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The Asian Cup is run by the Asian Football Confederation. The winning national team is proclaimed champions of Asia and qualifies for the FIFA Confederations Cup. The next edition of the tournament will be held in South East Asian nations of Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand. Asian Football Confederation Logo The 45 member Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of football in Asia, excluding Israel. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... The FIFA Confederations Cup is an association football tournament for national teams, held every two years by FIFA. It is contested by the winners of each of the six continental championships, with one or more other teams invited, to bring the number of teams up to eight. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ...


The Asian Cup has been held once every four years from 1956 onwards, the last of which held in China in 2004. However, as the Summer Olympic Games and the European Football Championship are also held in the same year as the Asian Cup (2004, 2008, 2012 etc.), the sporting calendar is somewhat crowded. The AFC have thus decided to change their tradition, and will be holding the next tournament in 2007, and every four years henceforth from that date. Poster for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. ... The UEFA European Championship is the main football competition of the mens national football teams governed by the UEFA. Held every four years since 1960, in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the European Nations Cup, changing to the name European Football Championship...

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Results

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
1956
Details
Hong Kong
Rep. of Korea
n/a[1]
Israel

Hong Kong
n/a[1]
Rep. of Vietnam
1960
Details
Rep. of Korea
Rep. of Korea
n/a[1]
Israel

Rep. of China
n/a[1]
Rep. of Vietnam
1964
Details
Israel
Israel
n/a[1]
India

Rep. of Korea
n/a[1]
Hong Kong
1968
Details
Iran
Iran
n/a[1]
Burma

Israel
n/a[1]
Rep. of China
1972
Details
Thailand
Iran
2 - 1
Rep. of Korea

Thailand
2 - 2
Cambodia
5 - 3 on penalties
1976
Details
Iran
Iran
1 - 0
Kuwait

P.R. China
1 - 0
Iraq
1980
Details
Kuwait
Kuwait
3 - 0
Rep. of Korea

Iran
3 - 0
D.P.R.Korea
1984
Details
Singapore
Saudi Arabia
2 - 0
P.R. China

Kuwait
1 - 1
Iran
3 - 2 on penalties
1988
Details
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
0 - 0
Rep. of Korea

Iran
0 - 0
P.R. China
4 - 3 on penalties 3 - 0 on penalties
1992
Details
Japan
Japan
1 - 0
Saudi Arabia

P.R. China
1 - 1 U.A.E.
U.A.E.
3 - 2 on penalties
1996
Details
U.A.E.
Saudi Arabia
0 - 0 U.A.E.
U.A.E.

Iran
1 - 1
Kuwait
4 - 2 on penalties 3 - 2 on penalties
2000
Details
Lebanon
Japan
1 - 0
Saudi Arabia

Rep. of Korea
1 - 0
P.R. China
2004
Details
P.R. China
Japan
3 - 1
P.R. China

Iran
4 - 2
Bahrain
2007
Details
Indonesia, Malaysia,
Thailand, &Vietnam
2011
Details

1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Asian Football Confederations Asian Cup 1956 finals were held in Hong Kong between September 1 and September 15. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... First international South Korea 5 - 3 Mexico (London, England; August 2, 1948) Largest win South Korea 16 - 0 Nepal (Incheon, South Korea; September 29, 2003) Worst defeat Sweden 12 - 0 South Korea (London, England; August 5, 1948) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1954) Best result Fourth place, 2002 AFC... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Hong Kong Flag (1910) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Vietnam. ... First international South Vietnam 2 - 4 South Korea (South Vietnam, 15 January 1949) Last International Malaysia 3 - 0 South Vietnam (Thailand, 23 March 1975) Largest win South Vietnam 10 - 0 Laos (Japan; 1 October 1967) Worst defeat Indonesia 9 - 1 South Vietnam (South Korea, 4 May 1971) AFC Asian Cup... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... The Asian Football Confederations Asian Cup 1960 finals were held in Rep. ... Motto: 널리 인간 세계를 이롭게 하라 (Broadly bring benefit to humanity, 弘益人間) Anthem: Aegukga Capital Seoul Largest city Seoul Official language(s) Korean Government Republic  - President Roh Moo-hyun  - Prime Minister Han Myung-sook Establishment    - Gojoseon 2333 BC   - Declaration of Republic March 1, 1919   - Liberation August 15, 1945   - First Republic August 15, 1948  Area    - Total 98... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... First international South Korea 5 - 3 Mexico (London, England; August 2, 1948) Largest win South Korea 16 - 0 Nepal (Incheon, South Korea; September 29, 2003) Worst defeat Sweden 12 - 0 South Korea (London, England; August 5, 1948) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1954) Best result Fourth place, 2002 AFC... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... First international Taiwan 3 - 2 South Vietnam (Philippines; May 1, 1954) Largest win Taiwan 9 - 0 Philippines (Taipei, Taiwan; August 1, 1967) Worst defeat Indonesia 10 - 1 Taiwan (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; August 11, 1968) AFC Asian Cup Appearances 2 (First in 1960) Best result Third place, 1960 The Chinese Taipei... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Vietnam. ... First international South Vietnam 2 - 4 South Korea (South Vietnam, 15 January 1949) Last International Malaysia 3 - 0 South Vietnam (Thailand, 23 March 1975) Largest win South Vietnam 10 - 0 Laos (Japan; 1 October 1967) Worst defeat Indonesia 9 - 1 South Vietnam (South Korea, 4 May 1971) AFC Asian Cup... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... The [[Asian Football Confederation]]s Asian Cup 1964 finals were held in Israel between May 26 and June 9. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... First international South Korea 5 - 3 Mexico (London, England; August 2, 1948) Largest win South Korea 16 - 0 Nepal (Incheon, South Korea; September 29, 2003) Worst defeat Sweden 12 - 0 South Korea (London, England; August 5, 1948) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1954) Best result Fourth place, 2002 AFC... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong_1959. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The Asian Football Confederations Asian Cup 1968 finals were held in Iran between May 10 and May 19. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran_(1964). ... Image File history File links Historical flag of Burma, adopted January 3, 1974. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... First international Taiwan 3 - 2 South Vietnam (Philippines; May 1, 1954) Largest win Taiwan 9 - 0 Philippines (Taipei, Taiwan; August 1, 1967) Worst defeat Indonesia 10 - 1 Taiwan (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; August 11, 1968) AFC Asian Cup Appearances 2 (First in 1960) Best result Third place, 1960 The Chinese Taipei... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Asian Football Confederations Asian Cup 1972 finals were held in Thailand between May 7 and May 19. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran_(1964). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... First international South Korea 5 - 3 Mexico (London, England; August 2, 1948) Largest win South Korea 16 - 0 Nepal (Incheon, South Korea; September 29, 2003) Worst defeat Sweden 12 - 0 South Korea (London, England; August 5, 1948) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1954) Best result Fourth place, 2002 AFC... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cambodia. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... The 1976 Asian Cup was the sixth edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football (soccer) championship of Asia (AFC). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran_(1964). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... First international Philippines 0 - 1 China (Philippines; February 1, 1913) Finland 4 - 0 China PR (Helsinki, Finland; August 4, 1952) Largest win China PR 19 - 0 Guam (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; January 26, 2000) Worst defeat USA 5 - 0 China PR (Palo Alto, USA; April 4, 1992) World Cup... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iraq_(1963-1991). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The 1980 Asian Cup was the seventh edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football (soccer) championship of Asia (AFC). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... First international South Korea 5 - 3 Mexico (London, England; August 2, 1948) Largest win South Korea 16 - 0 Nepal (Incheon, South Korea; September 29, 2003) Worst defeat Sweden 12 - 0 South Korea (London, England; August 5, 1948) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1954) Best result Fourth place, 2002 AFC... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Korea. ... First International Burma 0 - 0 North Korea (Rangoon, Burma; March 22, 1964) Largest win North Korea 21 - 0 Guam (Taipei, Taiwan; March 11, 2005) Worst defeat Bulgaria 6 - 1 North Korea (Sofia, Bulgaria; May 25, 1974) Poland 5 - 0 North Korea (Montreal, Canada; July 25, 1976) World Cup Appearances 1... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1984 Asian Cup was the eighth edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football (soccer) championship of Asia (AFC). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... First international Philippines 0 - 1 China (Philippines; February 1, 1913) Finland 4 - 0 China PR (Helsinki, Finland; August 4, 1952) Largest win China PR 19 - 0 Guam (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; January 26, 2000) Worst defeat USA 5 - 0 China PR (Palo Alto, USA; April 4, 1992) World Cup... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Asian Football Confederations Asian Cup 1988 finals were held in Qatar between December 2 and December 18. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... First international South Korea 5 - 3 Mexico (London, England; August 2, 1948) Largest win South Korea 16 - 0 Nepal (Incheon, South Korea; September 29, 2003) Worst defeat Sweden 12 - 0 South Korea (London, England; August 5, 1948) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1954) Best result Fourth place, 2002 AFC... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... First international Philippines 0 - 1 China (Philippines; February 1, 1913) Finland 4 - 0 China PR (Helsinki, Finland; August 4, 1952) Largest win China PR 19 - 0 Guam (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; January 26, 2000) Worst defeat USA 5 - 0 China PR (Palo Alto, USA; April 4, 1992) World Cup... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The Asian Football Confederations Asian Cup 1992 finals were held in Hiroshima Prefecture,Japan between October 29 and November 8. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... First international Philippines 0 - 1 China (Philippines; February 1, 1913) Finland 4 - 0 China PR (Helsinki, Finland; August 4, 1952) Largest win China PR 19 - 0 Guam (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; January 26, 2000) Worst defeat USA 5 - 0 China PR (Palo Alto, USA; April 4, 1992) World Cup... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... First International UAE 1 - 0 Qatar (Saudi Arabia; March 17, 1972) Largest win Brunei 0 - 12 UAE (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei; April 14, 2001) Worst defeat Brazil 8 - 0 UAE (Abu Dhabi, UAE; November 12, 2005) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1990) Best result Round 1, 1990 AFC Asian... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Asian Football Confederations Asian Cup 1996 finals were held in the U.A.E. between December 4 and December 21. ... Motto: None Anthem: Ishy Bilady Capital Abu Dhabi Largest city Dubai Official language(s) Arabic Government Absolute monarchy  - President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan  - Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Establishment December 2, 1971  Area    - Total 83,600 km² (116th)   32,278 sq mi   - Water (%) negligible Population    - 2005 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... First International UAE 1 - 0 Qatar (Saudi Arabia; March 17, 1972) Largest win Brunei 0 - 12 UAE (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei; April 14, 2001) Worst defeat Brazil 8 - 0 UAE (Abu Dhabi, UAE; November 12, 2005) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1990) Best result Round 1, 1990 AFC Asian... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Asian Football Confederations Asian Cup 2000 finals were held in the Lebanon between October 12 and October 29. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... First international South Korea 5 - 3 Mexico (London, England; August 2, 1948) Largest win South Korea 16 - 0 Nepal (Incheon, South Korea; September 29, 2003) Worst defeat Sweden 12 - 0 South Korea (London, England; August 5, 1948) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1954) Best result Fourth place, 2002 AFC... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... First international Philippines 0 - 1 China (Philippines; February 1, 1913) Finland 4 - 0 China PR (Helsinki, Finland; August 4, 1952) Largest win China PR 19 - 0 Guam (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; January 26, 2000) Worst defeat USA 5 - 0 China PR (Palo Alto, USA; April 4, 1992) World Cup... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Logo of the 2004 Asian Cup The Asian Football Confederations Asian Cup 2004 finals were held in China between July 17 and August 7. ... PRC redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... First international Philippines 0 - 1 China (Philippines; February 1, 1913) Finland 4 - 0 China PR (Helsinki, Finland; August 4, 1952) Largest win China PR 19 - 0 Guam (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; January 26, 2000) Worst defeat USA 5 - 0 China PR (Palo Alto, USA; April 4, 1992) World Cup... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bahrain. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Asian Football Confederations 2007 Asian Cup finals will be held in July 2007 (Starting on July 7, 2007, ending on July 29, 2007). ... 2011 (MMXI) will be a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Asian Football Confederations 2011 Asian Cup finals will be the 15th time the tournment has been held. ...

Most Asian Cup Wins

Wins Nation Year(s)
3 times Iran 1968, 1972, 1976
3 times Saudi Arabia 1984, 1988, 1996
3 times Japan 1992, 2000, 2004
2 times Rep of Korea 1956, 1960
1 time Israel 1964
1 time Kuwait 1980

Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... First international South Korea 5 - 3 Mexico (London, England; August 2, 1948) Largest win South Korea 16 - 0 Nepal (Incheon, South Korea; September 29, 2003) Worst defeat Sweden 12 - 0 South Korea (London, England; August 5, 1948) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1954) Best result Fourth place, 2002 AFC... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ...

Most Asian Cup Hosts

Hosts Nation Year(s)
2 times Iran 1968, 1976
2 times Thailand 1972, 2007^
1 time China 2004
1 time Hong Kong 1956
1 time Indonesia 2007^
1 time Israel 1964
1 time Japan 1992
1 time Kuwait 1980
1 time Lebanon 2000
1 time Malaysia 2007^
1 time Qatar 1988
1 time Singapore 1984
1 time South Korea 1960
1 time UAE 1996
1 time Vietnam 2007^
  • ^Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam will four-way co-host the 2007 Asian Cup.

Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lebanon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Qatar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... First International UAE 1 - 0 Qatar (Saudi Arabia; March 17, 1972) Largest win Brunei 0 - 12 UAE (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei; May 14, 1993) Worst defeat Kuwait 7 - 0 UAE (Saudi Arabia; 22 March 1972) Kuwait 7 - 0 UAE (Iraq; March 31, 1979) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1990... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vietnam. ...

Successful national teams

Team Titles Winning years Runner-up Third-place Fourth-place
Iran 3 1968, 1972, 1976 - 1980, 1988, 1996, 2004 1984
Saudi Arabia 3 1984, 1988, 1996 1992, 2000 - -
Japan 3 1992, 2000, 2004 - - -
Korea Republic 2 1956, 1960 1972, 1980, 1988 2000 -
Israel[2] 1 1964 1956, 1960 1968 -
Kuwait 1 1980 1976 1984 -
China PR - - 1984, 2004 1960, 1976, 1992 1968, 1988, 2000
United Arab Emirates - - 1996 1992
Myanmar - - 1968 - -
India - - 1964 - -
Hong Kong, China - - - 1956 1964
Thailand - - - 1972 -
South Vietnam - - - - 1956, 1960
Cambodia - - - - 1972
Korea DPR - - - - 1980
Bahrain - - - - 2004
Iraq - - - - 1976

Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... First international Philippines 0 - 1 China (Philippines; February 1, 1913) Finland 4 - 0 China PR (Helsinki, Finland; August 4, 1952) Largest win China PR 19 - 0 Guam (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; January 26, 2000) Worst defeat USA 5 - 0 China PR (Palo Alto, USA; April 4, 1992) World Cup... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Myanmar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... First international Hong Kong 2 - 5 South Korea (Hong Kong; January 1, 1949) Largest win Hong Kong 15 - 0 Guam (Taipei; March 7, 2005) Worst defeat China PR 7 - 0 Hong Kong (Guangzhou, China; August 1, 1980) China PR 7 - 0 Hong Kong (Guangzhou, China; November 17, 2004) World Cup... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Vietnam. ... First international South Vietnam 2 - 4 South Korea (South Vietnam, 15 January 1949) Last International Malaysia 3 - 0 South Vietnam (Thailand, 23 March 1975) Largest win South Vietnam 10 - 0 Laos (Japan; 1 October 1967) Worst defeat Indonesia 9 - 1 South Vietnam (South Korea, 4 May 1971) AFC Asian Cup... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cambodia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Korea. ... First international Burma 0 - 0 North Korea (Rangoon, Burma; March 22, 1964) Largest win North Korea 21 - 0 Guam (Taipei, Taiwan; March 11, 2005) Worst defeat Bulgaria 6 - 1 North Korea (Sofia, Bulgaria; May 25, 1974) Poland 5 - 0 North Korea (Montreal, Canada; July 25, 1976) World Cup Appearances 1... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bahrain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iraq. ...

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Final tournaments in round-robin format
  2. ^ Israel national footbal team now is in UEFA

UEFA logo The Union of European Football Associations, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh)), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ...

External links

  • Asian Cup results at RSSSF
  AFC Asian Cup  v·d·e 

Hong Kong 1956 | South Korea 1960 | Israel 1964 | Iran 1968 | Thailand 1972 | Iran 1976 |
Kuwait 1980 | Singapore 1984 | Qatar 1988 | Japan 1992 | U.A.E. 1996 | Lebanon 2000 |
China 2004 | Indonesia/Malaysia/Thailand/Vietnam 2007 | 2011 The Asian Football Confederations Asian Cup 1956 finals were held in Hong Kong between September 1 and September 15. ... The Asian Football Confederations Asian Cup 1996 finals were held in the U.A.E. between December 4 and December 21. ... The Asian Football Confederations 2007 Asian Cup finals will be held in July 2007 (Starting on July 7, 2007, ending on July 29, 2007). ... The Asian Football Confederations 2011 Asian Cup finals will be the 15th time the tournment has been held. ...

  International football  v·d·e 

FIFA | World Cup | Confederations Cup | World Rankings | Player of the Year | Teams Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, known worldwide by its acronym FIFA, is the international governing body of Football (soccer) and the largest sporting organization in the world. ... The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ... The Confederations Cup The FIFA Confederations Cup is a football (soccer) tournament for national teams, held every four years (previously every two years) by FIFA. It is contested by the winners of each of the six FIFA confederation championships (CAF, CONMEBOL, UEFA, AFC, OFC, CONCACAF), along with the FIFA World... The FIFA World Rankings is a ranking system for national teams in football (soccer). ... The FIFA World Player of the Year is a football award given annually to the male and female player who is thought to be the best in the world, based on votes by coaches and captains of international teams. ... This is a list of the mens national football (soccer) teams in the world. ...

     Asia: AFCAsian Cup
     Africa: CAFAfrican Cup of Nations
     North America: CONCACAFGold Cup
     South America: CONMEBOLCopa América
     Oceania: OFCNations Cup
     Europe: UEFAEuropean Championship

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Australia was the most successful of the five Asian teams at the World Cup in Germany, reaching the last 16, while Japan, South Korea (51), Iran and Saudi Arabia (64) failed to advance past the preliminary groups.
Asian Games winner Qatar and Uzbekistan qualified from Group F and Iraq and China were the top team teams in Group E. The draw on Tuesday represents the first major milestone for the AFC, which ensured a logistical nightmare by agreeing to allow four countries to host the finals.
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