Kuala Lumpur: AFC has announced the rankings for the FIFA World Cup 2014 Asian Qualifiers Round 1 draw that takes place on 30 March 2010 at AFC House.
The rankings are based on the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Finals as well as the Asian qualifying rounds for the main tournament. The final number of entries will be confirmed later by FIFA.
Newly crowned Asian champions Japan are the top-ranked team, followed in second place by fellow East Asians Korea Republic. Both the sides had reached the Round of 16 in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
Australia and DPR Korea, the two other Asian teams which had played in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and 2010 FIFA World Cup Asian play-off participants Bahrain round off the top five.
Brunei DS, who are suspended by FIFA, are the only team not ranked among AFC’s 46 Member Associations.
Rankings for the FIFA World Cup 2014 Asian Qualifiers Round 1