Kuala Lumpur: Japan are Asia’s best ranked team following the latest FIFA Men’s World Ranking released on Thursday.
The Samurai Blue had a thrilling FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 campaign, which saw them beat former champions Germany and Spain (both 2-1) to top Group E, before falling to eventual third-place finishers Croatia on penalties in the Round of 16.
Kuala Lumpur: The curtains came down on the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on Sunday with Argentina lifting the trophy for a third time after a thrilling win over France at the Lusail Stadium.
In masterminding Argentina's triumph, Lionel Messi ensured his trophy cabinet now has the one title that he really craved.
While Messi and Argentina bask in glory, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 also saw Asia's cast making their impact felt in the global showpiece. The-AFC.com revisits the Asian performance, starting with Australia.