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4 successful teams at the AFC Asian Cup

Puneet Hooda
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Modified 26 Dec 2018, 00:28 IST
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2. Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia team group photo
Saudi Arabia team group photo

Saudi Arabia also won the AFC Asian Cup thrice. They won it in 1984, 1988 and 1996. In 1984, they won against China PR in the final, in 1988 they won against South Korea, and in 1996 they won against United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Saudi Arabia participated in 9 AFC Asian Cup out of which they won 3, lost 3 finals and got knocked out 3 times in the group stages. They are currently at the 69th position in FIFA rankings and is the 5th position in Asian rankings.


1. Japan

Japan is the most successful team in the AFC Asian Cup
Japan is the most successful team in the AFC Asian Cup

Japan is the most successful team in the AFC Asian Cup as they won it a record four times. Japan won the AFC Asian Cup in 1992, 2000, 2004 and 2011.

Japan has made a total of 8 appearances in the competition. They are the only team which has never lost a final at the AFC Asian Cup. In 2019, Japan will be aiming for their 5th title. Japan is placed in group F alongside Uzbekistan, Oman and Turkmenistan.

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Published 26 Dec 2018, 00:28 IST
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