List of national teams with no AFC Asian Cup appearances

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This is a list of national football teams with no appearances in the AFC Asian Cups, the teams who have not qualified are listed alphabetically.

Countries who have not qualified for the AFC Asian Cup[edit]

Legend
  •  •  — Did not qualify
  •  ×  — Did not enter / Withdrew from the AFC Asian Cup / Banned

For each tournament, the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team 1956
Hong Kong
(4)
1960
South Korea
(4)
1964
Israel
(4)
1968
Iran
(5)
1972
Thailand
(6)
1976
Iran
(6)
1980
Kuwait
(8)
1984
Singapore
(8)
1988
Qatar
(8)
1992
Japan
(8)
1996
United Arab Emirates
(12)
2000
Lebanon
(12)
2004
China
(16)
2007
Indonesia
Malaysia
Thailand
Vietnam
(16)
2011
Qatar
(16)
2015
Australia
(16)
Attempts
 Afghanistan × × × × × × × × × × 6
 Bhutan × × × × × × × × × × × × 4
 Brunei × × × × × × × × × × 6
 Guam × × × × × × × × × × × 5
 Kazakhstan Part of  Soviet Union Part of UEFA 2
 Kyrgyzstan Part of  Soviet Union × 5
 Laos × × × × × × × × × × × × × 3
 Macau × × × × × × × × × × 6
 Maldives × × × × × × × × × × × 5
 Mongolia × × × × × × × × × × × × 4
   Nepal × × × × × × × 9
 Pakistan × × × × 12
 Philippines × × × × × × × 9
 Sri Lanka × × × × × × × 9
 Tajikistan Part of  Soviet Union × × 4
 Timor-Leste × × × × × × × × × × × × × × × 1
 Yemen See  North Yemen and  South Yemen × 6

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