AFC Confederation Squad Guide for FIFA 18 World Cup (Asia)

AFC Confederation Squad Guide for FIFA 18 World Cup

 

For all those players who plan to build the best FIFA 18 World Cup squad possible, we’ve conducted an analysis on the best Asian players. In this page, we will show you who are the best AFC Confederation players for each position.

 
 

The Best FIFA 18 World Cup Squad

Introduction to the FIFA 18 World Cup update
 

The FIFA 18 World Cup is a new separate game mode within FUT that gives you the chance to build your dream international squad in the FIFA Ultimate Team World Cup experience.

We believe that most of the players will feel lost when they start building their teams. First, because they will not be able to buy the players they want on the transfer market. It doesn’t exist. Secondly, because the card weight will be more favourable to pack players from less popular nations.

Besides that, the chemistry doesn’t work exactly the same way as it does in the regular FUT. Basically, the club is replaced by the nationality and the league it’s replaced by the confederation. In other words, players from the same country get a perfect link, while players from the same federation but different nation get a weak link. Since it is extremely hard to build a squad with all players from a single nation, even more if we are trying to build a squad based in a strong and popular nation, the best option is to base our squad in a single confederation. Our suggestion is exactly that: focus in a single confederation, open the player’s packs of that federation and follow the recommendations we make on this page.

This guide will help you to know what is the best AFC confederation squad for FIFA 18 World Cup. As you probably know, the Asian players in World Cup will have refreshed ratings and stats on this game mode. Their items are built to match real-world performance and will be updated based on the performances of players who stood out on matchday, with upgraded stats, ensuring a fresh and relevant experience for the entire tournament. Keep in mind, that our choices are based only on the starting World Cup ratings, and not on eventual upgrades.

 
 

The Best AFC Confederation Squad

The best players from the Asian Football Confederation
 

The team that we will suggest, should serve merely as orientation because it’s impossible to build a team that fits everyone. They depend on various factors we don’t know such as budget to buy packs, formation, custom tactics, instructioms, style of play and player preferences. It is also important to take into consideration the players you think have more chances to be upgraded.

 

Best AFC Confederation Squad for FIFA 18 World CupClick on the image to maximize it

 

FIRST SQUAD
76 🇦🇺 GK: Mathew Ryan
76 🇯🇵 RB: Hiroki Sakai
75 🇯🇵 CBR: Maya Yoshida
74 🇮🇷 CBL: Montazeri
75 🇮🇷 LB: Milad Mohammadi
77 🇯🇵 CDM: Makoto Hasebe
82 🇯🇵 CAM: Shinji Kagawa
77 🇮🇷 RM: Alireza Jahanbakhsh
83 🇰🇷 LM: Heung Min Son
79 🇮🇷 STR: Sardar Azmoun
77 🇯🇵 STL: Shinji Okazaki

 

SUBSTITUTES AND RESERVES
75 🇮🇷 GK: Alireza Beiranvand
76 🇯🇵 RB: Gōtoku Sakai
74 🇸🇦 CB: Osama Hawsawi
73 🇯🇵 CB: Gen Shoji
73 🇸🇦 LB: Yasser Al Shahrani
75 🇯🇵 CDM: Gaku Shibasaki
76 🇰🇷 CAM: Ja Cheol Koo
78 🇯🇵 RM: Keisuke Honda
75 🇸🇦 LM: Nawaf Al Abed
76 🇯🇵 ST: Yoshinori Muto
75 🇯🇵 ST: Yuya Osako

 
 

Nation by Nation

All the players from the AFC confederation
 

🇦🇺 AUSTRALIA

Name
POS
RAT
PAC
SHO
PAS
DRI
DEF
PHY
SKI
WF
WR
   Mathew Ryan GK 76 76 74 86 77 53 73 0 4 M \ M
   Aaron Mooy CM 76 69 70 76 74 65 76 2 3 M \ M
   Tom Rogic CAM 74 72 71 69 77 45 62 3 4 H \ L
   Mathew Leckie RM 73 93 66 63 73 34 72 2 4 H \ M
   Aziz Behich LB 73 83 61 67 73 67 65 2 4 M \ H
   Robbie Kruse RM 72 80 67 66 73 39 58 3 2 H \ M
   Massimo Luongo CM 72 74 59 65 73 69 73 2 3 M \ H
   Mile Jedinák CDM 72 49 66 65 60 73 78 1 3 M \ H
   Mark Milligan CB 72 64 59 67 62 70 78 1 3 M \ M
   Trent Sainsbury CB 72 74 49 66 60 73 71 1 4 M \ M
   James Troisi CAM 70 76 67 69 69 37 65 2 4 M \ M
   Bailey Wright CB 70 65 39 48 56 68 79 1 3 M \ M
   Jackson Irvine CM 70 76 68 66 68 69 78 2 3 H \ H
   Tim Cahill CAM 70 59 73 60 66 48 75 2 3 H \ M
   Mitchell Langerak GK 70 73 69 52 73 48 66 0 3 M \ M
   Josh Risdon RB 69 77 48 56 62 69 75 1 3 M \ M
   Alex Wilkinson CB 69 42 47 53 50 69 73 1 3 M \ H
   James Meredith LB 69 78 36 59 61 66 73 1 2 H \ M
   Tommy Oar LM 69 79 60 66 70 33 50 2 4 H \ M
   Danny Vukovic GK 69 69 67 62 72 53 65 0 3 M \ M
   Miloš Degenek CB 69 66 49 57 56 66 78 1 3 M \ M
   Rhys Williams CB 69 67 48 60 63 67 75 1 3 M \ M
   Matthew Spiranovic CB 69 62 26 51 38 71 70 1 4 M \ M
   Jamie Maclaren ST 69 83 65 58 68 40 75 1 4 H \ H
   Matthew Jurman CB 69 52 41 54 48 69 80 1 2 M \ M
   Tomi Jurić ST 69 62 71 53 63 42 74 1 4 L \ M
   Apostolos Giannou ST 68 62 69 50 62 27 68 1 3 H \ M
   Ryan McGowan RB 68 67 48 56 59 70 76 1 3 M \ H
   Adam Federici GK 68 69 65 73 68 45 66 0 2 M \ M
   Alex Gersbach LB 67 81 36 58 63 63 70 1 3 H \ M
   Ivan Franjić RM 67 76 62 63 65 62 68 2 2 M \ M
   Mark Birighitti GK 66 67 64 64 69 46 65 0 2 M \ M
   Nikita Rukavytsya ST 66 88 63 57 68 28 64 2 3 M \ L
   Tarek Elrich CB 65 75 53 59 61 64 67 1 4 H \ M

 
 

🇮🇷 IRAN

Name
POS
RAT
PAC
SHO
PAS
DRI
DEF
PHY
SKI
WF
WR
   Sardar Azmoun ST 79 82 76 65 75 40 72 2 4 M \ L
   Alireza Jahanbakhsh RM 77 86 74 68 78 40 72 2 4 H \ H
   Alireza Beiranvand GK 75 76 73 72 75 15 73 0 2 M \ M
   Milad Mohammadi LB 75 89 54 64 74 71 69 2 4 H \ M
   Dejagah CAM 75 65 71 74 72 32 69 2 4 M \ L
   Taremi LM 74 85 68 64 75 21 67 3 3 H \ M
   Montazeri CB 74 63 24 39 38 74 76 3 3 L \ H
   Karim Ansarifard ST 74 76 73 56 74 42 67 2 4 H \ L
   Alireza Haghighi GK 73 71 71 67 74 32 72 0 2 M \ M
   Saeid Ezatolahi CDM 73 72 62 62 73 67 73 2 3 M \ M
   Kaveh Rezaei ST 73 69 73 66 65 22 71 1 4 H \ H
   Ramin Rezaeian RB 73 73 62 71 66 70 74 1 3 H \ M
   Reza Ghoochannejhad ST 73 75 72 61 73 32 61 2 3 M \ L
   Jalal Hosseini CB 72 58 36 47 36 72 74 1 3 M \ H
   Ehsan Haji Safi CDM 72 76 62 69 75 64 72 2 2 M \ M
   Andranik Teymourian CDM 72 63 65 68 66 70 68 2 3 M \ M
   Ezzatollah Pourghaz CB 72 62 24 42 40 70 77 1 4 M \ M
   Morteza Pouraliganji CM 71 68 64 63 72 70 71 1 3 M \ M
   Masoud Shojaei LM 71 63 66 72 76 29 58 3 3 M \ M
   Mehdi Torabi RM 69 84 67 62 72 24 56 2 3 H \ M
   Vorya Ghafouri RB 68 70 40 56 56 66 66 1 3 H \ M
   Ali Karimi CDM 65 64 35 56 62 56 74 1 3 M \ M
   Omid Ebrahimi CM 61 67 38 61 45 64 71 1 3 M \ M
   Roozbeh Cheshmi CM 60 70 44 54 54 53 78 1 2 M \ L
   Hossain Mahini RB 60 72 29 40 54 60 64 1 3 M \ M

 
 

🇯🇵 JAPAN

Name
POS
RAT
PAC
SHO
PAS
DRI
DEF
PHY
SKI
WF
WR
   Shinji Kagawa CAM 82 70 69 75 86 34 49 3 4 M \ M
   Takashi Inui LM 78 84 69 73 86 40 58 2 3 M \ M
   Keisuke Honda RM 78 76 70 78 82 48 66 3 3 M \ H
   Makoto Hasebe CDM 77 63 51 75 71 76 72 1 3 M \ M
   Shinji Okazaki CF 77 74 74 68 78 49 76 2 4 H \ H
   Hiroki Sakai RB 76 76 48 65 65 75 77 1 4 H \ M
   Yoshinori Muto ST 76 78 73 69 79 39 61 2 4 H \ H
   Yuya Osako ST 75 76 71 66 79 36 66 2 4 M \ M
   Hiroshi Kiyotake CAM 75 73 69 77 76 34 56 2 4 M \ M
   Maya Yoshida CB 75 62 41 51 62 76 75 1 4 M \ H
   Yu Kobayashi RM 75 81 75 66 76 30 64 3 4 H \ M
   Gaku Shibasaki CDM 75 71 65 74 76 70 65 2 3 H \ M
   Genki Haraguchi RM 74 85 59 66 80 39 47 2 4 M \ H
   Yuya Kubo CF 74 82 72 68 77 42 56 2 4 H \ M
   Gōtoku Sakai RB 74 75 49 69 72 72 70 1 5 M \ M
   Gen Shoji CB 73 80 38 50 52 73 76 1 3 M \ H
   Takashi Usami LM 73 76 68 70 77 30 43 3 3 M \ M
   Takumi Minamino CAM 73 83 72 67 76 40 60 2 4 H \ M
   Masato Morishige CB 72 61 58 62 60 72 77 1 3 H \ H
   Tsukasa Shiotani CB 72 65 51 44 49 73 75 1 2 H \ H
   Mu Kanazaki ST 72 80 70 67 72 30 81 2 4 M \ H
   Manabu Saito LM 72 83 66 65 76 23 53 3 4 H \ M
   Yuto Nagatomo LB 72 83 49 57 69 71 64 1 5 H \ H
   Kenyu Sugimoto ST 72 74 72 56 67 20 73 1 4 H \ M
   Masaaki Higashiguchi GK 72 71 72 75 70 34 70 0 3 M \ M
   Eiji Kawashima GK 72 73 64 70 77 44 72 0 3 M \ M
   Yuki Kobayashi CM 72 67 61 72 75 53 64 2 3 M \ M
   Takuma Asano LM 71 92 62 58 75 22 63 2 4 H \ M
   Yosuke Kashiwagi CAM 71 68 66 72 68 50 62 2 2 H \ L
   Yosuke Ideguchi CDM 70 71 61 67 68 64 73 1 3 M \ M
   Shusaku Nishikawa GK 70 73 68 77 73 44 70 0 3 M \ M
   Hotaru Yamaguchi CDM 70 77 54 66 73 63 64 1 3 M \ M
   Naomichi Ueda CB 70 68 30 43 43 71 78 1 2 M \ M
   Kosuke Nakamura GK 69 76 58 68 78 26 57 0 3 M \ M
   Ryota Oshima CDM 69 82 64 68 72 64 58 2 4 M \ M
   Tomoaki Makino CB 69 68 34 62 65 66 76 1 4 H \ H
   Shu Kurata CDM 69 57 65 66 68 67 61 2 3 H \ M
   Wataru Endo CB 69 76 44 56 65 68 71 1 3 M \ H
   Mike Havenaar ST 69 57 65 51 62 24 66 1 3 M \ L
   Yasuyuki Konno CDM 67 41 50 64 53 66 67 1 3 M \ M

 
 

🇰🇷 KOREA REPUBLIC

Name
POS
RAT
PAC
SHO
PAS
DRI
DEF
PHY
SKI
WF
WR
   Heung Min Son LM 83 87 84 76 85 36 67 3 5 H \ H
   Jae Sung Lee CM 76 68 68 73 73 60 72 1 4 H \ H
   Sung Yueng Ki CM 76 64 73 80 73 62 70 2 4 M \ H
   Ja Cheol Koo CAM 76 73 76 73 78 56 65 3 4 M \ M
   Ki Hun Yeom ST 73 69 71 77 71 35 70 2 3 M \ M
   Min Woo Kim LM 73 72 67 69 72 62 70 2 4 H \ H
   Jin Su Kim LB 72 75 30 66 68 70 67 1 3 M \ H
   Min Jae Kim CB 72 63 31 46 46 72 80 1 2 M \ H
   Young Sun Yun CB 71 70 32 56 46 69 83 1 4 M \ H
   Dong Won Ji ST 71 72 69 59 72 36 72 1 4 M \ M
   Dong Joon Kim GK 71 73 70 67 71 43 68 0 2 M \ M
   Seung Gyu Kim GK 71 72 69 67 71 36 72 0 2 M \ M
   Chang Hoon Kwon RM 71 67 68 70 72 57 71 2 3 M \ M
   Young Gwon Kim CB 71 68 42 64 57 71 70 1 3 M \ H
   Seung Dae Kim ST 71 80 62 64 74 38 59 2 4 H \ M
   Shin Wook Kim ST 71 63 71 61 64 45 81 2 3 M \ M
   Keun Ho Lee ST 69 74 68 62 69 42 68 2 4 H \ M
   Hyun Woo Cho GK 69 70 68 59 69 51 69 0 4 M \ M
   Dong Gook Lee ST 69 58 72 61 60 23 58 2 4 H \ L
   Jin Hyeon Kim GK 68 67 66 75 68 62 68 0 3 M \ M
   Hee Chan Hwang ST 68 83 67 59 68 26 62 2 3 M \ M
   Yo Han Go RM 68 78 57 64 66 60 68 2 3 M \ M
   Chul Soon Choi RB 68 71 46 62 65 65 74 1 3 H \ H
   Hyeon Soo Jang CB 67 67 26 40 58 66 71 1 3 L \ H
   Kook Young Han CDM 66 72 35 60 62 64 69 1 3 M \ H
   Yong Lee RB 66 68 54 65 57 63 68 1 3 M \ M
   Jeong Ho Hong CB 65 71 46 51 56 63 71 1 4 L \ H
   Woo Young Jung CDM 63 60 43 61 61 60 66 2 3 L \ M

 
 

🇸🇦 SAUDI ARABIA

Name
POS
RAT
PAC
SHO
PAS
DRI
DEF
PHY
SKI
WF
WR
   Nawaf Al Abed LM 75 88 71 71 76 40 69 3 4 H \ M
   Salman Al Faraj CM 75 70 68 75 75 68 71 2 4 H \ M
   Taiseer Al Jassam CM 74 71 69 70 72 73 70 2 3 H \ H
   Osama Hawsawi CB 74 72 57 52 58 74 82 1 3 M \ H
   Yasser Al Shahrani RB 73 87 58 69 71 69 62 2 4 H \ H
   Omar Ibrahim Othman CB 73 72 28 44 49 72 80 1 3 M \ H
   Fahad Al Muwallad RM 73 93 72 63 73 36 68 2 3 H \ M
   Yahia Sulaiman Al Shehri RM 73 75 65 71 74 38 57 3 3 H \ M
   Abdulmalek Al Khaibari CDM 72 71 46 57 60 73 79 1 2 M \ H
   Mohammed Al Sahlawi ST 71 70 71 60 69 20 72 2 3 H \ L
   Yasser Al Mosailem GK 71 69 71 67 71 32 73 0 2 M \ M
   Salem Al Dawsari RM 70 83 65 64 72 34 70 3 4 H \ M
   Motaz Hawsawi CB 70 67 37 41 53 70 74 1 3 M \ M
   Mohammed Khalil Al Owais GK 70 72 69 52 71 41 70 0 3 M \ M
   Abdullah Ateef CDM 70 53 54 67 64 64 63 1 3 M \ M
   Salman Muwashar LM 70 89 67 63 73 31 68 3 4 H \ M
   Mohammed Al Buraik RB 69 84 58 67 64 63 67 1 3 H \ H
   Hussain Al Moqahwi CAM 69 67 64 68 70 63 68 2 3 H \ M
   Nasser Al Shamrani ST 69 76 72 55 60 33 78 2 2 H \ M
   Abdullah Al Mayoof GK 69 66 67 64 74 50 66 0 3 M \ M
   Mansour Al Harbi LB 69 81 46 63 66 63 67 2 3 H \ M
   Hassan Muath Fallatah RB 68 89 64 64 66 62 78 1 2 H \ M
   Abdul Fatah Aseri RM 68 83 61 62 72 25 54 3 4 H \ M
   Abdullah Al Zori LB 67 72 42 54 63 66 75 1 3 H \ M
   Mukhtar Omar Fallatah ST 67 78 67 51 61 29 63 2 3 H \ L
   Saeed Al Mowalad RB 65 77 54 58 62 60 71 1 3 M \ M
   Waleed Abdullah GK 65 64 62 70 66 37 62 0 2 M \ M
   Mohammed Al Fatil CB 64 55 25 40 44 63 69 1 2 M \ M