AFC Women's Asian Cup

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AFC Women's Asian Cup
AFC Women's Asian Cup.png
Founded 1975;43 years ago (1975)
Region AFC (Asia)
Number of teams 8
Current championsFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
(2nd title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
(8 titles)
Soccerball current event.svg 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup

The AFC Women's Asian Cup (formerly known as the AFC Women's Championship) is a biennial competition in women's football for national teams which belong to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It is the premier women's football competition in the AFC region for national teams. The competition is also known as the Asian Women's Football Championship and the Asian Women's Championship. 19 tournaments have been held, with the current champions being Japan. The competition also serves as a qualifying tournament for the FIFA Women's World Cup.

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, also commonly known as women's football or women's soccer is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

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.

Japan womens national football team womens national association football team representing Japan

The Japan women's national football team, or Nadeshiko Japan (なでしこジャパン), represents Japan in association football and is run by the Japan Football Association (JFA). It is the most successful women's national team from the Asian Football Confederation. Its highest ranking in the FIFA Women's World Rankings is 3rd.

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Overview

The competition was set up by the Asian Ladies Football Confederation (ALFC), a part of the AFC responsible for women's football. The first competition was held in 1975 and was held every two years after this, except for a period in the 1980s where the competition was held every three years. The ALFC was initially a separate organisation but was absorbed into the AFC in 1986.

The competition has been dominated by countries from the Pacific Rim, with the People's Republic of China having won 8 times, including a series of 7 consecutive victories.

China womens national football team womens national association football team representing the Peoples Republic of China

The Chinese women's national football team, recognized as China PR by FIFA, is governed by the Chinese Football Association. The team is colloquially referred to as "Zhōngguó Nǚzú".

The tournament frequency changed to every 4 years effective from 2014, [1] after AFC had announced that the Asian Cup will additionally serve as the qualification rounds of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. [2]

2015 FIFA Womens World Cup 2015 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup was the seventh FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football world championship tournament. The tournament was hosted by Canada for the first time and by a North American country for the third time. Matches were played in six cities across Canada in five time zones. The tournament began on 6 June 2015, and finished with the final on 5 July 2015 with a United States victory over Japan.

From 1975 to 1981, matches were 60 minutes in duration. [3]

Results

YearHostsFinalThird Place Match
WinnerSScoreRunners-upThird PlaceScoreFourth Place
1975
Details
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg  Hong Kong Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
3 – 1Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
5 – 0Flag of Malaysia.svg
Malaysia
1977
Details
Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Flag of the Republic of China.svg
Republic of China [lower-alpha 1]
3 – 1Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
Flag of Singapore.svg
Singapore
2 – 0Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
1979
Details
Flag of India.svg  India Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
Chinese Taipei
2 – 0Flag of India.svg
India South
Flag of Western Australia.svg
Western Australia
UnknownFlag of Hong Kong 1959.svg
Hong Kong
1981
Details
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg  Hong Kong Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
Chinese Taipei
5 – 0Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
Flag of India.svg
India
2 – 0Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg
Hong Kong
1983
Details
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
3 – 0Flag of India.svg
India
Flag of Malaysia.svg
Malaysia
0 – 0
(5–4) pen
[4]
Flag of Singapore.svg
Singapore
1986
Details
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg  Hong Kong Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
2 – 0Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
Japan
Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
3 – 0Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
1989
Details
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg  Hong Kong Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
1 – 0Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
Chinese Taipei
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
Japan
3 – 1Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg
Hong Kong
1991
Details
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
5 – 0Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
Japan
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
Chinese Taipei
0 – 0
(5–4) pen
Flag of North Korea (1948-1992).svg
North Korea
1993
Details
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
3 – 0Flag of North Korea.svg
North Korea
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
Japan
3 – 0Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
Chinese Taipei
1995
Details
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
2 – 0Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
Japan
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
Chinese Taipei
0 – 0
(3–0) pen
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg
South Korea
1997
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
2 – 0Flag of North Korea.svg
North Korea
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
Japan
2 – 0Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
Chinese Taipei
1999
Details
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
3 – 0Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
Chinese Taipei
Flag of North Korea.svg
North Korea
3 – 2Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
2001
Details
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei Flag of North Korea.svg
North Korea
2 – 0Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
8 – 0Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
South Korea
2003
Details
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Flag of North Korea.svg
North Korea
2 – 1 aet Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
South Korea
1 – 0Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
2006
Details
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
2 – 2 aet
(4–2) pen
Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
Flag of North Korea.svg
North Korea
3 – 2Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
2008
Details
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Flag of North Korea.svg
North Korea
2 – 1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
3 – 0Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
2010
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
1 – 1 aet
(5–4) pen
Flag of North Korea.svg
North Korea
Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
2 – 0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
2014
Details
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
1 – 0Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
2 – 1Flag of South Korea.svg
South Korea
2018
Details
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
1 – 0Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
3 – 1Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand

Note:aet: after extra time

  1. Competes as Chinese Taipei since 1979

Performance by nation

RankNationWinnersRunners-upThird PlaceFourth PlaceTotal
1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 823114
2Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 33219
3Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 32229
4Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 245314
5Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 13217
6Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 13116
7Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 10001
8Flag of India.svg  India 02103
9Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 00134
10Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 00112
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 00112
12Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 00033
13Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 00022
Total1919191976

Participating nations

Team Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg
1975
(6)
Flag of the Republic of China.svg
1977
(6)
Flag of India.svg
1979
(6)
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg
1981
(8)
Flag of Thailand.svg
1983
(6)
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg
1986
(7)
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg
1989
(8)
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
1991
(9)
Flag of Malaysia.svg
1993
(8)
Flag of Malaysia.svg
1995
(11)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
1997
(11)
Flag of the Philippines.svg
1999
(15)
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
2001
(14)
Flag of Thailand.svg
2003
(14)
Flag of Australia.svg
2006
(9)
Flag of Vietnam.svg
2008
(8)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
2010
(8)
Flag of Vietnam.svg
2014
(8)
Flag of Jordan.svg
2018
(8)
Years
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 3rd3rd2nd4th1st2nd2nd7
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 1st1st1st1st1st1st1st3rd2nd1st2nd4th3rd3rd14
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 1st1st1st2nd3rd4th3rd4th2ndGSGSGSGS13
Flag of Guam.svg  Guam GSGSGSGS4
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong GSGS4th4thGSGS4thGSGSGSGSGSGSGS14
Flag of India.svg  India 2nd3rd2ndGSGSGSGSGS8
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 4thGS4thGS4
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan GSGS2nd3rd2nd3rd2nd3rd4th2nd4th4th3rd3rd1st1st16
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan GSGS2
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan GSGSGS3
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea GS4th2nd2nd3rd1st1st3rd1st2nd10
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea GSGS4thGSGS4th3rdGSGSGS4th5th12
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 4thGS3rdGSGSGSGSGSGS9
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar GSGSGSGS4
Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal GSGSGS3
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1st1
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines GSGSGSGSGSGSGSGS6th9
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore GS3rdGS4thGSGSGS7
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 2nd2nd2nd1st3rdGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGS5th4th16
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan GSGSGSGSGS5
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam GSGSGSGSGSGS6thGS8

General statistics

As of 2018

RankTeamPartPldWDLGFGADifPts
1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 1470574934833+315175
2Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 16765242034757+290160
3Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 10533661124238+204114
4Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 13593651816577+88113
5Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 166333228110156−46101
6Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 12482461814673+7378
7Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 736186126441+2360
8Flag of India.svg  India 835163166361+251
9Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 14571144226191−16537
10Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 82790183280−4827
11Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 727711921115−9422
12Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 5167091564−4921
13Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 934532620161−14118
14Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 4144191749−3213
15Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 14400113+812
16Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 931312714180−16610
17Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 392251639−238
18Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar 41421111447−337
19Flag of Guam.svg  Guam 41510145112−1073
20Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 26006529−240
21Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal 3100010167−660

See also

AFC Asian Cup international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation

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EAFF E-1 Football Championship is an international football competition in East Asia for national teams of the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF). The competition between women's national teams is held alongside men's competition.

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