AFC U-23 Championship

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

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]

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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.

2013 AFC U-22 Championship

The 2013 AFC U-22 Championship was the first edition of the AFC U-22 Championship. The hosting rights for the tournament was awarded to Oman. It was set to take place between 23 June and 7 July 2013 but was postponed to be held between 11 and 26 January 2014 due to the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup.

Contents

The tournament is planned to be held every two years. The 2016 tournament doubled as the 2016 Olympic qualifiers, where the top 3 teams qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics. [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]

2016 AFC U-23 Championship

The 2016 AFC U-23 Championship was the second edition of the AFC U-23 Championship, the biennial international age-restricted football championship organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the men's under-23 national teams of Asia. The tournament was held in Qatar between 12–30 January 2016. A total of 16 teams compete in the tournament. The tournament was also renamed from the "AFC U-22 Championship" to the "AFC U-23 Championship".

2016 Summer Olympics Games of the XXXI Olympiad, held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016

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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). [7]

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.

AFC U-19 Championship

The AFC U-19 Championship, formerly known as the AFC Youth Championship, is a biennial international association football competition organised by the sport's Asian governing body, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The competition has been held since 1959. Between 1959 and 1978 the tournament was held annually, since 1980 it has been held every two years.

Results

YearHostsFinalThird place match
ChampionsScoreRunners-upThird placeScoreFourth place
2013
Details
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
(3–2 PSO)
Flag of South Korea.svg
South Korea
2016
Details
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
2018
Details
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
2020
Details
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand

Teams reaching the top four

TeamChampionsRunners-upThird placeFourth placeTotal (Top 4)
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 1 (2013)1 (2016)2
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1 (2016)1
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 1 (2018)1
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 1 (2016)2 (2013, 2018)3
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 1 (2013)1
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

(*) 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 QFGSGSq4
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain q1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR GSGSGSq4
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran GSQFq3
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 1st3rdQFq4
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan QF1stQFq4
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 3rdQFGSq4
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea GSQFGSq4
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 4th2nd4thq4
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait GS×1
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia QF1
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar GS1
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman GSGS2
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine QF1
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 4th3rdq3
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 2ndGSGSq4
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria QFGSGSq4
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand GSGSq3
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates QFQFq3
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan GSGS1stq4
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam GS2ndq3
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen GSGS×2
Total16161616
Legend

All-time results

RankTeamPartPldWDLGFGADifPts
1Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 31612312913+1639
2Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 31810443218+1434
3Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 31410222814+1432
4Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 2129122616+1028
5Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 3127142113+822
6Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 3134631611+518
7Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 3124441616+016
8Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 3104151012-213
9Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 2833277012
10Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 373341013-312
11Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 3102441214-210
12Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 27313121207
13Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 291351117-66
14Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine 1411286+24
15Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 1411247-34
16Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 391081317-43
17Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 2610548-43
18Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 26024414-102
19Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 1301214-31
20Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar 13003113-120
21Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen 26006215-130

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