How are Premier League players performing at the 2023 AFC Asian Cup?

The Premier League's seven players at the AFC Asian Cup are making their presences felt in Qatar, where Iran, Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia have representatives from the PL.

Let's begin with a man tied for the tournament lead in assists: Saman Ghoddos. The 30-year-old Brentford fullback set up two goals in his 89 minutes of Iran's 4-1 win over Palestine to start group play.

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There hasn't been a Premier League player among the goals yet but both former and current Liverpool players have also registered assists: Japan's Takumi Minamino and Wataru Endo. Brighton's Kaoru Mitoma is on the injured list.

South Korea won its opener 3-1 over Bahrain. Spurs forward Heung-min Son registered three shots in captaining the side, while Wolves' Hee-chan Hwang missed through injury.

Wolves academy product Justin Hubner may be 20 but was amongst the lowercase-w wolves for Indonesia, going 90 minutes in a 3-1 loss to Iraq.

Which Premier League players are at the 2023 AFC Asian Cup?

Group A


Group B


Group C

Iran: Saman Ghoddos (Brentford)

Group D

Japan: Wataru Endo (Liverpool), Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton), Takehiro Tomiyasu (Arsenal)

Indonesia: Justin Hubner (Wolves)

Group E

South Korea: Heung-min Son (Tottenham), Hee-chan Hwang (Wolves),

Group F