2010 World Cup - Oceania Qualification

The Oceania Football Confederation have no guaranteed places for the 2010 World Cup. Instead, their qualification process will select one nation to compete in a two legged play off against the 5th placed team in the Asian Confederation.

This is also the first Oceania qualification section without Australia since their move to the Asian Confederation.

The first round of the Oceania qualification process was held at the 2007 South Pacific games. New Zealand were the only country to receive a bye into the second round as they are the top seeded team. The format included ten nations split into two groups of five with the top two in each group going through to a knock out stage. Two semi finals, a final and a 3rd/4th place play off were held to determine the medals for the South Pacific games but mainly to find out the three teams that would join New Zealand in round two.

The second round consisted of New Zealand and the three qualified teams in one group of four. Each team has to play eachother twice giving a total of six matches for each team. The group winners are then put forward to play the 5th placed Asian Confederation team.

New Zealand have already secured top spot in the second round and therefore will play the 5th placed team in the Asian Confederation at a later date.

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