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Line-up for AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers Final Round unveiled

AFC Asian Cup

With two years to go to Asia’s flagship men’s national team tournament, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today confirmed the 22 out of 24 teams who have advanced to the AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ Qualifiers Final Round.

Following the conclusion of the Preliminary Joint Qualifiers Round 2, 13 participating teams, including AFC Asian Cup 2023 host China PR and FIFA World Cup 2022 host and reigning Asian champions Qatar have sealed their places for the Continental showpiece, which is scheduled to take place from June 16 to July 16, 2023.

Therefore, three of the lowest ranked second-placed teams, all eight third and fourth-placed teams across Groups A to H, as well as three best fifth-placed teams – 22 teams in total – have qualified for the 24-team AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ Qualifiers Final Round.

The remaining four Participating teams, ranked 36 to 39, will compete in the AFC Asian Cup China 2023TM Qualifiers Play-offs, which will be played over two legs on September 7 and October 12, 2021, with the draw to be held on June 24, 2021.

The full list of the teams participating in the AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ Qualifiers Final Round as well as the Qualifiers Play-off can be found below.

The following 22 Participating Teams have qualified for the AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ Qualifiers Final Round by virtue of their final positions in the Asian Qualifiers Preliminary Round 2.

 Rankings  TeamsRemarks
 14TajikistanLowest second-placed teams from the Preliminary Joint Qualifiers Round 2
(Ranked 14 to 16)
 15Uzbekistan
 16Kuwait
 17Bahrain Third-placed teams from the Preliminary Joint Qualifiers Round 2
(Ranked 17 to 24)
 18Turkmenistan
 19Jordan
 20Palestine
 21Malaysia
 22Philippines
 23Kyrgyz Republic
 24India
 25ThailandFourth-placed teams from the Preliminary Joint Qualifiers Round 2
(Ranked 25 to 32)
 26Singapore
 27Mongolia
 28Afghanistan
 29Hong Kong
 30Maldives
 31Sri Lanka
 32Nepal
 33MyanmarBest fifth-placed teams from the Preliminary Joint Qualifiers Round 2 across Groups A to G (All groups except for Group H)
 34Yemen
 35Bangladesh

The following four Participating Teams (ranked 36 to 39) will be drawn to compete in the AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ Qualifiers Play-off, with the two winners qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ Qualifiers Final Round.

 Rankings  TeamsRemarks
 36 Indonesia Lowest ranked fifth-placed teams from the Preliminary
Joint Qualifiers Round 2
across Groups A to G (All groups except Group H)
 37 Cambodia
 38Chinese Taipei
 39Guam

(AFC)