How many teams are in the AFC Asian Cup?

How many teams are in the AFC Asian Cup?

The 2019 tournament had been expanded from 16 teams to 24 teams, with the qualifying process doubling as part of the qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup….AFC Asian Cup.

Founded 1956
Number of teams 24 (finals) 46 (eligible to enter qualification)
Current champions Qatar (1st title)
Most successful team(s) Japan (4 titles)

How many Asian Cups have Australia won?

The Australia national soccer team has represented Australia at the AFC Asian Cup on four occasions in 2007, 2011, 2015 (where Australia both hosted the tournament and won the title) and 2019.

Has Australia won the Asian Cup?

Australia won the match 2–1 in extra time. Australia, being the winner of the cup final, gained entry in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, which was hosted by Russia….2015 AFC Asian Cup Final.

The 2015 final in Stadium Australia
Event 2015 AFC Asian Cup
After extra time
Date 31 January 2015
Venue Stadium Australia, Sydney

Who qualifies for AFC Cup?

Excluding the top five associations in each region for AFC Champions League slot allocation, all other associations are eligible to enter the AFC Cup. The teams from associations ranked 6th, 11th and 12th which are eliminated in the AFC Champions League qualifying play-offs enter the AFC Cup group stage (Article 3.2).

Did Australia qualify for the World Cup 2021?

Australia has received their final path to the World Cup, with a favourable draw featuring Japan, Saudi Arabia, China, Oman and Vietnam. …

Can Australia still qualify for World Cup?

To qualify for a fifth consecutive FIFA World Cup™, Australia must finish either first or second in Group B, which includes ten matches to be played from September 2021 to March 2022, to qualify directly.

Why does Australia play in AFC?

Football Australia hoped that the move would give Australia a fairer chance of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup and allow A-League clubs to compete in the AFC Champions League, thereby improving the standard of Australian football at both international and club levels with improved competition in the region.

Where was the 2015 AFC Asian Cup held?

The 2015 AFC Asian Cup was the 16th edition of the men’s AFC Asian Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It was held in Australia from 9 to 31 January 2015.

Who won the 2015 Asian Cup?

^ “Australia down South Korea, win Asian Cup”. wwos. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015. ^ “Socceroos crowned kings of Asia in extra-time final thriller”. news.

Where were the Asian Cup matches played?

The matches were played in five different stadiums across five cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle. It was the first time that Australia had hosted the tournament, and it was also the first time the Asian Cup had been held outside the continent of Asia.

How many teams are in the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers?

The AFC decided that the 20 teams involved in the qualifiers would be split into five groups of four teams each. The top two teams from each group and one best third-placed team from among all the groups would qualify for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.