AK president Jackson Tuwei had during the briefing on the selection criteria clarified that defending World champions and 2018 Diamond League will not have automatic slots
or wild cards to the World Championships.
The group winner and possibly the second-placed team advance to the third round of the World Cup qualifiers while gaining automatic slots
to the Asian Cup.
But Luton are three points clear at the top of the table with two games remaining and the general consensus is that they will take one of the automatic slots
- although that is not yet a mathematical certainty - and could finish with a maximum of 97 points.
And there were even occasions when it seemed a late push for the automatic slots
Sitting seven points within the play-offs and just four off the automatic slots
, Davies knows this defeat won't define Tranmere.
The former Stoke and Derby boss says he cannot separate the top three in the race for the automatic slots
Barrios said it's likely that in 2023, the three Asian co-hosts will be given automatic slots
to play, leaving only five tickets available for Asia/Oceania.
But for the rest of Asia-with Japan getting two automatic slots
as hosts-only one would be available for each discipline.
With ten rounds remaining in the 2018 National Super League, the race for promotion has no a clear favourite with four teams jostling for the two automatic slots
However, they have been in the automatic slots
or top end of the play-off places throughout.
JACK GREALISH is targeting promotion after his man-of-thematch display put Villa into the automatic slots
There has been a lot of confusion as to whether or not all the countries in the three-nation consortium that won the hosting rights for the 2023 Fiba World Cup will get automatic slots
to the tournament.