National team appearances in the AFC Asian Cup

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This article lists the performances of each of the 31 national teams which have made at least one appearance in the AFC Asian Cup finals.

Qualification[edit]

As end of 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1  Iran 11 61 46 10 5 175 33 +142 148
2  China PR 11 52 35 10 7 148 23 +125 115
3  South Korea 12 50 36 5 9 164 23 +141 113
4  United Arab Emirates 10 48 34 8 6 132 27 +105 110
5  Qatar 10 50 34 6 10 116 36 +80 108
6  Syria 12 59 31 11 17 112 60 +52 104
7  Saudi Arabia 7 40 33 4 3 130 17 +113 103
8  Thailand 14 61 30 10 21 119 82 +37 100
9  Oman 9 52 30 6 16 124 54 +70 96
10  Hong Kong 16 78 24 21 33 105 111 -6 93
11  Iraq 8 41 28 8 5 88 32 +56 92
12  Jordan 10 53 26 13 14 94 49 45 91
13  Kuwait 10 50 25 15 10 110 45 +65 90
14  Bahrain 10 54 27 6 21 80 55 +25 87
15  Japan 7 36 27 4 5 92 17 +75 85
16  Uzbekistan 7 36 25 5 6 85 30 +55 80
17  North Korea 7 45 23 11 11 70 48 +22 80
18  Malaysia 16 60 19 15 26 98 101 -3 72
19  Vietnam 10 40 19 7 20 86 71 +15 64
20  Indonesia 12 51 17 11 23 77 73 +4 62
21  Lebanon 7 45 17 9 19 61 62 -1 60
22  Yemen 9 59 16 10 33 69 114 -45 58
23  India 10 52 15 7 30 59 98 -39 52
24  Singapore 11 58 14 10 34 59 106 -47 52
25  Turkmenistan 4 28 14 5 9 47 37 +10 47
26  Myanmar 5 34 14 5 15 52 73 -21 47
27  Chinese Taipei 9 46 14 3 29 67 109 -42 45
28  Australia 3 18 13 2 3 42 11 +31 41
29  Palestine 4 29 11 5 13 58 36 +22 38
30  Tajikistan 4 27 10 5 12 38 44 -6 35
31  Kyrgyzstan 4 23 10 3 10 35 37 -2 33
32  Cambodia 5 32 8 3 21 33 87 -54 27
33  Philippines 8 34 7 4 23 32 101 -69 25
34  Sri Lanka 7 31 7 1 23 25 102 -77 22
35  Bangladesh 8 40 4 10 28 27 113 -86 22
36  Afghanistan 5 30 5 6 19 25 88 -63 21
37  Maldives 5 34 5 2 27 32 107 -75 17
38  Pakistan 10 37 4 4 29 22 101 -79 16
39  Bhutan 3 30 4 2 24 21 161 -140 14
40  Kazakhstan 2 8 4 0 4 9 9 0 12
41  Israel 1 6 3 2 1 10 8 +2 11
42  Macau 6 13 3 2 8 13 29 -16 11
43  Laos 3 17 3 2 12 13 61 -48 11
44  Mongolia 3 7 3 1 3 12 10 +2 10
45    Nepal 6 28 2 4 22 12 91 -79 10
46  Guam 4 16 2 1 13 5 86 -81 7
47  Brunei 5 15 1 2 12 4 56 -52 5
48  South Yemen 1 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 1
49  Timor-Leste 2 16 0 0 16 4 66 -62 0
  • Yemen consist of North Yemen.

Debut of teams[edit]

Most of the AFC Asian Cup has had at least one team appearing for the first time. Only in 1992 and 2011 there was no team who qualified for the first time. Teams in parentheses are considered successor teams by FIFA.

Year Debutants Total
1956  South Korea,  Hong Kong,  South Vietnam,  Israel 4
1960  Republic of China 1
1964  India 1
1968  Iran,  Burma 2
1972  Khmer Republic,  Iraq,  Kuwait,  Thailand 4
1976  South Yemen,  China PR,  Malaysia 3
1980  Bangladesh,  North Korea,  Qatar,  Syria,  United Arab Emirates 5
1984  Saudi Arabia,  Singapore 2
1988  Bahrain,  Japan 2
1992 None 0
1996  Indonesia,  Uzbekistan 2
2000  Lebanon 1
2004  Jordan,  Oman,  Turkmenistan 3
2007  Australia 1
2011 None 0
2015  Palestine 1
2019  Kyrgyzstan,  Philippines,  Yemen 3

Note[edit]

  • South Yemen played in the 1976 Asian Cup.

Comprehensive team results by tournament[edit]

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarter-finals
  • GS – Group stage
  • Q — Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •  ••  — Qualified but withdrew
  •  •  — Did not qualify
  •  ×  — Did not enter / Withdrew from the AFC Asian Cup / Banned
  •    — Hosts

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
(10)
1984
Singapore
(10)
1988
Qatar
(10)
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)
Total
 Australia Part of OFC QF 2nd 1st Q 4
 Bahrain Not AFC member × •• × GS × 4th GS GS GS Q 6
 Bangladesh Part of  Pakistan × × GS × 1
 Cambodia × × 4th × × × × × × × × 1
 China PR Not AFC member 3rd GS 2nd 4th 3rd QF 4th 2nd GS GS QF Q 12
 Chinese Taipei 3rd × 4th × Part of OFC 2
 Hong Kong 3rd 4th GS 3
 India 2nd GS GS Q 4
 Indonesia × × × GS GS GS GS × 4
 Iran × × 1st 1st 1st 3rd 4th 3rd GS 3rd QF 3rd QF QF QF Q 14
 Iraq Not AFC member GS 4th × × × × QF QF QF 1st QF 4th Q 9
 Israel 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd •• Expelled by AFC Part of UEFA 4
 Japan × × × × × × GS 1st QF 1st 1st 4th 1st QF Q 9
 Jordan Not AFC member × × × QF QF GS Q 4
 Kuwait Not AFC member × × GS 2nd 1st 3rd GS 4th QF GS GS GS × 10
 Kyrgyzstan Part of  Soviet Union × Q 1
 Lebanon Not AFC member × × × × × × GS × Q 2
 Malaysia GS GS GS 3
 Myanmar × × × 2nd × × × × × × × 1
 North Korea Not AFC member •• 4th × GS × × GS GS Q 5
 Oman Not AFC member × × GS GS GS Q 4
 Palestine Not AFC member × GS Q 2
 Philippines × × × × × × × Q 1
 Qatar Not AFC member GS GS GS GS QF GS GS QF GS Q 10
 Saudi Arabia Not AFC member •• 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd GS 2nd GS GS Q 10
 Singapore × × × GS × 1
 South Korea 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd GS 2nd QF 3rd QF 3rd 3rd 2nd Q 14
 South Yemen Not AFC member GS × × Part of  Yemen 1
 Syria Not AFC member × GS GS GS GS GS Q 6
 Thailand × × × 3rd •• GS GS GS GS GS Q 7
 Turkmenistan Part of  Soviet Union GS Q 2
 United Arab Emirates Not AFC member × GS GS GS 4th 2nd GS GS GS 3rd Q 10
 Uzbekistan Part of  Soviet Union GS GS QF QF 4th QF Q 7
 Vietnam 4th 4th •• × × × × QF Q 4
 Yemen Compete as  North Yemen × Q 1

Results of host nations[edit]

Year Host nation Finish
1956  Hong Kong Third Place
1960  South Korea Champions
1964  Israel Champions
1968  Iran Champions
1972  Thailand Third Place
1976  Iran Champions
1980  Kuwait Champions
1984  Singapore Group Stage
1988  Qatar Group Stage
1992  Japan Champions
1996  United Arab Emirates Runners-up
2000  Lebanon Group Stage
2004  China PR Runners-up
2007  Indonesia Group Stage
 Malaysia Group Stage
 Thailand Group Stage
 Vietnam Quarter-finalist
2011  Qatar Quarter-finalist
2015  Australia Champions
2019  United Arab Emirates To be determined

Results of defending champions[edit]

Year Defending champions Finish
1960  South Korea Champions
1964  South Korea Third Place
1968  Israel Third Place
1972  Iran Champions
1976  Iran Champions
1980  Iran Third Place
1984  Kuwait Third Place
1988  Saudi Arabia Champions
1992  Saudi Arabia Runners-up
1996  Japan Quarter-finalist
2000  Saudi Arabia Runners-up
2004  Japan Champions
2007  Japan Fourth Place
2011  Iraq Quarter-finalist
2015  Japan Quarter-finalist
2019  Australia To be determined

References[edit]


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