AFC Asian Cup 2015 Teams

2015 AFC Asian Cup Teams

AFC Asian Cup 2015 Qualified Teams

Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Previous best
performance
Australia Hosts1 5 January 2011 Runners-up (2011)
Japan 2011 AFC Asian Cup Champions 25 January 2011 Winners (1992, 2000, 2004, 2011)
South Korea 2011 AFC Asian Cup 3rd place 28 January 2011 Winners (1956, 1960)
North Korea 2012 AFC Challenge Cup Winners 19 March 2012 Fourth place (1980)
Bahrain Group D top two 15 November 2013 Fourth place (2004)
United Arab Emirates Group E winners 15 November 2013 Runners-up (1996)
Saudi Arabia Group C winners 15 November 2013 Winners (1984, 1988, 1996)
Oman Group A top two 19 November 2013 Group Stage (2004, 2007)
Uzbekistan Group E runners-up 19 November 2013 Fourth place (2011)
Qatar Group D top two 19 November 2013 Quarter-finals (2000, 2011)
Iran Group B winners 19 November 2013 Winners (1968, 1972, 1976)
Kuwait Group B runners-up 19 November 2013 Winners (1980)
  • Bold indicates champion for that year

Qualification process

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Uzbekistan
Qatar
Jordan
Iran
Iraq

China PR
Bahrain
Syria
United Arab Emirates
Kuwait

Saudi Arabia
Oman
Thailand
Yemen
Vietnam

Malaysia
Singapore
Indonesia
Lebanon
Hong Kong

The following teams did not enter the main qualifying draw, as categorized as "emerging countries" they compete separately. The teams were eligible to qualify for the 2015 Asian Cup by winning either the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup or the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup.

  • Afghanistan 
  • Bangladesh 
  • Bhutan 
  • Brunei 
  • Cambodia 
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Guam 
  • India 
  • Kyrgyzstan 
  • Laos 
  • Macau 
  • Maldives 
  • Mongolia 
  • Myanmar 
  • Nepal 
  • North Korea 
  • Pakistan 
  • Palestine 
  • Philippines 
  • Sri Lanka 
  • Tajikistan 
  • Timor-Leste
  • Turkmenistan 

AFC Asian Cup 2015 Format

Below are the list of teams that may potentially enter the qualification matches:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China PR
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Guam
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Turkmenistan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen