Quiz! Can you name the 12 Asian nations to have played at the World Cup?

Saleh Al-Shehri of Saudi Arabia celebrates scoring his side's equalising goal to make the score 1-1 during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia at Lusail Stadium on November 22, 2022 in Lusail City, Qatar.
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You have 10 minutes to pick 12 nations.

Remember to tweet your scores @FourFourTwo, and challenge some friends while you're at it.

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The Asian teams have impressed at World Cup 2022.

We've seen some shocks so far at the tournament, many of them involving members of the AFC confederation, as a Middle Eastern World Cup brings the best out of them. 

Traditionally, they're not big superpowers. Well, only one has ever got to the semi-finals of the competition. Only twice has an AFC nation been in the last eight of the competition. 

We're going to show you every single nation in the Asian confederation – including Australia, who yes, are not Asian. Just tell us if they've appeared in a World Cup. 12 to choose from. 


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