After witnessing the competitive and overbearing qualification campaign that took four years to complete, there are finally 24 teams who are ready to wow your minds in the upcoming 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Along with the completion of the qualifications, it is going to be the celebrations for the qualified teams’ big fans.
For the upcoming AFC Asian Cup, the United Arab Emirates will be the host of the prestigious Cup. With the full list of the qualified teams, it has never been too late to get familiar with the teams that will be participating in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Edition.
United Arab Emirates
The upcoming 2019 AFC Asian Cup will be the 10th participation of the country in the AFC Asian Cup series. At this edition, UAE will be the host of the show. A win-win for UAE citizens.
Qatar finished with 21 points at the top of the second round group of Asian Cup Qualifiers. Folks have been favoring this country to pass because the team is incredible. It is also the 10th participation of the state in the Asian Cup.
South Korea topped their group in the second round with 24 points. It is one of the most favorite teams in the Asian Cup. The upcoming event is their 14th participation. FYI, they have attained the trophy two times (1956 and 1960)
Japan dominated the Group 5 in the second round and ended up with 22 points. With such marvelous achievements, Japan becomes one of the most favorite teams. Within their eight times participations, they have won the trophy four times: 1992, 2000, 2004, 2011.
Thailand made it to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup after topping group 6 with 14 points in the second round. This team has been prevalent so far and competing with other stronger countries. The upcoming event will be their seventh appearance.
Saudi Arabia ended up in 20 points at the top of the first group. They manage to qualify in the second round. FYI, they have won the Asian Cup trophy for three times: 1984, 1988 and 1996. The upcoming event will be their 10th appearance.
Australia team are the defending champions. They managed to qualify after topping the group with 21 points in the second round. Since they joined in 2006, they never missed the opportunity to participate in this prestigious event.
They topped the Group 8 in the second round. The Uzbekistan team managed their way to the competition. It is going to be their 7th participation. They will do their best since they never won the game.
Iran finished at the top of group 4 in the second round. They gained 20 points from beating their competitive opponents. It is going to be the 15th time of appearance in the Asian Cup history. Iran has won the competition thrice: 1968, 1972, and 1976.
Syria finished in the second place in the second round qualification. The upcoming event will be their sixth participation in the AFC Asian Cup.
Iraq finished second place in their group. However, with enough points, they manage to qualify the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. The upcoming event will be their 9th participation. Iraq won the Asian Cup once back in 2007.
China finished as the best second-placed team with 11 points. They are the runner-ups for the 1984 and 2004 edition. However, they have never got the trophy.
This fantastic team qualifies for the third round. They topped the group 4 with incredible 14 points. We’d be likely to watch Palestine matchup earlier than later.
Oman qualified in the third round. It will be interesting to watch the underdog team in the AFC Asian Cup.
India has been known well in such competition. As expected, they finished in the third rounds with 13 points after topping the first group. It is going to be the 4th appearance of the team. Although they never won, they once reached final in 1964.
Lebanon finished in the Group 2 after topping it with 13 points. The country hosted the Asian Cup in 2000. The upcoming event is going to be their second appearance in the Asian Cup history.
Turkmenistan finished in the second place in Group 5. they got 10 points in the third round. It is the first time of their participation after 2004.
Jordan qualified the Asian Cup as the top of the Group 3. the team accumulated 11 points with struggling. It is going to be their fourth appearance in the Asian Cup.
Bahrain comes from the Third Round with 10 points topping the Group 5. it is going to be their sixth appearance in the prestigious Cup. Many people would like to see them playing after 2004.
Vietnam finished second place in Group 3 with 9 points. The number on paper is moderate, but the fan base in Vietnam is ready to root their team for the best.
Kyrgyzstan finished the second place of the group in the third round. It is one of the most exciting underdog teams since many big teams in the Asian Cup do not want to mess with this team.
North Korea has been considered as one of the best Asian teams. They qualified the second place in the group of the third round. Accumulating 11 points, they managed to be the contender in the Cup.
The Philippines has been one of the fastest growing soccer teams in Asia. It is the first time they qualified in the history. It is going to be interesting to watch the new team competing in such a prestigious Asian Cup.
Yemen will also make their first-time appearance in their history.
There you have them! Which one is your favorite team? Write down your comment below.