Top 10 Asian Soccer Nations

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The Top Ten

1 South Korea South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

As a whole, I think in terms of the current National team, Japan is better since they have performed better in the World Cup, but then again in recent friendlies, Korea is doing better than Japan so which National team is better is up for debate. However, it is pretty obvious that Son Heung Min is the best Asian player at the moment and is soon to become the most accomplished asian player of all time so I think that is why Korea suddenly swept pas Iran to become number 1. In terms of accomplishments, Korea came 4th in the 2002 world cup and regardless of how controversially they came to such high placing, I don't think an Asian country even managed to reach the semi finals in the world cup before. - friday1365

South Korea is growing and growing.
They are the only first Asia country who beat Germany in 2018 World cup. In a word, they are emerging.

Asian tigers has almost every record in the continent. They have gone to the World Cup the most time (10) and also keep the continuous record (9 times in a low). They are also the team who have gone to the finals of AFC Asian cups (6 times total) tied with Saudi Arabia and have gone to the semi-finals (10 times among 16 total Asian cups! ). Some people who have watched Asian football after 90s may think Japan has been equal or better than Korea but that is non-sense. Korea republic has shared the East and West with Iran for more than 60 decades, and they will.

South Korea is best soccer nation in Asia I mean think about it they reach to the semi finals in 2002

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2 Japan Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.

Japan is the worst country they are so bad at soccer by the way I'm from China

In Fifa. In Asia, japan was the only country which was in the final league.

Japan just defeated Uruguay 4-3. Last time Uruguay conceded 4 goals was against Brazil.

The only Asian nation in big 16 match in World Cup 2018. They even took first two goals with Belgium, but unfortunately Belgium won 3-2. This is quite enough to say that Japan should be number 1 instead of Iran.

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3 Iran Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. ...read more.

They are fantastic and the player in the Asia

BEST TEAM EVER!

Just iran

Will definitely win championship of Asian cup 2019.

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4 China

China is my home country. But I am 45% Chinese and 55% english. This is the team I was looking for.

Massive potential

No dout about it but China is good.

5 Saudi Arabia

Hit the round of 16 in world cup 1994

It is an amzing country and an amazing club

Should be 3rd

Reached asian cup final 5 times consecutive.
Achieved asian cup 3 times 2 of them consecutive in 1988 and 1984.
Best in 80s and 90s till 2000
Reached world cup 4 times consecutive
Elimanated japan in asian cup in 2007 and iran in 88 and 96 and south korea 88.
Should be first in my opinion
They have many legandary players like majid abdullah and saeed al oweran and fo'ad anwar and yousef al thunayyan and more.
Beating belgium in world cup 1994 by a fantastic goal.

6 Russia Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. ...read more.

Russia should be higher. They made it so far in the world cup. Saudi Arabia couldn't even score a goal against Russia (5-0? )

In 2018, lost to second placers Croatia in quarter finals, also, they beat Spain in penalties.

Russia should be the first or at least part of the top 3

Russia is ok. I guess. They were in the top 10 a few years back but they have fallen since - Joansb

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7 Thailand Thailand Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

No doubt
Thailand for life I lived there (I'm american)

8 India India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. ...read more.

They are on the path of rising, probably number one team in asia in the near future

I think in next 3 world cups India will have a place

India team has next 15 year under to part of world cup

Wait and watch.

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9 United Arab Emirates
10 Iraq

Iraq is such a great team

The reason Iraq Is Not what it was back in the 80s is the wars Iraq have been through since 1990 till 2017
Iraq Football Association Promise For the Better in the next Asian Cup and the 2022 World cup

They won the Asian cup LOL

The Contenders

11 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, officially known as the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in northern Central Asia, with a sliver of its territory west of the Ural River extending into Eastern Europe.
12 Burma Burma Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country's largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains ...read more.
13 Israel
14 Cambodia Cambodia Cambodia is a Southeast Asian nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline. Its busy capital, Phnom Penh, is home to the art deco Central Market, glittering Royal Palace and the National Museum's historical and archaeological exhibits. In ...read more.

I think Cambodia starting better and better. Love soccer Cambodia

Lol no they are REALLY bad

They rule

15 Vietnam

Getting better in these years

Vietnam good

Vietnam is getting better!

They are going places! As an Australian coach, I know that my students at the U-19 are afraid of them, they have increadbly talented young players and great academies, no doubt that they will become a football powerhouse in Asia!

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16 Qatar Qatar Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is a sovereign country located in Southwest Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.

Qatar has the best player, and honestly I feel like it should be in the top 10 teams. this is the most dis honest site ever!

17 Malaysia Malaysia Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such ...read more.

Malaysia's passion for football is ridiculous. They might not have the players like they did in the 1970s but you can find children everywhere playing this sport.

18 Australia Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

How is this lower than Malaysia, Qatar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Israel, Burma, Kazakhstan, Iraq, UAE, India, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, and South Korea?

Australia won the 2015 Asian cup. In 2006 they had a great run and made it to the round of 16 against Italy. They almost could have drew or won but the Italian player Fabio Grosso dived in the penalty box. They got a penalty and went on to win the world cup. Also, they beat American Samoa 31-0.

19 North Korea North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. ...read more.
20 Turkey Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, ...read more.

Turkeys da best man

Turkey is the 2nd best

21 Singapore Singapore Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state.

Best team!

Singapore is the best

No.2 in ping pong nation

22 Philippines Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.
23 Laos Laos Laos, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic (LPDR), or commonly referred to its colloquial name of Muang Lao is a landlocked country in the heart of the Indochinese peninsula of Mainland Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar (Burma) and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to ...read more.
24 Indonesia Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages ...read more.
25 Syria Syria Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia. Syria has been involved in a civil war since 2011.

They are the best in asia

1st

26 Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.

They suck at every thing they do

27 Nepal Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia. ...read more.
28 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Uzbekistan is a landlocked country. It is one of two doubly landlocked countries in the world, a country completely surrounded by landlocked countries in Central Asia. ...read more.

Love because I'm from UZBEKISTAN!

Love uzbekistan

love uzbek

29 Lebanon Lebanon Lebanon was established in 1920 and gained its independence in 1943. For a couple of years it has lacked a president; yet, on October 31st, 2016, it got president Michel Aoun . It is known as the Phoenix of the world since it has sunken under the ocean and has been destroyed by wars 7 times . In advance, ...read more.

Most beutiful in world
i'm australian

30 Bangladesh Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.

Love this country..

31 Brunei
32 Mongolia Mongolia Mongolia is a landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia. Its area is roughly equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia, and that term is sometimes used to refer to the current state.
33 Maldives Maldives Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an island country and archipelago in the Indian Ocean.
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