Spots in the tournament (OTL)
Host 1 (1)
AHFA Asia 7 (5.5)
AHFA Africa 6 (5)
AHFA North America 5 (3.5)
AHFA South America 5 (4.5)
AHFA Europe 13 (13)
AHFA Oceania 2 (0.5)
Format for qualification
AFC: Teams are divided into 6 groups of 5-6 teams with the top 2 from each group advancing. In the second round, teams are divided into 2 groups of 6, with the top 3 in each group qualifying. The two teams placed 4th plays in the 3rd round for a playoff spot.
CAF: The 40 teams are reduced to 24 in playoffs where the top 8 teams get byes. Teams are divided into 6 groups of 4 in the second round where the group winners qualify. The two best 2nd place teams qualifies for the international playoffs.
CONCACAF: The first three rounds are playoffs which reduce the amount of teams to 8. Top 4 get byes. In the fourth round, the 8 teams play each other in a group of 8, with the top 5 qualifying and the 6th placed team advancing to the playoff.
CONMEBOL: The 10 teams play each other in one group. The top 5 qualifies while the 6th placed team advances to the playoff.
UEFA: Same as OTL except divided into 8 groups of 5-6.