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ASEAN fans are the most passionate in the Asia's World Cup qualifiers

ASEAN fans are the most passionate in the Asia's World Cup qualifiers

Despite the overall defeat in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, but weak teams like Indonesia or Cambodia still made impression with the enthusiasm from their fans.

The fourth round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier (Asian region) saw a dramatic result in a South Asian derby between India and Bangladesh. Not only impressing with the fascinating developments on the field, but also this confrontation left other memorable things, those are the enthusiasm from the fans presented at Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata, India.

There were 53,286 spectators present to cheer the Indian and Bangladeshi teams in this remarkable derby, and it was one of the largest figures in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Asia up to date.

However, the enthusiasm of the Indian fans is still behind Indonesia, a team that despite playing unsuccessfully, still owns the most powerful audience in Asia.

According to official statistics from AFC, 54,659 spectators came to Gelora Bung Karno stadium to watch the big confrontation between the host Indonesia versus the Malaysian team, in the first matchday of the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying's second round. That is also the largest number of spectators up to present at a match in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

In the top 5 matches with the largest number of spectators coming to the field, Cambodia surprised them when they owned 3/5. The crushing defeat of 0 to 14 against Iran did not prevent the affection and enthusiasm of their supporters for the Cambodia national football team. Specifically, there were 48,258 to the Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium to watch Cambodia lose to Iraq 0-4 in the last match.

Previously, 45,500 spectators attended the 1-1 draw of Cambodia, while 45,000 people participated in the team's 0-1 defeat against Bahrain.

In the top 10 matches with the largest audience in the first 4 matchdays of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers (AFC), Vietnam also contributed one match. That was when 38,256 people were in My Dinh stadium to watch the match that Vietnam beat Malaysia 1-0 on October 10th.

Top 10 matches with the largest audience after 4 rounds of FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying in Asia:

1) Indonesia 2-3 Malaysia - Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta - 54,659 - September 5th, 2019

2) India 1-1 Bangladesh - Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata - 53,286 - October 15th, 2019

3) Cambodia 0-4 Iraq - Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh - 48,258 - October 15th, 2019

4) Cambodia 1-1 Hong Kong - Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh - 45,500 - September 5th, 2019

5) Cambodia 0-1 Bahrain - Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh - 45,000 - September 10th, 2019

6) Malaysia 1-2 UAE - Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur - 43.200 - September 10th, 2019

7) Japan 6-0 Mongolia - Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama - 43,122 - October 10th, 2019

8) DPR Korea 2-0 Lebanon - Kim Il-sung Stadium, Pyongyang - 40,000 - September 5th, 2019

9) China 7-0 Guam Island - Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou - 39,987 - October 10th, 2019

10) Vietnam 1-0 Malaysia - My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi - 38,256 - October 10th, 2019