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.

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 beat Germany, the top ranked team, in the 2018 World Cup.

South Korea produced many of Asia's best players, and is the only Asian country to have gone up to Semi-Final on the World Cup.

Korea also won the 2018 Asian games in soccer, which pretty much means they're the best team in Asia.

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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.

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.

The Samurai Blue are way better than South Korea

The best Asian team

They are better than South Korea

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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.

Iran is the first rank in the AFC and it should be 1st in this ranking too

Iran Is Best Team In Asia

Definitely the best asian team, as witnessed by their performances in World Cup 2018!

Iran performed very well in World Cup 2018 they should be number one one on this list vote if you agree.

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4 China

Massive potential

No dout about it but China is good.

5 Saudi Arabia

Hit the round of 16 in world cup 1994

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 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.
7 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.

India has bright future in football but not know

Lol this should be last

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

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8 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

At least itcsould be 3rd

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9 United Arab Emirates
10 Iraq

They won the Asian cup LOL

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

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
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 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.

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.
17 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.
18 Vietnam

They have improved these couple years and Vietnam possesses an abundant amount of talented youngsters.

I think most would say this team is so BAD

THIS TEAM IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD AND HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE

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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19 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.

Singapore is the best

No.2 in ping pong nation

20 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.

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.

21 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.
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 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.
24 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

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. As of 2018, it is widely considered to be the most dangerous country in the world.

1st

26 Nepal Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia. ...read more.
27 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.

Turkey is the 2nd best

28 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..

29 Brunei
30 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.
31 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.
32 Maldives Maldives Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an island country and archipelago in the Indian Ocean.
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