Originally Posted by knickballer
Is that the Asia qualifying group?
If it is I'm guessing Japan, S-korea and Australia are qualifying then? Also why is Australia in the Asia qualifying group?
Yep, it is. And yes, those three teams will always qualify for AFC. And one or two wildcards.
And for Australia in AFC instead of OFC, it's just a political bullshit. Being in OFC is much more difficult to qualify of the big dance since they have to play another intercontinental qualifier to go through. Getting automatically qualified in AFC is much easier.