AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027 - Qualified teams
Official name:AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™
Host country:
Dates:15 January – 8 February 2027
Teams:24 (from 1 confederation)
Total matches:51
Venues:10 (in 4 host cities)
Current champions: (2023) (2nd title)

The 2027 AFC Asian Cup will be the 19th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Asia organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The tournament involves 24 national teams after the expansion in 2019. It will be held in January 2027 in Saudi Arabia.

The tournament will return to its usual four-year cycle, after the 2023 edition was postponed to 2024 due to the removal of China as hosts, high summer temperatures in Qatar, and Qatar's participation in the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Qatar are the two-time defending champions.


The first two rounds of qualification will act as part of the Asian qualification for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Saudi Arabia, which received automatic qualification for the Asian Cup as host, is also expected to participate in the qualifiers to qualify for the 2026 World Cup.

Northern Mariana Islands, whose football association became the 47th full AFC member during the confederation's 30th Congress on 9 December 2020, are eligible to enter the qualification tournament only for the Asian Cup.

Qualified teams

No.TeamMethod of qualificationDate of qualificationFinals appearances
1Hosts1 202312th
2Second round Group I winners26 20246th
3Second round Group F winners26 202411th
4Second round Group E winners26 202416th
5Second round Group E runners-up26 20249th
6Second round Group A winners26 202412th
7Second round Group H winners26 202412th
8Second round Group B winners2 202411th
9Second round Group C winners6 202416th
10Second round Group D winners6 20246th
11Second round Group I runners-up6 20244th
12Second round Group H runners-up6 20248th
13Second round Group G winners6 20246th
14Second round Group C runners-up11 202414th
15Second round Group F runners-up11 20246th
16Second round Group B runners-up11 20246th
17Second round Group A runners-up11 202411th
18Second round Group D runners-up11 20243rd