Definitions for "1990 FIFA World Cup qualification"
A total of 116 teams entered the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds, competing for a total of 24 spots in the final tournament. Italy, as the hosts, and Argentina, as the defending champions, qualified automatically, leaving 22 spots open for competition.
Listed below are the dates and results for the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the Asian zone (AFC). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification.