CONCACAF retains three berths in the 2002 World Cup finals

Date Published: 
1998-12-08
Source: 
concacaf.com

The FIFA Executive Committee has allocated the places in the finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. CONCACAF retained the thee berths allotted in the 1998 finals.

In addition to the three places allocated automatically (to France as the Cup-holders and to Japan and South Korea as co-hosts), the Committee meeting in Zurich held last week decided as follows:

* Europe : 15 including France (1998 : 14 plus France as host)
* Asia : 4 including Japan and South Korea (1998 : 3 plus play-off with Oceania)
* Africa : 5 (1998 : 5)
* North/Central America and the Caribbean : 3 (1998 : 3)
* South America : 5, whereby the fifth qualified team must play-off against the winners of the Oceania qualifying competition (1998 : 4 plus Brazil as Cup-holders)
* Oceania : winners to play-off against the fifth-placed team of South America (1998 : play-off with Asia)