Timor Leste’s Rodrigo Sousaor, far right, challenges for possession against Malaysia’s Mohd Amri Yahyah, far left, during their Group A FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying match against Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, June 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)
9. Timor Leste
Another team starting at the first round, Timor Leste recorded an impressive 5-1 win on aggregate over Mongolia.
In the second round was drawn into group A with traditional powerhouses Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The team won ranked last in the group with 2 points from 8 matches, including a high-spirited 1-1 draw against Palestine.