By Motin Yeung
They qualified through making to the semi-final of the AFC U-23 Championship. Korea dominated in the early stages of the tournament with an aggregate score of 12-0, but they allowed 3 goals in the final and let Japan took over the title.
They qualified by winning the AFC U-23 Championship. Japan also dominated in the early stages of the tournament, and they were able to ride the momentum that they have built in the early stages to claim the continental title with a 3-2 victory over South Korea.
They qualified by beating Qatar to finish 3rd in the AFC U-23 Championship.
How to cite this page: “MENS – Asian teams”, Written by Motin Yeung (2016). Journey to Rio, Olympic Football 2016 Guide, Soccer Politics Blog, Duke University, http://sites.duke.edu/wcwp/tournament-guides/olympic-football-2016-guide/journey-to-rio-qualification-process-rules-for-2016-olympic-games/asian-teams/ (accessed on (date)).
- FIFA website. Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 page. http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/teams/