List of Asian Countries playing in the World Cup 2022 in Qatar

List of Asian Countries playing in the World Cup 2022 in Qatar

In less than a month, the Fifa World Cup in Qatar is going to commence and football fans from all over the Globe are going to be very excited about the Biggest Sporting Event in the World. We bring to you List of Asian Countries playing in the World Cup 2022 in Qatar as it’s almost here.

The World Cup has National Teams from almost all the continents of the World. Let’s have a look at the List of Asian Countries playing in the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

List of Asian Countries playing in the World Cup
List of Asian Countries playing in the World Cup 2022 in Qatar

List of Asian Countries playing in the World Cup 2022 in Qatar

The following are the Asain Countries that are going to appear in the Fifa World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Here is the List of Asian Countries playing in the World Cup 2022 in Qatar this year.

1). Qatar

2). Iran

3). Saudi Arabia

4).  Australia 

5). Japan

6). South Korea

Six AFC (Asian Football Confederation) nations will compete in the FIFA World Cup for the first time in World Cup history. As Qatar hosts the Fifa World Cup they were directly qualified for it. Australia became the most recent AFC-affiliated country to confirm their tickets to Qatar after defeating Peru in the Intercontinental play-offs.

Iran, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and South Korea all immediately booked their spots via the Asian qualifiers.

History of Asian Nations in the Football World Cup

In 1938, Indonesia, then known as the ‘Dutch East Indies’, participated in the Football World Cup for the first time as an Asian country. For the first time, more than one AFC country participated in the World Cup in 1986, where alongside South Korea, Iraq also booked a spot in the World Cup 1986.

Again for the first time, Four AFC nations took part in the World Cup 1998 competition. South Korea, Iran, Japan and Saudi Arabia were the Four AFC nations.

Historically, the only Asian team with ten or more World Cup appearances is South Korea. They will participate in the premier event for the 11th time and the 10th time straight in a row since World Cup 1986. Additionally, they are the only Asian team to go to the World Cup semifinals (2002).

The future of the AFC Nations is very bright. Year by year each AFC National Team is progressing toward a World Cup Contender squad.

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