In the Qualification process for the 2006 Football World Cup, the six FIFA confederations were allocated a share of the 32 spots available on the basis of the strength of their teams. The final distribution was as follows:
Europe - represented by UEFA : 51 teams competing for 13 places (Germany qualified automatically as host nation for a total of 14 places)
Africa - the CAF : 51 teams, 5 places
South America - CONMEBOL : 10 teams, 4.5 places
Asia - the AFC : 39 teams, 4.5 places
North, Central American and Caribbean - CONCACAF : 34 teams, 3.5 places
Oceania - the OFC : 11 teams, 0.5 places
EUROPE (14 teams)
The top team from each of the eight groups as well as the two best runners-up. The following six second-placed sides went into a draw for a two-leg play-off on November 12 & 16.
Serbia and Montenegro
CONMEBOL (4.5 teams)
The top four teams went through with the fifth-placed team facing playing off over two legs with the winner of the Oceania zone.
AFRICA (5 teams)
The top team in each group will gain a place in the final (and the top three in each group will qualify for
African Nations Cup).
ASIA (4.5 teams)
The top two in each group went through, with the third-placed teams playing off for the right to face the fourth-placed Concacaf team for a place in Germany.
OCEANIA (0.5 teams)
Play off with fifth-placed Conmebol team for a place in the Finals.
CONCACAF (3.5 teams)
The top three went through, with the 4th-placed team play off with fifth-placed Asia team for a place in the Finals.
Trinidad and Tobago
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