AFC Teams at the World Cup

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  1. Anti Santos

    Anti Santos Member

    Sporting
    Portugal
    Jun 29, 2021
    Yep on this I agree with you. I never agreed with the stupid observations that were made regarding our group that we only needed to worry with Uruguay and South Korea and Ghana was the weakest team on the group based on the FIFA Rankings.

    If I would go only based on that evaluation I would be crazy to think a team with experienced players like Andre Ayew, top player like Partey or a player with great potential like Kudus it would be a weaker team for us than let's say the Czech Republic on the UEFA Nations League.

    Obviously football doesn't work that way. Still think Uruguay can pull something different on Friday, but won't be surprised if Ghana wins or even Korea because I think Portugal stupidly will rest the majority of his players.
     
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  2. Jon Stakes

    Jon Stakes Member+

    Egypt
    Nov 18, 2022
    If Korea win vs Uruguay than Uruguay needs to at minimum score 3 goals and win by at least 2 goals.
     
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  3. Ozora

    Ozora Member+

    Barcelona
    Spain
    Aug 5, 2014
    Club:
    Chelsea LFC
    And probably the only one Asia team to advance.

    Japan throw their best chance away vs Costarica. Korea's chance is very slim too.

    Still i find it hard to say Australia are Asia.
     
  4. Jon Stakes

    Jon Stakes Member+

    Egypt
    Nov 18, 2022
    For what it's worth Morocco will now be the host's closest thing to a "home team".
     
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  5. PJ234

    PJ234 Member

    DC united
    United States
    Oct 17, 2021
    Japan are through!!!!!
     
  6. Jon Stakes

    Jon Stakes Member+

    Egypt
    Nov 18, 2022
    Let's see South Korea tomorrow!
     
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  7. Viking lord

    Viking lord Member

    Uruguay
    Aug 4, 2022
    Nat'l Team:
    Uruguay
    Seems like AFC's only real kryptonite is CONCACAF...
     
  8. Christina99

    Christina99 Member+

    Sep 22, 2013
    Buenos Aires
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    AFC supremacy
     
  9. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    AC Milan
    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    I'm truly happy, but that's a reach hahaha
     
  10. PJ234

    PJ234 Member

    DC united
    United States
    Oct 17, 2021
    SK can go through. Portugal will rest players so they could win. But it depends on what happens with the Uruguay Ghana game.
     
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  11. Jon Stakes

    Jon Stakes Member+

    Egypt
    Nov 18, 2022
    They are in a much better position that Uruguay.
    Ghana essentially does have the upper hand as a draw is enough. Korea needs to count on a Uruguay win or Korea needs to win by 2 goals.
     
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  12. Jon Stakes

    Jon Stakes Member+

    Egypt
    Nov 18, 2022
    Also Portugal will want to at least draw vs Korea. This isn't France who were safe at nr 1. If Ghana wins, they can easily overtake Portugal and Portugal will end up playing Brasil.

    They are way more motivated to win the group.
     
  13. PJ234

    PJ234 Member

    DC united
    United States
    Oct 17, 2021
    That is true but it's gonna be hard for Ghana to break that Uruguay defense. That's my worry for them. Plus they could open up at the back too much as well.
     
  14. PJ234

    PJ234 Member

    DC united
    United States
    Oct 17, 2021
    South Korea are through!!!
     
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  15. Ozora

    Ozora Member+

    Barcelona
    Spain
    Aug 5, 2014
    Club:
    Chelsea LFC
    First time there are 3 Asia teams in KO round.
     
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  16. Every Four Years

    May 16, 2015
    Miramar, Florida
    Nat'l Team:
    India
    Looks like there will be 8 UEFA teams, 3 (!) AFC teams, 2 CONMEBOL teams, 2 CAF teams, and 1 CONCACAF team in the Round of 16. A sign of changes to come in the world football hierarchy?
     
  17. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    3x AFC
    2x CONMEBOL

    That says it all.
     
  18. Every Four Years

    May 16, 2015
    Miramar, Florida
    Nat'l Team:
    India
    Started from qualifying itself tbh with Australia beating out Peru to make the final tournament. Will have to see if CONMEBOL will react with a strong performance in '26.
     
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  19. Ozora

    Ozora Member+

    Barcelona
    Spain
    Aug 5, 2014
    Club:
    Chelsea LFC
    So Australia vs Argentina, Japan vs Croatia and Korea likely vs Brazil.

    Japan have highest chance to reach quarter final but we never know.
     
  20. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    Japan will beat Croatia.
     
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  21. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    I am not for excuses but I will say that COVID made things really weird in CONMEBOL this cycle.
    Not to say AFC was not affected by COVID but they have more money and better organization.

    Expect a bounce back year in 2026. Teams like Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru will all be home teams in the stands and will play much better in the Western-Hemisphere time zones .
     
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  22. Ozora

    Ozora Member+

    Barcelona
    Spain
    Aug 5, 2014
    Club:
    Chelsea LFC
    Hope so
     
  23. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    This has been an incredible World Cup. Painful for me, but amazing. Except for Australia's win over Tunisia, all the teams from the AFC lost all their matches to the CAF and Concacaf teams in their groups. Yet, despite those losses, which would have been seen as must wins if any of them had a realistic chance to advance, 3 of the AFC teams managed to advance to the R16 mainly due to wins against teams from UEFA!
     
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  24. PJ234

    PJ234 Member

    DC united
    United States
    Oct 17, 2021
    Yeah I could see Concacaf and Conmbeol do better in the next world cup again.
     
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  25. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    AFC also beat CONMEBOL in the playoff. Maybe those of us who said Asia is in an up period of the cycle and South America in a down period were correct.
     
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