Originally Posted by kaiteng
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.
Personally, I applaud the decision. I'd much rather see Australia in the WC than any asian team not named Japan or S. Korea.