AFC U-23 Championship

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AFC U-23 Championship
AFC U23 Championship.png
Founded2012 (as AFC U-22 Championship)
Region Asia (AFC)
Number of teams16
Current championsFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
(1st title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan
(1 title each)
Soccerball current event.svg 2020 AFC U-23 Championship

The AFC U-23 Championship (also known as the AFC U-23 Asian Cup) [1] is an international football tournament held by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The first edition was initially set to be held in 2013 and its qualification matches in 2012, but the finals tournament was postponed to be played in January 2014 due to the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup. [2] [3]

Contents

The tournament is held every two years. The Olympic year tournaments, such in 2016 and 2020, are doubled as the Olympic's AFC qualifiers, from which the top 3 teams qualified to its football tournament. [2] The 2016 edition took place in January 2016. [4] [5] The tournament was also renamed from the "AFC U-22 Championship" to the "AFC U-23 Championship". [6]

Format

The overview of the competition format in the 2016 tournament was as follows: [7]

In addition, players would be ineligible for participating in the AFC U-16 Championship if they participated in a higher age group competition (this tournament or the AFC U-19 Championship), though in reality it is rarely enforced. [7]

Results

EditionYearHostsFinalThird place match
ChampionsScoreRunners-upThird placeScoreFourth place
1 2013 Flag of Oman.svg  Oman Flag of Iraq.svg
Iraq
1–0Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
Saudi Arabia
Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
0–0( a.e.t. )
3–2( p )
Flag of South Korea.svg
South Korea
2 2016 Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
3–2Flag of South Korea.svg
South Korea
Flag of Iraq.svg
Iraq
2–1
(a.e.t.)
Flag of Qatar.svg
Qatar
3 2018 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Uzbekistan.svg
Uzbekistan
2–1
(a.e.t.)
Flag of Vietnam.svg
Vietnam
Flag of Qatar.svg
Qatar
1–0Flag of South Korea.svg
South Korea
4 2020 Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Flag of South Korea.svg
South Korea
1–0
(a.e.t.)
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
Saudi Arabia
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
1–0Flag of Uzbekistan.svg
Uzbekistan
5 2022 TBD

Teams reaching the top four

TeamChampionsRunners-upThird placeFourth placeTotal (Top 4)
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 1 (2020)1 (2016)2 (2013, 2018)4
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 1 (2013)1 (2016)2
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 1 (2018)1 (2020)2
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1 (2016)1
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 2 (2013, 2020)2
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 1 (2018)1
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 1 (2018)1 (2016)*2
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 1 (2013)1
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1 (2020)1

(*) Host

Participating teams

TeamsFlag of Oman.svg
2013
Flag of Qatar.svg
2016
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
2018
Flag of Thailand.svg
2020
Total
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia QFGSGS3rd4
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain GS1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR GSGSGSGS4
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran GSQFGS3
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 1st3rdQFGS4
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan QF1stQFGS4
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 3rdQFGSQF4
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait GS×1
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia QF1
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar GS1
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea GSQFGSGS4
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman GSGS2
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine QF1
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 4th3rdGS3
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 2ndGSGS2nd4
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 4th2nd4th1st4
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria QFGSGSQF4
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand GSGSQF3
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates QFQFQF3
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan GSGS1st4th4
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam GS2ndGS3
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen GSGS×2
Total16161616
Legend

All-time results

RankTeamPart.Pld.WDLGFGADiff.Pts.
1Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 42416444021+1952
2Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 41912613317+1642
3Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 41710343119+1233
4Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 3159422618+831
5Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 4189273019+1129
6Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 4188552118+329
7Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 4167361617–124
8Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 4175842015+523
9Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 3124531113–217
10Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 4144461418–416
11Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 3104241515014
12Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 4133461519–413
13Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 3121561219–78
14Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 3101361118–76
15Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine 1411286+24
16Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 1411247–34
17Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 2610548-43
18Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 41210111021–113
19Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 1302138–52
20Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 1301214–31
21Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar 13003113–120
22Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen 26006215–130

See also

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