List of national teams with no AFC Asian Cup appearances

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The list of national football teams with no appearances in the AFC Asian Cups includes any men's national football team who have participated in the qualifying rounds for the AFC Asian Cup, but have never qualified for the main tournament.[1]

The teams who have not qualified are listed alphabetically.

Countries who have not qualified for the AFC Asian Cup[edit]

Legend
  •  •  — Did not qualify
  •  ×  — Did not enter / Withdrew from the AFC Asian Cup / Banned

For each tournament, the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team 1956
Hong Kong
(4)
1960
South Korea
(4)
1964
Israel
(4)
1968
Iran
(5)
1972
Thailand
(6)
1976
Iran
(6)
1980
Kuwait
(8)
1984
Singapore
(8)
1988
Qatar
(8)
1992
Japan
(8)
1996
United Arab Emirates
(12)
2000
Lebanon
(12)
2004
China
(16)
2007
Indonesia
Malaysia
Thailand
Vietnam
(16)
2011
Qatar
(16)
2015
Australia
(16)
2019
United Arab Emirates
(24)
Attempts
 Afghanistan × × × × × × × × × × 7
 Bhutan × × × × × × × × × × × × 4
 Brunei × × × × × × × × × × 7
 Guam × × × × × × × × × × × × 5
 Laos × × × × × × × × × × × × × 4
 Macau × × × × × × × × × × 8
 Maldives × × × × × × × × × × × 6
 Mongolia × × × × × × × × × × × × 5
   Nepal × × × × × × × × × 8
 Pakistan × × × × 13
 Sri Lanka × × × × × × × 10
 Tajikistan Part of  Soviet Union × 6
 Timor-Leste Not an AFC member Part of  Indonesia × × × × 2

Notes[edit]

  • Chinese Taipei played as the Republic of China in the 1964 and 1976 Asian Cup.
  • Timor-Leste are banned from qualifying for the 2023 Asian Cup for using 12 ineligible players between 2011-2017 and providing false documents. [2]

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References[edit]


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