Qualification history
Yet to appear in a FIFA World Cup™, Lebanon's best result came on the road to Brazil 2014, when they advanced to the final round of qualifiers in Asia. After four disappointing campaigns, the Cedars caught the eye by coming in second behind Kuwait but ahead of United Arab Emirates and Korea Republic in their section to earn a spot in the last phase of qualifying. That is where their promising run ended, with Lebanon subsequently finishing bottom in Group A. On their road to Russia 2018, Lebanon finished second in Group G behind runaway winners Korea Republic, but were far behind the four best-placed runners up and failed to reach Round 3.