AFC U-16 Championship

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AFC U-16 Championship
AFC U16 logo.svg
Founded1985;34 years ago (1985)
Region AFC (Asia)
Number of teams16
Current championsFlag of Japan.svg  Japan (3rd title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of Japan.svg  Japan (3 titles)
Soccerball current event.svg 2018 AFC U-16 Championship

The AFC U-16 Championship is a football competition, organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held once every two years for Asian under-16 teams that also serves as a qualification tournament for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The top 4 countries qualify to participate in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Until 2006 it was held as an under-17 tournament. The AFC have proposed switching back to an under-17 tournament starting from 2023. [1]

Asian Football Confederation governing body of association football in Asia

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of association football in Asia and Australia. It has 47 member countries, mostly located on the Asian and Australian continent, but excludes the transcontinental countries with territory in both Europe and Asia – Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkey – which are instead members of UEFA. Three other states located geographically along the western fringe of Asia – Cyprus, Armenia and Israel – are also UEFA members. On the other hand, Australia, formerly in the OFC, joined the Asian Football Confederation in 2006, and the Oceanian island of Guam, a territory of the United States, is also a member of AFC, in addition to Northern Mariana Islands, one of the Two Commonwealths of the United States. Hong Kong and Macau, although not independent countries, are also members of the AFC.

The FIFA U-17 World Cup, founded as the FIFA U-16 World Championship, later changed to its current name in 2007, is the world championship of association football for male players under the age of 17 organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

Contents

Results

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
ChampionsScoreRunners-upThird placeScoreFourth place
1985
Details
Flag of Qatar.svg
Qatar
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
Saudi Arabia
0–0
(4–3 p )
Flag of Qatar.svg
Qatar
Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg
Iraq
1–0Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
1986
Details
Flag of Qatar.svg
Qatar
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg
South Korea
0–0
(5–4 p )
Flag of Qatar.svg
Qatar
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
Saudi Arabia
2–0Flag of North Korea (1948-1992).svg
North Korea
1988
Details
Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
Saudi Arabia
2–0Flag of Bahrain (1972-2002).svg
Bahrain
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
1–1
(4–3 p )
Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg
Iraq
1990
Details
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
United Arab Emirates
Flag of Qatar.svg
Qatar
2–0Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
United Arab Emirates
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
5–0Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
1992
Details
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
Saudi Arabia
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
2–2
(8–7 p )
Flag of Qatar.svg
Qatar
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
Saudi Arabia
2–1Flag of North Korea.svg
North Korea
1994
Details
Flag of Qatar.svg
Qatar
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
Japan
1–0 ( a.e.t. )Flag of Qatar.svg
Qatar
Old Flag of Oman.svg
Oman
3–2Flag of Bahrain (1972-2002).svg
Bahrain
1996
Details
Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
Flag of Oman.svg
Oman
1–0Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
Flag of Bahrain (1972-2002).svg
Bahrain
0–0
(4–1 p )
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
Japan
1998
Details
Flag of Qatar.svg
Qatar
Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
1–1
(3–2 p )
Flag of Qatar.svg
Qatar
Flag of Bahrain (1972-2002).svg
Bahrain
5–1Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
South Korea
2000
Details
Flag of Vietnam.svg
Vietnam
Flag of Oman.svg
Oman
1–0Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
4–2Flag of Vietnam.svg
Vietnam
2002
Details
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
United Arab Emirates
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
South Korea
1–1
(5–3 p )
Flag of Yemen.svg
Yemen
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
1–0Flag of Uzbekistan.svg
Uzbekistan
2004
Details
Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
1–0Flag of North Korea.svg
North Korea
Flag of Qatar.svg
Qatar
2–1Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
2006
Details
Flag of Singapore.svg
Singapore
Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
4–2 ( a.e.t. )Flag of North Korea.svg
North Korea
Flag of Tajikistan.svg
Tajikistan
3–3
(5–4 p )
Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
YearHostFinalLosing semi-finalists( 1 )
WinnerScoreRunner-up
2008
Details
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg
Uzbekistan
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
2–1Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
South Korea
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates and Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2010
Details
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg
Uzbekistan
Flag of North Korea.svg
North Korea
2–0Flag of Uzbekistan.svg
Uzbekistan
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia and Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2012
Details
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg
Uzbekistan
1–1
(3–1 p )
Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran and Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq
2014
Details
Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
Flag of North Korea.svg
North Korea
2–1Flag of South Korea.svg
South Korea
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia and Flag of Syria.svg  Syria
2016
Details
Flag of India.svg
India
Flag of Iraq.svg
Iraq
0–0
(4–3 p )
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan and Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea
2018
Details
Flag of Malaysia.svg
Malaysia
Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
1–0Flag of Tajikistan.svg
Tajikistan
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia and Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
2020
Details
Flag of Singapore.svg
Singapore

Notes:

Successful national teams

TeamChampionsRunners-upThird placeFourth placeSemi-finalistsTotal (Top 4)
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 3 (1994, 2006, 2018)1 (2012)1 (2000)1 (1996)3 (2008, 2010, 2016)9
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 2 (2010, 2014)2 (2004, 2006)-2 (1986, 1992)1 (2016)7
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 2 (1986, 2002)2 (2008, 2014)-1 (1998)1 (2018)6
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 2 (1992, 2004)-3 (1988, 1990, 2002)--5
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 2 (1985, 1988)-2 (1986, 1992)--4
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 2 (1996, 2000)-1 (1994)--3
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 1 (1990)5 (1985, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1998)1 (2004)--7
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 1 (2008)2 (2000, 2016)-1 (2004)1 (2012)5
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 1 (1998)1 (1996)-1 (1985)-3
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 1 (2012)1 (2010)-1 (2002)-3
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 1 (2016)-1 (1985)1 (1988)1 (2012)4
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain -1 (1988)2 (1996, 1998)1 (1994)-4
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan -1 (2018)1 (2006)--2
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates -1 (1990)--1 (2008)2
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen -1 (2002)---1
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria ---1 (2006)1 (2014)2
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia ---1 (1990)-1
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam ---1 (2000)-1
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia ----3 (2010, 2014, 2018)3
Total (18 editions)181812121272

Note:

Participating nations

Legend:
NationFlag of Qatar.svg
1985
Flag of Qatar.svg
1986
Flag of Thailand.svg
1988
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
1990
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
1992
Flag of Qatar.svg
1994
Flag of Thailand.svg
1996
Flag of Qatar.svg
1998
Flag of Vietnam.svg
2000
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
2002
Flag of Japan.svg
2004
Flag of Singapore.svg
2006
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg
2008
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg
2010
Flag of Iran.svg
2012
Flag of Thailand.svg
2014
Flag of India.svg
2016
Flag of Malaysia.svg
2018
Total
Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan ××××××××××××DQGS1
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia xQFSFQFSFGSSF6
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain GS2ndGS4th3rd3rdGS7
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh ×GSGSGSGS×GSGSDQ×6
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR GS3rd3rd1stGSGSGS3rd1stQFGSGSGSGS14
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong ××GS1
Flag of India.svg  India GSGSQFGSGSGSGSQF8
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia ×GSGS4thGSGS×QF6
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran ×GSGS2nd×4thQF1stGSSFQF2ndGS11
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 3rd4th××GS×GSQFGSDQQFSF1stGS10
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan GSGS×1st4thGS3rdGSGS1stSFSF2ndQFSF1st15
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan ×GSQF×GS3
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait ••GSQFGSQFGS××5
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan ××DQGS1
Flag of Laos.svg  Laos ××××××GSDQGS2
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia ××GSGSQFGSGS5
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar ×GS×××××GSGSGS×4
Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal ×××GS×GSGS×3
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea ×4thGS4thGS×2nd2ndDQ1stGS1stSFQF11
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman ××3rd1stGS1st×QFGSGSGSQFQF10
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan ××××××GS×××1
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 2nd2ndGS1st2nd2nd2ndQF3rdGS10
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 1st3rd1st••3rdGSQFQFGSGSGS10
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore GSGS2
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 1stGSGSGSGS4th1stQFQF2ndQF2ndGSSF14
Flag of South Yemen.svg  South Yemen GS1
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria ××××××××QF×4thQFQFQFSF6
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan ×××3rdDQGS2nd3
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 4thGSGS2nd1stGS×GSGSGSGSGS11
Flag of East Timor.svg  Timor-Leste ×××GS×1
Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan ××GS××1
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 2ndGSGSQFSFQFQF×7
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan GSGS4thGSQF2nd1stQFQF9
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam ××××××××4thGSGSGSGSQFGS7
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen ×××2ndGSDQGSGSGS5

All Time Results

RankTeamPart.PldWDLGFGADifPts
1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 157043101716779+88139
2Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 146335121613566+69117
3Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 145927161610572+3397
4Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 1046271188039+4192
5Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 1047277149454+4088
6Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 11532214178266+1680
7Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 1044199165750+766
8Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 1043196187362+1163
9Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 1040178156844+2459
10Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 941169166991-2257
11Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 62615475439+1549
12Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 1143147226270-849
13Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 733138125546+1147
14Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 62710983933+639
15Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 728108104747038
16Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 72574143557-2225
17Flag of India.svg  India 82766153158-2724
18Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen 6185581924-520
19Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan 3105552033-1320
20Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 51943122541-1615
21Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 51642101933-1414
22Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 72235141852-3414
23Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 62033141659-4312
24Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar 4122281236-248
25Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 310145823-157
26Flag of Laos.svg  Laos 26204819-116
27Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal 310127631-255
28Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan 13102211-93
29Flag of South Yemen.svg  South Yemen 1302145-12
30Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 26024318-152
31Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 1301226-41
32Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 1300306-60
33Flag of East Timor.svg  Timor-Leste 1300319-80
34Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan 13003112-110
35Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan 13003113-120

Men's U-17 World Cup Qualifiers

Legend
Team Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
1985
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
1987
Flag of Scotland.svg
1989
Flag of Italy.svg
1991
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
1993
Flag of Ecuador.svg
1995
Flag of Egypt.svg
1997
Flag of New Zealand.svg
1999
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
2001
Flag of Finland.svg
2003
Flag of Peru.svg
2005
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
2007
Flag of Nigeria.svg
2009
Flag of Mexico.svg
2011
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
2013
Flag of Chile.svg
2015
Flag of India.svg
2017
Flag of Peru.svg
2019
Total
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia OFC memberR2R2q3
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 4thR12
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR QFR1R1R1R1QF6
Flag of India.svg  India R11
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran R1R2R2QF4
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq R1R22
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan QFR1R1R1R1QFR2R2q9
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea QFR2R1R2R15
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 4thQFR13
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar R1QF4thR1R1QFR17
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia QFR11st3
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea QFR1R1QFR2q6
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria R2R12
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan Part of Soviet Union R2q2
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand R1R12
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates R1R2R13
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Part of Soviet Union QFR22
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen Part of South Yemen R11

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