| VIENTIANE (3 June 2010) – Thirty-four Asian teams will vie for only the three available slots for the London Olympics 2012 while in the women’s division, 16 teams will fight it out for two berths.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have confirmed Asian entries for the qualifying rounds of the 2012 London Olympics football tournaments.
Participating teams in the men’s competition are Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, DPR Korea, Korea Republic, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, UAE, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen. Jordan are the notable absentees.
In the women’s section, the confirmed teams are Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, DPR Korea, Korea Republic, Myanmar, Palestine, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
Detailed information including the competition format on the qualifiers will be provided to all participating Member Associations in due time.