The Oceanian Football Confederation have realised the inevitable - that it's much easier to get through Asian World Cup qualification than through a play-off with the fifth placed nation in South America, who'd be given good chances to thump Japan any day. Amazing that they had to move a whole nation into Asia to get it, really.
Instead of play-offs, the OFC winner will now qualify for the final stage in Asia, so Oceania will basically be a regional group of Asia to reduce travel distances.
Any pleased Kiwis? Or any peed off Aussies who realise that moving confederations will only result in longer away trips (and a bit more meaningful club competitions)