the competition giving byes to Kuwait and Indonesia.

Stage Two - November, 2007.

The 11 highest-ranked Stage One winners move on to Stage Three, while the 8 lowest-ranked Stage One winners play another home and away round.

Stage Three - February to June, 2008.

After the two elimination rounds, 20 teams enter the preliminary draw; to play in 5 groups of 4 teams.

Stage Four - September, 2008 to June, 2009.

The group winners and runners-up from Stage Three progress into two round-robin, home-and-away groups of 5 teams; with the two winners and runners-up automatically qualifying for the 2010 World Cup Finals.

Stage Five

The two, third-placed teams play home and away; with the winner advancing to the Inter-Confederation play-off, with the top team from Oceania.

5th September, 2009:
Travel to Bahrain Bahrain vs Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia (0:0) - in Manama.

9th September, 2009:
Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia vs Travel to Bahrain Bahrain (2:2) - in Riyadh.

Asia/Oceania Inter-Confederation Play-Off

10th October, 2009:
Travel to Bahrain Bahrain vs Travel to New Zealand New Zealand (0:0) - in Manama.

14th November, 2009:
Travel to New Zealand New Zealand vs Travel to Bahrain Bahrain  (1:0) - in Wellington.

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