The First Time in the World Cup History: 3 Asian Teams

The matches in the knockout round of the 2022 World Cup have officially been completed, creating a very awaited match with the presence of 3 Asian representatives.

In Group E, Japan (2 wins, 1 loss) is the first Asian country to win the top spot at an away World Cup, while South Korea (1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss) is in Group H. and Australia in Group D (2 wins, 1 loss) finished the group stage with the second place in the group to win tickets to continue.

This is the first time in the history of the World Cup that 3 representatives of AFC participated in this round.

At the first World Cup held in Asia, the two hosts South Korea and Japan reached the round of 16, the first time in history that many Asian teams have reached this round. After that, Korea and Japan did the same thing at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and most recently, Japan reached the round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

In the 2006 tournament in Germany and the 2014 tournament in Brazil, all four Asian teams were eliminated in the group stage.

6 Asian teams won the right to participate in this year's World Cup finals including Korea, Japan, Australia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and host Qatar - the most in World Cup history. In addition to 4 direct tickets to Qatar, the Australian team then won the remaining place after defeating Peru in the intercontinental play-off, while Qatar attended as the host.

There is a bit of nostalgia when Iran and Saudi Arabia are close to the ticket to the 1/8 round but cannot get a good result in the last round. Accordingly, Iran in Group B (1 win 2 lost) ranked 3rd, while Saudi Arabia in Group C (1 win 2 lost) ranked 4th. Host Qatar was the only team to finish the tournament without winning. points after losing all 3 games.

The final round of the 2022 World Cup group stage has ended, officially identifying the 16 strongest teams entering the round of 16. These are all impressive names in Qatar and absolutely deserve to be in the knockout round of the world arena.

World Cup Round of 16: Asian Teams Will Make More Miracles
Australia Team

In which, it is indispensable for the top candidates for the championship such as Brazil, England, France, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, ... Besides Spain, the above representatives are all into the 1/8 round of the World Cup 2022 with a very convincing first place.

In particular, the 2022 World Cup witnessed the first time in history that 3 representatives of Asia appeared in the 1/8 round. The three "prides" that are Japan, Korea and Australia (members of the Asian Football Confederation) will compete with the top 13 teams in the continent.

The results of the World Cup 2022 round of 16 have created the top epic matches, the much-awaited competition between the big men and Asian representatives.

Waiting for Asia to "turn into a dragon"

Has the World Cup being held in an Asian country (Qatar) for the first time in 20 years has added a strong motivation to the most populous continent teams on the planet, helping them to fight more fiercely? ever.

Both Japan, Korea and Australia won the right to the round of 16 according to the most thrilling and explosive scenario, after creating unimaginable earthquakes.

World Cup Round of 16: Asian Teams Will Make More Miracles
The Japanese team made a miracle when they beat Germany and Spain to top Group E

Australia beat Denmark to take second place in Group D despite losing heavily to France in the opening match. Korea won against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal to bypass the narrow door in Group H. The most significant was Japan when knocking down both World Cup winners Germany and Spain to take the top spot in Group E. .

Looking at what Japan, Korea and Australia have shown, Asian fans have the right to believe in another miracle story that these "pride" promises to write, even though their opponents are in the first round. /8 World Cup 2022 are not simple.

Australia will have to face Lionel Messi's Argentina, Japan will face the defending runner-up Croatia, while South Korea will face the No. 1 candidate for the championship, Brazil.

World Cup Round of 16: Asian Teams Will Make More Miracles
Korean Team

Nothing is impossible with a round ball! Shocks have happened in the group stage, and there is nothing to prevent it from happening again in the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup.

Big Matches

Entering the World Cup round of 16, each match is like a final. No team wants to lose at the World Cup playground, the drama will increase when strong teams compete against each other.

A young Morocco with stars Ziyech, Hakimi,... at the top of Group F will meet Spain. The European civil war between France and Poland, Portugal and Switzerland promises to be very fiery.

It is impossible to underestimate the US and Senegal - two teams who played very impressively in the group stage to hold the second places of Group B and A. The US will face the "Orange whirlwind" Netherlands while Senegal is forecast to meet many difficult before England.

All of these will make for a very awaited match in the 1/8 round of the World Cup 2022. Let's enjoy the thrilling and thrilling moments in the knockout round of the biggest football festival on the planet!

Full Schedule of World Cup Round of 16



Time (ET / GMT)


Sat, Dec. 3

Netherlands vs. USA

10 a.m. / 3 p.m.

Khalifa Int'l

Sat, Dec. 3

Argentina vs. Australia

2 p.m. / 7 p.m.

Ahmad Bin Ali

Sun, Dec. 4

France vs. Poland

10 a.m. / 3 p.m.

Al Thumama

Sun, Dec. 4

England vs. Senegal

2 p.m. / 7 p.m.

Al Bayt

Mon, Dec. 5

Japan vs. Croatia

10 a.m. / 3 p.m.

Al Janoub

Mon, Dec. 5

Brazil vs. South Korea

2 p.m. / 7 p.m.

Stadium 974

Tue, Dec. 6

Morocco vs. Spain

10 a.m. / 3 p.m.

Education City

Tue, Dec. 6

Portugal vs. Switzerland

2 p.m. / 7 p.m.