The Iran men's national football team has participated in 14 editions of the AFC Asian Cup, first appearing in the 1968 Asian Cup after automatically qualifying as hosts. Overall, Iran is one of the most successful teams in Asia, having won three titles from 1968 to 1976. However, after the 1976 Asian Cup, Iran's best performance is just third place.
The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América.The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and until 2015 qualified for the FIFA Confederations Cup.. The Asian Cup was held once every four years from the 1956 edition in Hong Current champions: Qatar, (1st title).
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