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Top five criteria revealed
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 02:44
futsalwire Kuala Lumpur: The top four teams of the AFC Futsal Championship 2012 will qualify for the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2012 to be held in Thailand later this year.

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Kuala Lumpur: The top four teams of the AFC Futsal Championship 2012 will qualify for the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2012 to be held in Thailand later this year.

In a letter sent to all the 16 participating member associations, AFC has confirmed that in case Thailand finishes among the top four, the fifth ranked team will qualify for the World Cup.

Thailand will be playing in the World Cup as hosts regardless of their position in the AFC Futsal Championship.

Teams who reach the quarter-final stage are entitled to be considered for ranking positions five to eight.

The following criteria will be applied to determine the fifth ranked team.

Greater goal difference in quarter-final matchGreater number of goals scored in the quarter-final matchGreater goal difference in the group matchesGreater number of goals scored in the group matches The participating countries in the AFC Futsal Championship 2012 are: Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea Republic, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Qatar, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and hosts UAE.Tweet ? More in AFC Futsal Championship 2012 UAE 2012 draw done 11 March 2012AFC Futsal Championship rescheduled 03 March 2012Thailand 3-1 Indonesia 26 February 2012Australia 4-3 Vietnam 26 February 2012Vietnam 1-2 Indonesia.