FIRST GROUP STAGE: Following two preliminary rounds, the remaining 20 teams were divided into
five groups of four. Five group winners and five runners-up go through to final qualifying stage
FINAL GROUP STAGE: The 10 remaining teams
will be drawn in two groups of five. The two winners and two runners-up of these groups qualify for the finals. The two third-place teams play off against each other for the right to play the
winner of the Oceania qualifying tournament for a place in the finals.
United Arab Emirates